Traveling with “Couchsurfing”: the world seen from a couch

Do you trust it? Aren't you afraid? I'll never go to unknonwn people's houses. What if they kill you? Oh, yes, I heard people saying that and much more. Friends, even who I thought to not be sceptic, but open to the others, said to me all this kind of things when I started to use Couchsurfing. … Continua a leggere Traveling with “Couchsurfing”: the world seen from a couch

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 16: Porto (Portugal)

All uphill. This is the first impression about Porto. It seems that the streets in plain, here, are not designed. The hostel is a pleasant surprise: it's called Porto Wine Hostel and it is, obviously, themed on Vinho do Porto. Each room has the name of a different kind of wine and the corridors are full … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 16: Porto (Portugal)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 9: Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

I leave Amsterdam early, saying goodbye to Alberto to embark on my journey to France. In around 6 hours I'll arrive in Luxembourg. I must be in Marseille tomorrow, so I hope to find a place in the night train which leaves from Luxembourg this evening. If not, I will have to spend the night … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 9: Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 8: Amsterdam and surroundings (Netherlands)

The smell of fresh herring on the port's stalls says goodbye to me while I'm going to take my train at Rotterdam station. The Dutch capital city is waiting for me: I will spend 5 days there with Alberto, who is coming there from Florence by plane. I meet him near the station of Amsterdam and we … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 8: Amsterdam and surroundings (Netherlands)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 7: Rotterdam (Netherlands)

The morning is cloudy, as they have all been since I arrived in Be-ne-lux, but I hope for the sun. Today Rotterdam is waiting for me. It is Sunday, so when I arrive I start to search for a church. At the only one I find, mass has just finished. An old Peruvian lady says that what counts … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 7: Rotterdam (Netherlands)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 6: Delft (Netherlands)

I wake up with the sound of thunder: it's raining hard. I hope, going in Holland, to get away from the rain. When I arrive in Delft, after a couple of trains, it is nice to see again Barbara after so much time. I met her in 2007, when she was a guest of the camping in which … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 6: Delft (Netherlands)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 5: Antwerp (Belgium)

I say goodbye to Elisa and I try to find the Congolese quarter of Bruxelles, but I don't find it. I leave for Antwerp. Upon my arrival, a slight drizzle welcomes me. I walk fast (or at least how much my backpack of 15kg allows me) to search for the house of Aaron, the boy … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 5: Antwerp (Belgium)