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make friends and be nice to people that are visiting my country
I am from Rio and have been a member of Couchsurfing since 2008. From 2009 to 2012, I was an active participant in the community. However, I moved to the UK and was away from Couchsurfing for five years. Since returning in 2017, I am excited to reconnect with the community and make new friends in Brazil. Additionally, I am a feminist and socialist, committed to promoting equality and social justice.
Be good to yourself 'cause nobody else has the power to make you happy.
There are three rules here.
After having a few negative experiences, I've decided to outline my expectations for guests in a more constructive manner. While I'm open to sharing my food, allowing you to do your laundry, and even providing shampoo, conditioner, and soap, it's important that guests contribute in some way. For example, if I serve you breakfast, it would be appreciated if you could bring a snack for me. Similarly, if I take care of your laundry, a small gesture like buying me a chocolate would be thoughtful. It's important to note that I'm not here solely to serve you, but to create a mutually respectful and enjoyable experience.
During your stay, it's essential that you maintain personal hygiene and shower regularly, especially after spending a day outdoors. In Brazil, it's common for people to use a sponge to exfoliate their skin while showering. Although it may be an unfamiliar practice to some, it can help ensure a pleasant and odor-free environment for everyone involved.
I don't use couchsurfing as a dating app, but if you see it as a dating app, please read below:
I'm tired of people who want to have sex with me without the slightest curiosity about the human being that I am. I'm tired of Tinder, Happn, Bumble, casual sex, virtual sex, contextless kisses, games, blasé approaches, and having to pretend that I'm not that interested. I'm tired of men who aren't super attentive to female pleasure. I'm tired of men who are picky and demanding about female bodies. I'm tired of men who say "let's keep in touch."
I'm tired of people who don't like commitment. People who confuse commitment with ownership. I'm tired of open relationships and polyamory. I'm tired of "I'm not sure how to deal with this." I'm tired of the beauty standard, of people who keep affirming themselves sexually, of subjectivities that no longer function outside of pornographic logic and aesthetics.
I'm tired of people who don't have the courage to let themselves be emotionally driven. People who have a liberating discourse but don't dare to live what they say. People who think we're moving too fast. People who don't care about loyalty. People who don't understand how grateful I am to feminism for all its lessons. People who are afraid that I'll be alone since I learned to be with myself. People who fell for the tale of emptying relationships, who call all this freedom, who don't care about being the affective resistance in the world.
Once I woke up to what I deserve, there is no going back to what I tolerated before.
People always ask me how to get free accommodation on Couchsurfing. Here are some tips:
It's important to have references, as most people prefer to host someone with positive references. If you can't host someone first, you can ask a friend who already uses Couchsurfing to write a reference for you. Additionally, attending Couchsurfing events and meeting other members can be a way to get references.
It's important to avoid accommodation requests that give the impression that the main goal is to receive help. Remember that hosts want to make friends and meet people from other cultures. When making an accommodation request, it's better to show that you're interested in sharing experiences, rather than just asking for help.
When making an accommodation request, it's important to be clear about your plans and goals. For example, if you're going for work, it's good to mention what kind of work it is and how long you'll be staying in the city. Additionally, it's important to make it clear that you're a responsible and reliable person.
Reading the host's profile and personalizing the accommodation request message is essential to increase the chances of getting accommodation. Mentioning something specific about the host's profile can show that you're interested and care about getting to know them better.
It's important to offer something in return to the host, such as helping with household chores or sharing your skills and knowledge. Reciprocity is a fundamental principle of Couchsurfing.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I host people from Couchsurfing. I am also an active member on this community groups and I go to CS meetings and events very often.
I had a lot of good experiences with Couchsurfing. I had the opportunity to host people from different places as USA, Belgium, Holland, Latvia, Colombia, France, etc. and I think I've learnt a lot from their cultures. I have also made a lot of friends.
To learn about different cultures and places.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Brazil, England, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In
Belgium, Brazil, England