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11. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 9y

Should I maybe ask my husband first, if he wants to do 'Couch surfing' at all?

I remember a funny story, when I had invited a TP girl, thinking she wouldn't come anyway (never telling my husband about it) and then one night she rang up saying, that she was 10min away from our house

I had to explain quickly....

12. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

I had enough of Vienna, salzburg and Innsbruck when i recently visited Austria

Could u suggest some virgin places in the south which are worth a visit?

Cheers
Arif

13. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 9y

another bigger place is Graz. It's pretty nice, has lots to offer (arts, theatre etc., nightlife as there is a lot of students)

Klagenfurt is my hometown (appor.90 000 inhabitants). It is surrounded by mountains and there's one big lake on the west side of town. A lot of Austrians (Germans, Italians etc.) like to come to Carnithia for a holiday, because we have a lot of sunshine and very warm tempertures over summer (and lots of lakes). Moreover it's the ideal place to go hiking/tramping, skiing, swimming, mountain biking, water skiing (and lots more).
If you like to go out there's heaps happening in the small villages around the lake in summertime. Klagenfurt itself is not that great, although we have a lot of (school) Balls in winter.
There's also 3 bigger events: Ironman Austria, Fete Blanche and the Beach Volleyball Grandslam every year.
The public bath (Strandbad) at the Woerthersee (Lake Woerther) is the biggest in whole Europe by the way.

We are only 45min (by car) from the Slovenian and Italian border. U can make nice trips to Venice by train, which is probably the best wy to travel while being here.

If there's something u wanna know about in particular let me know.

14. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

I was pleasantly surprised to find a two page spread in Norway's biggest newspaper this Saturday on this very topic (naturally mentioning the couchsurfing website as well as the others that offer something similar)! They had a few interviews with couchsurfers and also the people they stay with. Shared a few good experiences with the readers and overall it sounded great (feel like I end up saying/writing that every time this concept comes up!)! I'm guessing after this weekend there'll be a few more couches up for grabs in Norway :)

Through Rich, I had beer with another couchsurfer here in Oslo a few months ago. I've never tried it myself, although I've slept on plenty of couches in my travelling day, there was no nicely organized way of doing it like this! I'd like to offer up a couch, but my wife is of a somewhat different opinion and considering the screaming baby in the middle of the night, right now is not the best of times for someone actually wanting some sleep anyway

15. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 9y

I only recently became a member of couchsurfing and so far I'm absolutely loving it. Just returned from Istanbul where we stayed with two lovely girls. It's a great way to get to know people and also get an inside into the daily life of the locals. If we would have stayed at a hotel, we would have never experienced so many cool things, such as a traditional dinner, going to a live gig in a tucked away night club, etc. It is a really cool concept and I'm already looking forward to more surfing and hosting.

16. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 9y

I registered as well only last Fri... but haven't paid anything to become verified yet... I guess I'll have to that at some point...

it's nice to hear some positive stories... although I never doubted it anyway...

I'm excited and looking forward to meeting some people from all over the world!

17. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

Quoting Kathi20

Klagenfurt is my hometown (appor.90 000 inhabitants). It is surrounded by mountains and there's one big lake on the west side of town. A lot of Austrians (Germans, Italians etc.) like to come to Carnithia for a holiday, because we have a lot of sunshine and very warm tempertures over summer (and lots of lakes). Moreover it's the ideal place to go hiking/tramping, skiing, swimming, mountain biking, water skiing (and lots more).
If you like to go out there's heaps happening in the small villages around the lake in summertime. Klagenfurt itself is not that great, although we have a lot of (school) Balls in winter.
There's also 3 bigger events: Ironman Austria, Fete Blanche and the Beach Volleyball Grandslam every year.
The public bath (Strandbad) at the Woerthersee (Lake Woerther) is the biggest in whole Europe by the way.

We are only 45min (by car) from the Slovenian and Italian border. U can make nice trips to Venice by train, which is probably the best wy to travel while being here.

If there's something u wanna know about in particular let me know.

Thank you so much Kathi for the valuable information u provided:)

If u intend to visit India, just drop me a line i will be there to assist u

Arif

18. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

Quoting Kathi20

Klagenfurt is my hometown (appor.90 000 inhabitants). It is surrounded by mountains and there's one big lake on the west side of town. A lot of Austrians (Germans, Italians etc.) like to come to Carnithia for a holiday, because we have a lot of sunshine and very warm tempertures over summer (and lots of lakes). Moreover it's the ideal place to go hiking/tramping, skiing, swimming, mountain biking, water skiing (and lots more).
If you like to go out there's heaps happening in the small villages around the lake in summertime. Klagenfurt itself is not that great, although we have a lot of (school) Balls in winter.
There's also 3 bigger events: Ironman Austria, Fete Blanche and the Beach Volleyball Grandslam every year.
The public bath (Strandbad) at the Woerthersee (Lake Woerther) is the biggest in whole Europe by the way.

We are only 45min (by car) from the Slovenian and Italian border. U can make nice trips to Venice by train, which is probably the best wy to travel while being here.

If there's something u wanna know about in particular let me know.

Thank you so much Kathi for the valuable information u provided:)

If u intend to visit India, just drop me a line i will be there to assist u

Arif

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