global freeloader/ help exchange? - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Budget Hostels, Hotels, and Accommodations > Hostel, Hotels, Budget Accomodations: Questions and tips

Hostel, Hotels, Budget Accomodations: Questions and tips Safety, services and general questions. Is there a camp ground in...

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-12-2004, 11:46 AM   #1
Members
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

my friend and i are going to europe in december and trying to prolong the trip as much as possible so we're posting up on help exchange and global freeloader, anybody used these while travelling in europe? are these reliable and how do they work, do the people come and pick you up or do you find your own way to their place? especially help exchange working on someone's farm out in the hills....?
thank you!
save_me_from_ennui is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2004, 12:30 PM   #2
***** gear guru
 
kingcrazylegs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 6,328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via ICQ to kingcrazylegs Send a message via AIM to kingcrazylegs Send a message via MSN to kingcrazylegs Send a message via Yahoo to kingcrazylegs
Default

I'm sure someone will be able to help you with your question...I just wanted to say: Welcome to TravelPunk! Happy Trails
__________________

all that is not given is lost
kingcrazylegs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2004, 01:31 PM   #3
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 676
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to elfmaiden
Default

Hey there. I also noticed that there is a site couchsurfing.com. They might be a good one to hook up with too as there is a validation process people can go through. It's pretty connected and I've joined up but haven't stayed anywhere yet. The people seem cool though!

Jenn
__________________
My igloo is melting...
elfmaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2004, 06:03 AM   #4
Members
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: From Vancouver, Canada but living in Nottingham, UK
Posts: 78
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to starpiste Send a message via Yahoo to starpiste
Default

I have hosted and been hosted through these. All three experiences were great and have made one good and lasting friend through it. I aslo used Hospitality club on top of couch surfing and global freeloaders. I intend to try to use it more through Italy next month.

That said always have a back up plan in case the house is a bit dodgy when you get there or no one you cantact has space for you on the dates you need.
starpiste is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2004, 10:44 AM   #5
BONO'S LOVE SLAVE
 
U2fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Unfortunately, currently not in Sydney
Posts: 1,644
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

yes, I am on couchsurfing.com too but haven't stayed with anyone or hosted yet....anyone else on there, we should link up as friends?! I'm not linked up to anyone yet let me know!!
__________________
Flight to Tokyo: 92,000 yen

Metro to Ginza shopping district: 160 yen

Watching middle-aged Japanese woman dance to U2: priceless
U2fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2004, 04:17 PM   #6
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New York, NY & The Road
Posts: 1,451
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to xanthuos Send a message via MSN to xanthuos Send a message via Yahoo to xanthuos
Default

I just joined Couchsurfing...

my name on there is the same, xanthuos - feel free to link to me...

-matthew
__________________
Regards,
Matthew
xanthuos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2004, 04:48 PM   #7
BONO'S LOVE SLAVE
 
U2fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Unfortunately, currently not in Sydney
Posts: 1,644
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Whoo, great! I sent you a friend request Matthew!
__________________
Flight to Tokyo: 92,000 yen

Metro to Ginza shopping district: 160 yen

Watching middle-aged Japanese woman dance to U2: priceless
U2fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2004, 08:41 PM   #8
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New York, NY & The Road
Posts: 1,451
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to xanthuos Send a message via MSN to xanthuos Send a message via Yahoo to xanthuos
Default

fantastic.

you are confirmed my friend!
__________________
Regards,
Matthew
xanthuos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2004, 09:24 PM   #9
Members
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 54
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i just joined couchsuffer dot com as well. name is the same as here Thanks for the link u2fan! such a cool idea.
Deadguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2004, 12:33 AM   #10
Members
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, ca
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to ganeshastusk
Default

all you who are sighned up on that site! anyone from europe? the poster of this thread and i would love it if you hosted us! we'll be there dec. on
__________________
peace please
ganeshastusk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2004, 07:51 AM   #11
BONO'S LOVE SLAVE
 
U2fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Unfortunately, currently not in Sydney
Posts: 1,644
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'm Lauren430 on couchsurfing! Not from Europe though, sorry!
__________________
Flight to Tokyo: 92,000 yen

Metro to Ginza shopping district: 160 yen

Watching middle-aged Japanese woman dance to U2: priceless
U2fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need help with money exchange mountainmama Travel Budget, Money Matters, Financial Talk 2 07-26-2006 11:00 AM
Where is the Sexiest Place to take a girl GLOBAL? eSper Lets Talk About Sex 9 01-21-2006 12:30 AM
currency exchange finkle55 Travel Budget, Money Matters, Financial Talk 26 04-09-2005 10:25 AM
how global are we? TapSiLog Bored? Links/Jokes 13 03-01-2004 02:31 PM
Exchange rates... iamlindoro Travel Budget, Money Matters, Financial Talk 5 01-01-2004 08:06 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:13 AM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121