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Yurt sweet yurt…

Yurt sweet yurt…

After spending a week in Portugal we did another Workaway. Our motivation arises not only from the financial advantage but also the distinct experiences we had earlier in Catalonia. This time our host is a Dutch Frisian family of 5 (mother, father and 3 active blonde haired boys). They came all the way from the northern part of Holland, Frisia, to South Portugal. What a journey! And most importantly, what a change! They gave up their life and jobs in…

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Low impact man

Low impact man

Being an international environmental legend, Steven was the first inspirational stop on our mission to the warm south. We met him in Gent were he does co-housing with several other households. Inviting ourselves, Steven received us very humbly, down to earth and truly hospitable, we appreciate it greatly! He wrote an interesting post (just like many of his other posts) where he refers to “active hope”: people actively participating in questioning the world of today and trying to change it…

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To Couchsurf or not to Couchsurf?

To Couchsurf or not to Couchsurf?

Couchsurfing (CS) was founded over 10 years ago with the idea of bringing people together. By letting guests stay on your couch for free you had the chance to meet like-minded travelers and make friends all over the world. That is exactly why I enjoy(ed) it. The past decade low budget traveling has become very popular and so has CS. Being a member for almost seven years I experienced the community increase very fast. Along with this increase there are obviously…

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