Chiara and I joined couchsurfing a couple weeks ago, with the thought that it might be a good way to see some cities and meet some locals on our upcoming trip.

Lo and behold it’s also turned out to be a great way to meet people here in Brussels.

Had some drinks in a hidden gem of a park yesterevening, and left with our first couchsurfer. She’s Scottish, and very nice. Via the interweb we’ve got ourselves some invites for Paris and Vienna and are cautiously optimistic that it’ll be a great way to travel. It adds an excellent X factor.