Let’s face it, being a solo traveler when you have a vagina isn’t an easy job. There are some challenges we women face that men probably never have to experience, and when it comes to traveling alone… That’s a lot!
Couchsurfing is one of them. Well, if you use Couchsurfing as a woman who occasionally travels solo, I suppose you’d probably agree that you might have a love-and-hate relationship with the platform.
It’s not just once or twice that I read some thread on female solo travelers group on Facebook that complained about the platform. Some stories were quite troublesome. From some hosts that expected sex, to having to stay in-between 2 hosts who just broke up in a transition period.
So far, I often use Couchsurfing to make a connection with people in my travel. Be it to find a place to crash or simply just get a friend to talk to along the way. Thank God, I’ve never experienced any bad experience through the platform.
And in this post, I would like to share some tips in which I use to prevent any inconvenience that might happen from using Couchsurfing for women traveling solo.