• Couchsurfing

    A Vegetarian in Stockholm

    My Gracious Host Swedes like their Nordic neighbours, rely heavily on mean and fish as their main course, while berries, breads and vegetables form the side. So when I went bag packing solo around Europe back in 2014, my couch surfing host, Harald was both amused and confused as I asked him to teach me a local vegetarian dish. He said they eat enough vegetables, but there was really no vegetarian main course that he could think of. I left to explore the city feeling a bit disappointed. Upon my return in the evening, I found Harald absorbed in grating a Kilo of Potatoes. He looked up and smirked, proudly…

  • Couchsurfing,  Stories

    Couchsurfing in Stockholm

    If you have read my previous post about Couchsurfing, will realize that it’s such a great way to integrate and immerse yourself in the local culture of a place. Couchsurfing is an online community of like-minded kindred souls based on kindness and trust. The locals open up their homes to travellers for free in exchange for cultural exchange. It’s a great budget-friendly option and an alternative way of travelling. To discover how I started Couchsurfing, read my article at http://nomadskitchenstories.com/couchsurfing/ My first Couchsurfing stop was in Stockholm, Sweden in August 2014. I booked my tickets from Delhi to Stockholm, once I got a positive response from my prospective host, Harald…

  • Couchsurfing- an alternative way to travel
    Couchsurfing,  Stories

    Couchsurfing- an alternative way to travel

    Couchsurfing is a community of cultural enthusiasts and travellers that runs on kindness and trust. A kind host and a trusting traveller is the recipe behind the Couchsurfing community. So, if you have an open mind, I highly recommend it. If you don’t, I still recommend it as it will open you up to a world of love and kindness. It is definitely the most unconventional way to travel on a budget. Basically, the accommodation is free unlike living in Airbnb or a hotel, it a personal exchange of culture and experiences. Couchsurfing is an alternative way of travelling and once you take the leap, you will never want to…