Perhaps Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, wouldn't rank high on our list if it hadn’t been for CouchSurfing. The city is chaotic, noisy, and overwhelming. But staying with Phuoc and his family for four nights made our stay in HCMC memorable. We got along well and spent a lot of time together touring the city, eating local delights, playing card games, cooking together, practicing English, and even doing exercise videos! We wish we lived in the same city as Phuoc because we loved spending time with him.
We stayed with Margot for a week helping her with renovating an outdoor bathroom in the Inner West of Sydney. During time off, we discussed politics, the environment, and current events.
HelpX, or Help Exchange, is a website connecting hosts and travelers. Hosts provide accommodation, and most of the time food, to travelers in exchange for a few hours of work per day. It is an excellent way to do interesting work, meet locals, travel slowly, and save money!
A short walk through the woods to Maitland Bay in Bouddi National Park, Central Coast, Australia.
Cooking food from the organic farm where we volunteered in Central Coast, Australia
For about a week, we stayed with a lovely couple enjoying their newly retired lives in the Central Coast in Australia. We helped out with the small family farm not only in exchange for accommodation and food, but also comfy family vibes.
Got a working holiday visa and a plane ticket to Australia? Great! Now you can work in Australia. Here are some tips on how to land a job in Australia.