“I also check their passports to verify their identities with that of their CS profiles.” Umang never refuses students and goes by references.
The content writer loves travel herself and is a regular at meet-ups as that is where all the conversations revolving around travel takes place.
Umang Kumar Rathi has hosted at least 60 to 70 couchsurfers at an apartment he shared with two colleagues in Kowdiar.
“They had questions like who would entertain the guest, why host a stranger at all, security concerns et al.
Thiruvananthapuram has a number of CSers (Couchsurfers) who invite travellers into the warmth of their homes to swap nuggets of culture from around the world.