I'm completely new to this site and wonder why it is that I've only now discovered it (despite the fact that I've heard about it before)?? I live in Budapest, work as a freelance sociologist and translator, and I work quite a lot. I have already hosted quite a few people through a different flat-sharing/hospitality site and I've had great experience with it. I've spent quite a but of time in hotels when I travelled for my work, from Mongolia to Prishtina, from Krasnoyarsk to La Coruna but being interested in society I've always tried to get a better sense of the fabric of a society. I mean what's the point of travel if you don't at least try to taste and learn a different culture and lifestyle?
When travelling I like to try a great variety of things, from art events and sites to farmers' markets, concerts and nice parks, sitting in cafes and cycle around or just go with the flow and see where spontaneity takes me.