I'm a journalist based in Amman, Jordan, and I spend a lot of time travelling for work, staying in all manner of places – some I'd go back to, some I'd rather not. So when I travel for pleasure I take every opportunity I can to stay in bright and welcoming home, where I can get to know the local community, stretch out on a terrace or balcony with a book and a coffee, and make a meal with local ingredients in a well-equipped kitchen. With Airbnb, I've been able to do this in some wonderful cities in Europe and the Middle East – and I've met some fantastic people.
I'm not currently able to host, but when I was living in London I listed my place on Airbnb and had some really lovely guests. I'm hoping to host again soon, just need to get a few details sorted!