I live in the Cologne/Bonn area together with my wife an our little boy (4 years) and work for Deutsche Telekom in Bonn. I like skiing, sailing and golf, and... travelling of course. In former times I loved to travel around the world with my backpack and appreciated the atmophere of backpacker hostels and meeting travellers from different countries and cultures. Of course this is history given my current age (45) and familiy situation. When I recently heard from airbnb in a German TV magazine I was enthusiastic about the idea and the offers of hundreds and thousands of lovely prepared apartments in private atmosphere, far away from standard business hotels which look one like the other.