I found out about airbnb a year ago and have had a lot of good experiences with it since then - much better to be 'at home' at another place than staying at a hotel or hostel. Obviously, I like to travel a lot and explore different cities. So far, I've lived in Düsseldorf (Germany), Paris, New York and Amsterdam.
A few more words about myself: I'm a PhD student in Amsterdam, researching narratives of the recent subprime crisis in film, literature and photography. One of my favorite 'activities' is to be with friends and discuss films, life, politics - whatever is on our mind - ideally with some good food and a glass of wine. When visiting cities, my favorite activity is to walk around, get lost a little, explore. In other words, I'm not trying to tick all sightseeing boxes but like to get an invidiual impression of the place.