How to Make Friends During Your Trip
Another amazing way to make new friends is using the Couchsurfing platform, where travelers sleep in the house of kind locals. It has lost some market share to Airbnb, but the community is still very much alive.
As there’s no money involved, the exchanges are based on trust and generosity. So while you may not need to pay for your bed (or couch), you’re expected to cook a meal and share some time with the hosts. Couchsurfing also promotes many locals events where locals and travelers can meet each other.