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[義大利] 沙發衝浪-去睡別人的沙發 註冊篇

為了在自助旅行中更省錢。(> W <)o” 蕾咪想開始挑戰沙發衝浪了。

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本圖出處 : http://www.besthouseinterior.com/

1. 什麼是沙發衝浪?Coach Surfing

顧名思義,其實就是到別人家中做客,睡人家沙發的意思。

現在是非常受歡迎的自助旅行方式。

 

不過安全很重要,因為蕾咪自己一個女生也不太敢,所以可能會找朋友同行。

以單身女子來說,建議以同性 > 家庭 > 異性會比較好;當然信任也很重要啦!

 

2. 怎麼成為沙發客。

Step 1:當然是在傳說中的沙發衝浪網站註冊啦!

網址:http://www.couchsurfing.org/

 

1. 開始註冊新帳號,蕾咪為了省事,直接選擇了Facebook帳號註冊喔!

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2. 註冊完成後,會出現這個畫面。這時候請記得去信箱點選確認信。

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底下的文字說明了一些規定,蕾咪做了小小的翻譯,供大家參考囉!

Community Guidelines

社區規定

To be a CouchSurfing member, you must agree to follow these simple guidelines, to help make this community a better place for us all:

成為一個沙發衝浪成員,你必須同意底下簡單的規則,去幫助這個社區變得更好。

  1. Do Respect Others 尊重他人CouchSurfing is a meeting place for people of different cultures, lifestyles, and ideals. By joining our community, you promise to communicate with respect and consideration, even if you encounter someone you disagree with.
  2. Do Make Informed Decisions 做明智的決定,注意安全Our trust network is self-moderating. Always look out for your own safety by reading profiles carefully, and help others make good decisions by leaving references after hosting or surfing.
  3. Don’t Spam 不要發垃圾信We value human interaction. Please don’t create copy-and-paste messages, CouchRequests, group posts, or event listings. Don’t use CouchSurfing to promote a business or product.
  4. Don’t Go Looking for a Date 不要來這裡聯誼Our members join CouchSurfing to make friendships. Don’t contact other members for dating — we will consider this harassment.
  5. Don’t Charge for Your Couch 不要為借宿沙發而收費Our community offers free exchange of hospitality. Asking for money or labor in exchange for your couch is not allowed.
  6. Don’t Let Anyone Under 18 Use the Website 未滿18歲請勿使用本站Many of our members host or surf with their families, children included. However, only adults may create profiles and choose who to meet.
  7. Don’t Create More than One Profile 不要創建多個檔案The profile that you are about to create is the only one that you may have. Our trust network needs everyone to stand by their reputation. And profiles can be for real people only — please no joke profiles, pet profiles, etc.
  8. Surfing Is a Privilege, Not a Right 借宿是別人給你的權利,而不是與生俱來的權力。As a surfer, recognize that you are asking to stay in someone’s home: no one is ever obligated to accept your request. You may not be able to find a couch in every city. As a host, never feel pressured to accept a request, but do make an effort to respond to surfers even if you can’t host them.

 

3. 接著,回到信箱,可以收到確認信。

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大意如下:

Dear 蕾咪,
Welcome to CouchSurfing! 歡迎來到沙發衝浪。

You’ve just plugged into a network of interesting people in over 230 countries and territories all across the world (even Antarctica!).

你剛加入了一群由230個國家(甚至是南極)的有趣人們所組成的網路。

What do you want to do first?

你想先做什麼呢?

If you have any questions, contact us and we’ll do our best to help you.

如果有任何問題,連絡我們,我們將盡力幫助你。

Welcome to our community!

歡迎來到我們的社區。

Happy Surfing,
The CouchSurfing Team

 

4. 點擊選項,會到這個畫面,依序提供教學。

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Getting Started: How to Travel with CouchSurfing

開始:如何透過沙發衝浪旅行

So you’d like to surf some couches? Let’s get you started!

你想要去當沙發客,讓我們開始吧!

 

Step One: Create Your Profile

第一步:建立你的檔案。

If you haven’t already, it’s time to fill out your profile. First, read about how to make your profile as useful as possible. Then, go ahead and tell us about yourself !

如果你還沒準備好,是時候來填寫你的資料了。首先,讀看看如何建你的檔案,越有用越好,然後,儘管去告訴我們更多關於你的事。

 

Step Two: Learn How to Read a CouchSurfing Profile

第二步:學習如何讀提供沙發者的檔案

When you’re choosing to meet other members, reading their profile carefully is one of the most important steps you should take. It helps keep you safe, and helps you have more positive experiences. Read these tips to learn more.

當你選擇去找其他人,仔細閱讀她們的個人檔案是一件很重要的事。這可以對你的安全有幫助,而且幫助你得到更多美好的經驗。

 

Step Three: Start Connecting 第三步:開始連絡

The more friends and references you have, the easier it is to meet people. So before you start looking for a couch, it’s a good idea to get out into the community.

擁有越多的朋友與參考資料,就越容易找到可以接待你的人。所以,在你開始找尋沙發之前,好的方法是去加入那些社區。

The easiest way is to join or create an Activity near you. You can find a list of upcoming Activities on your dashboard or through CouchSearch. They can be anything from a casual bike ride to a giant party.
Don’t see anything you like? With just a few clicks you can create your own listing for other CouchSurfers to see and join.

最簡單的方式是創造一個在妳身邊的活動,你可以透過搜尋引擎找到一系列即將開始的活動清單,他們可能是騎單車到一個大型的宴會。沒有看到喜歡的,就再多點幾次可以看到更多。

 

Step Four: Start CouchSearching 開始尋找沙發

Step Five: Plan for Flexibility 保持計劃的彈性

Step Six: Communicate Clearly About Your Plans 連絡清楚

Step Seven: CouchSurf! 沙發旅行

Step Eight: Follow Up With a Reference 提供旅行後的評論

Step Nine: Learn More 了解更多

 

5. 因為蕾咪已經用Facebook帳號註冊了,所以左方會出現自己的資料,而網站也會自動追蹤自己所在的位置。

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6. 選擇自己相片下的第二個選項。Fill out your profile,就會進入以下的畫面。

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底下三個欄位,分別輸入《你已經住過的城市》→《你已經拜訪過的城市》→《你想去的地方》

 

7. 接下來是很考驗英文能力的自由發揮時間。

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8. 回到第五步,點選首頁照片底下的第三個選項 Post your travel Plan,左邊是要接待,右邊是要找地方。

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9. 點選右邊,就可以看到許多提供住宿的朋友囉!這個地區是直接鎖定目前所在位置的。

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10. 因為之後即將要去義大利,我們尋找義大利的當地的看看。^^

搜尋米蘭,左上角的地圖變成了米蘭為中心,而提供住宿者也成了當地人囉!

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以上,一起去當沙發客囉!>W<

希望我能順利找到旅伴陪我去做這趟冒險之旅;旅行後再分享給大家心得。

By the way, 青年旅館也是個好選擇,30歲以前請大家多多嘗試,下回介紹囉!

About the author

蕾咪

蕾咪,來自台東,卻不定期旅居歐洲的工程師女孩,身兼作家、部落客、創業家等多重身份。畢業於台大電子所,曾在義大利商與美商擔任研發工程師;走訪世界後,發現對台灣有段割捨不了的愛,讓我們一起努力成為想要的自己吧!:) 合作邀稿請聯繫:ramihaha@gmail.com

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