Couch Surfing Safe or Not? My experience with Penny in Wimbledon, London.

By | April 21, 2011

March 26th, 2011

Saturday morning in London. I made it! Yup! Holla! heyyyyyy lol! I’m in Starbucks in Wilmbledon around the corner from Penny my couch surfing host’s flat. I attempted to make coffee at her house, but it’s one of those stoves that are with gas. I didn’t see any matches & I forgot how the bloody ( British accent used here) thing operates! I just spilled coffee over the journal. Good times! 😛
Penny was away for the night on a hot date with a man. Ouuuuuu spicy I know! She didn’t want to be a rude host she said leaving me on my first night alone at her house, but she really wanted to go out on this date! Oh my goodness, don’t be silly I told her! I don’t think it’s rude at all. I am just grateful to be in London and hosted surfing on a couch! She gave me keys to her house. She also gave me a mobile if I wanted to give any of my friends the number so they could contact me. How nice! I asked if I can go somewhere to buy credit to put on it and she said there should be 14 pounds on it which would be more than enough if I was sending text messages. What more could I ask for? Super nice! She even pulled out the couch into a bed and put fresh linens on for me! And then people ask you if Couch Surfing is safe or not. Well, it’s at your own risk, but I have attracted all wonderful people. :)
I was happy for her going out having fun with men on dates. She just turned 58 years old yesterday. So, I was thinking just like the Aussie’s say, ” Good on ya mate!” LOL I think she goes out with more men than me which is AMAZING! It’s also a sign perhaps that I should date more myself! I need to get out there….. Well it’s not that there aren’t men, it’s just I am so busy I guess with projects and my goals. Or maybe because I haven’t let go of a certain someone…. hmmmmm Don’t analyze and over think Elaine. Just BE…………. Deep breathe in…….. exhale………… Some blockages, but we shall speak of that later!


Mira on April 29, 2011 at 11:03 pm.

Sounds like you had a great experience! I enjoy social travel quite a bit. Often my hosts are wonderful; actually, I have yet to have a bad experience. If you like to travel this way, you might also want to look at another site called Tripping at


Elaine on May 1, 2011 at 10:05 pm.

It was! I am couch surfing now in Paris. The first host cooked a quiche at 4:30am! Unreal! My second host toured me around the area of Montmarte today! Stay tuned for more posts!


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