I left Paris and my comfortable life to go on the roads of Europe. I feel a bit like an old lady putting on leather pants to ride a Harley. I used to travel a lot but I was young and fresh. Now in my thirties, I should be sleeping in hotels and fly first class but I am very grateful that the money limit pushes me to choose alternative solutions and opens new horizons.

So it is bus and couchsurfing. Couchsurfing.com is a website, a community. Their mission statement: Participate in Creating a Better World, One Couch at a Time. The system of friendship and references makes it easy to trust other couchsurfers. Once you have tasted it, it’s a delight. You meet people who love travel and sharing. A truly happy community.

So my first stop is Stockholm, Sweden.