Though I often recommend couchsurfing as a great way to save money on accommodations, this story shows that there are still dangers to be aware of:
If you know someone who’s couchsurfed in Italy, or have female friends considering couchsurfing on their next vacation, please share this news with them.
Not all couchsurfing hosts are bad, but this just goes to show that you have to over-scrutinize every profile carefully.
Happy and safe travels!
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