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Once upon a time, the CouchSurfing community in Cork was very active. There was a group outing at least once each week. This week was no different. I didn’t go as often as I should[…]
Hello from Ireland! Just a quick update to let you know what's happening next! I'll soon be heading to Tenerife to visit Linda of Islandmomma. With the Irish winter fast approaching, I suspect I will[…]
Cork, Ireland A bit of an update from TourAbsurd-land… The Cork Cycling Festival has been taking place this week. Since one of Dario's consuming passions is his upcoming website about community-powered bike sharing, we[…]
Cork, Ireland – 3:45 a.m. I love CouchSurfing. It has changed my life in so many incredible ways I can't begin to count. One of the best parts of it is that, despite — and[…]
4 March 2011 I am terribly excited about my upcoming trip to Morocco, and yet I am also nervous. I tend to over-plan things because I like to have info, know my options, make the[…]
8/9 Jan. 2011 (day depends on your timezone; it's the wee hours of the morning here) The Planet D is hosting Round 7 of Travel Photography Roulette: Portraits. I entered a picture I'd taken[…]
A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. ~ Grace Murray Hopper US admiral & computer scientist (1906 – 1992) Fear is overrated. There, I said it! […]
Cork, Ireland Tourist information offices are easy to dismiss as being designed for, well, tourists. They are also, however, a great source of information for locals who would like to learn about upcoming events as[…]
30 Oct. 2010 Cork, Ireland I think we can all agree that, whenever it is humanly possible, you should use puns. It is one of the clearest, simplest laws of nature. Not worth debating, really. […]
Which one is American? Thus far most of the content here on TourAbsurd has been silly travel stories, funny pictures, and little inspiring quotey tidbits. This is to entertain you, gentle reader, and to[…]
Why You Should Be Using Couchsurfing Groups Nice post and great reminder. I am often surprised at the number of long-time CS-ers who don’t even know about Couchsurfing groups. Fantastic resource!