Confessions of a female couchsurfer

The writer Mandy Tay with a couchsurfer she met in Shiraz and the couchsurfer's boss, who is a young entrepreneur in Iran. PHOTO: MANDY TAY
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SINGAPORE - "We are meeting someone from Couchsurfing," I announced to Trevor, a fellow Singaporean who was travelling with me to Poland five years ago.

"No, what if he's a serial killer?" Trevor was not a fan of the idea.

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