I decided to do backpacking with so little money in hand. I only wanted to go back to Vietnam so SG is not in my budget but when I was searching for flights, a one way flight from Manila to Singapore and a one way flight from Singapore to Vietnam is way cheaper than a flight directly from Manila to Vietnam so I came here.

I found out about couchsurfing from one of the travelers I met in the hostel I stayed at here in Singapore last July 2014. I have been wanting to try it to save money since as we all know, Singapore is one of the most expensive city in the world.

I contacted an Indian guy I was supposed to couchsurf last August. My Filipina friend accommodated me instead during that trip so I just went and met these guys for lunch. He lives in Clementi with 5 other Indians and they are all professionals, not to mention “geeks” type. They all agreed for me to stay for 5 nights. How lucky am I?!

It was a 3 bedroom flat with 6 professional Indians living there so I literally stayed on their couch. Of course, it’s not comfy like a bed but it wasn’t that bad at all. Besides, I wanted to save money! During the weekdays, I was the only one in the flat since they are all working.

On a Friday night, we went out for dinner. We went to “Khansama Tandoori Restaurant” in Science Park. I had a kind of Indian food I never had before and it was really good. I heard that the bill was SGD 130. It was their treat! ūüėČ

After dinner, we went to Clementi Sports Complex. We played snooker and billiards from 11PM to 3AM!!! That was fun.

My first couchsurfing experience was awesome. I got lucky that I met these nice people. ūüôā


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