The Joy of Hospitality Exchange

By:  Jim C

 

Several years ago my wife and I wrote several notes looking for an exchange during festival time in August in Edinburgh.  After the Peacocks responded looking for a February exchange with us in Sarasota, FL we agreed to exchange hospitality.  While they came to spend weeks with us they liked Sarasota enough to buy a condominium a few doors down where they spend six months a year, our best friends, and we have great hospitality at festival time!

This summer I spent two weeks touring Cyprus with a daughter and son-in-law.  I wrote notes to the five Homelink members on Cyprus saying that we didn’t want an exchange but meeting them would be nice.  Sue and Patrick responded inviting us to spend a couple of nights with them.  [We had a] wonderful time with them.  Lovely home and Patrick spent a day showing us around.  In the Turkish area, Frank and Gloria met us at a memorable restaurant for dinner, helped us plan our sight-seeing and invited us to see their delightful home, near where Laurence Durrell wrote “Bitter Lemons.” 

Over the years I have responded to several exchange inquiries that if they get to visit southwest Florida I would be pleased to meet them and perhaps show them around.  So far, no one has taken advantage of this offer...

 

Seeking USA

Stockholm center

Sweden - Mid
Stockholm center

We are a family, living in the centre of Stockholm, very close to shops, a vast green area (Djurgården), parks and the sea front. The apartment is 135 sqm and is located in the district Östermalm, close to jogging paths and other sports possibilities.

Stockholm is a wonderful place in summer.

See Visit Stockholm for inspiration and guidance:

http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/

We are open to swop anywhere:

- Weekends in Europe

- Summer holidays

- Easter

- Christmas