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My love-hate relationship with Couchsurfing

Athens, Greece; August 2017 Cristos was my first host on Couchsurfing. On my second day in Athens, I couldn’t get the keys to work. I texted Cristos, asking if he’d be home in a bit because I wanted to get a shower. The sweltering Athenian heat is killing me. I absentmindedly picked at my shorts, anxious for him to answer. My screen lit up and it’s suddenly not that hot anymore. He said I used his home as…