Erica (25) is from Medan, Indonesia. She hosted me for two nights in Dharamshala, where she is staying for six months to study Tibetan language. As a kid, Erica dreamt of becoming a doctor but she’s afraid of both blood and needles so this wasn’t possible. Erika opened up a couchsurfing profile after reading about the app in a blog. She first used the app in Sri Lanka to contact people and ask for advice. Then in Java she stayed with a family for the first time and decided that she also wanted to be a host.