Surf’s Up

Surf's upAn old social group is being revitalized in Dongguan after more motivated, but equally casual, new leadership moved in. Couchsurfers, the global online community with a network of some 7 million people, connects travelers with sleeping arrangements provided by other members. Group organizer Marco Manzini said via e-mail, “I’m not working for them, I only like the way you can meet new people and enjoy your life in China.” The introductory meeting, held at Helen’s Hangout on Valentine’s Day, was small, but Manzini felt it was a good start and said the next step was to “keep on growing.”