Dear Fellow Bicyclists,
Among more hosting requests than ever before this year (is it becoming a fashion?!?), we had one recently which I felt strange about. I would like to hear your opinion about it.
The guy emailed me with arrival date etc. and mentioned that he is currently travelling by public transport, because his bike was stolen in Indonesia.
We couldn't host him for other reasons (full house), but I offered to help him buy a new bike in Singapore, as we probably have the best bike shops in South East Asia here.
He wasn't interested, but asked me to help him buy a notebook computer instead. (When I did, he refused to believe that computers here are not cheaper than in the West, but that's another story.)
He contacted us again twice (with a few days in-between) asking if we could accommodate him now. In his last email he asked if we know friends or anybody else who could host him.
As he was not our guest, and the issue caused no more than a feeling of uneasyness, I will not post a negative comment. Please let me know what you think or what you would have done!
P.S.: For fairness I have to add that all our other bicycling guests were wonderful people and we see WSL as a real enrichment of our lives.