Debra Doyle

In my experience, Swapping is the best way to get to know a local culture for virtually free. I lived in Cambodia for 6 months as a Swapper and got invited to parties, festivals, ceremonies and even seemingly mundane errands turned into bigger adventures than I had anticipated. I would have never gotten to attend a Khmer wedding or celebrate Khmer new year the way that I did if I were just traveling through.