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friendly guests/hosts

marseille/france
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friendly guests/hosts

good morning,

some time ago, i was told that in your city exists an organisation that arranges private "exchange trips" all around the world, i.e. the members of this organisation/club or whatsoever regularly welcome unknown other members from all over the world to their homes and/or visit other members at their home. unfortunately, the person who told me so many interesting things about this organisation did speak even worse english than i do, so i did not manage to find out the exact name of this group. it was something like friendly host or friendly guest.

ever since, i try to find out more about them via internet, but unfortunately, i did not succeed up to now. does anybody know about them and can help me? the idea of such exchanges sounds really great. i would like so much to get more detailed informations about them.

thanks a lot in advance for any help you might give me.

claire

Atlanta, Georgia
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1. Re: friendly guests/hosts

Claire, I think you are talking about the Friendship Force. It was created many years ago by former President Jimmy Carter, who is from Georgia.

Go to this Web site for more information:

www.friendshipforce.org

Hope that helps!

marseille/france
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2. Re: friendly guests/hosts

Hi Peachyswan,

there's already an answer?! great! thank you so very much.

yes, i suppose that's exactly the group i had been looking for. the person who told me about them was turkish, so the pronounciation was quiete difficult and i didn't dare to make her repeat the name over and over again. for me, it sounded like friendly something, but friendship force is not so very far from that. ;-) i just had a first quick look on the site you told me about and it seems to be just the thing i had been looking for.

thank you VERY MUCH for your help, peachyswan!

ciao ciao from france

claire

Atlanta, Georgia
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3. Re: friendly guests/hosts

Claire, oddly enough I had lunch with a friend today who just came back from a Friendship Force visit to Cuba. She and her husband were there for a week and helped refurbish some homes. She said it was a trip of a lifetime.

I'm glad I could help!

marseille/france
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4. Re: friendly guests/hosts

sounds great what you tell abo0ut your friend's trip to cuba. peachyswan, you are really doing good advertising for them. ha ha.

have a nice week-end

claire