Local contacts

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Those Hospitality Club members from across the World have accepted to receive media enquiries. They are available to answer your questions about the Club and about their personal experience using it.

Contacts available in:

Argentina - Australia - Belgium - Canada - Chile - Costa Rica - Finland - France - Germany - Georgia - Greece - Guatemala - Hong Kong - Iran - Israel - Italy - Japan - Korea - Lithuania - Netherlands - New Zealand - Poland - Portugal - Russia - Serbia & Montenegro - Singapore - Taiwan - Sweden - Switzerland - Turkey - United Kingdom - United States of America

Argentina

Lucrecia Zappegno
Hospitality Club username: lucre
Telephone: +54 (0)3525 425913
Email: lucrezap@hotmail.com
Language: Spanish

Australia

Gigi Adair
Hospitality Club username: gigispot
Telephone: +61 434 884 561
Email: gigi.adair@gmail.com
Language: English
Gigi has been hosted by about 25 Hospitality Club members and hast started hosted herself since she came back home in Sidney. She has also participated in numerous of the Club's largest gatherings. She can provide a digital photo of herself upon request.

Benelux

Frank van den Block (Belgium)
Hospitality Club username: thorgal67
Telephone: +32 496 20 80 96
Email: frankvandenblock@yahoo.co.uk
Languages: Dutch, French, and English
Frank is a member of the Hospitality Club since two years. He has had 30 hosts and 40 guests, and works as a volunteer. He can provide a digital photo of himself upon request.
Aurélie Nollet (Netherlands)
Hospitality Club username: kenza888
Telephone: +31 64 841 6511
Email: aurelie_nollet@yahoo.fr
Languages: French and English
Aurélie has received about 50 guests through the Hospitality Club and had almost the same amount of hosts. She organised two camps and participated in many more. She can provide a digital photo of herself upon request.upon request.

Canada

Jennifer Doré Dallas (Quebec)
Hospitality Club username: julyblossom
Telephone: +1 450 967 8004
Alternative telephone: +1 514 688 8322
Email: jenniferdoredallas@hotmail.com
Languages: English and French
Jennifer has hosted 6 people and has met a dozen more to show them around town. In Europe, she stayed with 9 members. As a local national and local volunteer, she has answered numerous questions about Canada by email and has organised two member meetings in Montreal. She can provide a digital photo of herself upon request.
Cynthia Münster (Ontario)
Hospitality Club username: eowcyn
Telephone: +1 905 761 8675
Email: cynthia.munster@gmail.com
Languages: English and Spanish
Cynthia has been hosted by 8 Hospitality Club members in Canada, Mexico, and Guatemala, and has hosted 4 in Toronto. She can provide a digital photo of herself upon request.

Chile

Anna Henrika Harkko Haiman
Hospitality Club username: henrika
Telephone: +56 8 450 8453
Email: annahenrika@gmail.com
Languages: Spanish and English
Since she became a member of the Hospitality Club three years and a half ago, Anna had over 300 guests staying with her in Santiago, and she organised dozens member meetings and parties. She can provide a digital photo of herself upon request.

Costa Rica

Roy Prendas Alvarez
Hospitality Club username: chiri
Telephone: +506 831 5278
Email: royprendas@yahoo.com
Languages: Spanish and English

Finland

Hannu Kröger
Hospitality Club username: hkroger
Telephone: +358 50 3495935
Email: hkroger@ee.oulu.fi
Languages: Finnish and English
Hannu is one of the Hospitality Club's volunteer computer programmers. He had about 10 guests in Finland and 5 hosts in Germany and in France.

France

Pierre-Charles Marais
Hospitality Club username: pietshah
Telephone: +33 (0)6 25 70 19 32
Email: pietshah@hospitalityclub.org
Languages: French, Spanish, and English
Pierre-Charles is a volunteer for the Hospitality Club and has made hundreds of encounter through it.

Germany

Simon Brinkrolf (Hamburg)
Hospitality Club username: simon-brinkrolf
Telephone: +49 (0)40 22 69 30 99
Email: simon-brinkrolf@hospitalityclub.org
Languages: German and English
Simon has received about 10 guests. He works as an active volunteer for the Club with involvement into several tasks.
Florian M. Käfer (Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg)
Hospitality Club username: kiwiflave
Telephone: +49 (0)761 1554430
Email: fkaefer@googlemail.com
Languages: German and English
Florian has visited members of the Hospitality Club in Berlin, Prague, Dresden, Munich, and Brussels. He has also organised a large party and concert in Freiburg, where he has received some guests. He is currently participating in the organisation of the next summer camp, in Berlin.
Julia Keiper (Hesse/Rhineland-Palatinate)
Hospitality Club username: fallendarkling
Telephone: +49 (0)179 32 40 403
Email: jukeiper@rz-online.de
Languages: German and English
Being a relatively new member, it was a great adventure for Julia when she received her first guest and showed him around her hometown.
Claudia Pfeiffer (Bayern)
Hospitality Club username: claudiaab
Telephone: +49 (0)621 362914
Email: claudiaab@gmail.com
Languages: German and English
Claudia has had 10 hosts in Spain, England, Estonia, and Belgium. She also had 5 guests and met many more members through meetings around Germany. She works as a volunteer for the Hospitality Club.
Jonathan Stock (Berlin)
Hospitality Club username: jonathan
Telephone: +49 (0)179 5 69 77 24
Email: Jonathan.Stock@gmx.de
Languages: German and English
Jonathan was an early member of the Hospitality Club. He had 40 guests and as many hosts, and hitchhiked to Indian with the help of the Club.

Georgia

ვერა მურღულია - Vera Murghulia
Hospitality Club username: vera1984
Telephone: +995 32 371 360
Email: verka1984@gmail.com
Languages: Georgian, Russian, English, Italian, and French request.

Greece

Κωνσταντίνος Χαλβατζής / Konstantinos Chalvatzis
Hospitality Club username: promitheus
Telephone: +30 694 655 0724
Email: subwaywall@yahoo.com
Languages: Greek and English
Konstantinos is a member of the Hospitality Club since two years and a half. He has had 60 hosts and 30 guests. He can provide a digital photo of himself upon request.

Guatemala

Juan Carlos Arvizu
Hospitality Club username: juancarlosgt
Telephone: +502 5 202 5538
Email: arvizu@itelgua.com
Languages: Spanish and English
Juan Carlos has been hosted by 10 members of the Hospitality Club in Europe and has received around 20 from around the world in Guatemala City. In total, he has met over 60 members.

Hong Kong

Pong Yat-ming
Hospitality Club username: parkpark
Telephone: +852 60 189 637
Email: zxc777@yahoo.com
Languages: Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English
Since he became a member of the Hospitality Club in 2002, Pong Yat-ming has met more than 60 other members. He can provide a digital photo of himself upon request.

Iran

Nima Aflaki / بیما افلاکی
Hospitality Club username: meganima
Telephone: +98 913 110 4884
Email: meganima@gmail.com
Languages: Persian and English
Nima was hosted by two Hospitality Club members in Russian, then starting hosting himself when he came back to Iran. To this day, he has received over 40 guests. He can provide a digital photo of himself upon request.

Israel

Talli Freedman
Hospitality Club username: boufonnette
Telephone: +972 (0)528 701604
Email: boufonnette@yahoo.com
Languages: Hebrew, English, and French
Talli has ha many hosts in Europe, and met many members from the Hospitality Club in camps and meetings. So far she has met only travellers visiting Israel that wanted to meet locals but didn't need accommodation, though he is looking forwards to receiving her first guest soon. She can provide a digital photo of herself upon request.

Italy

Bernardo Damele
Hospitality Club username: inquis
Telephone: +39 349 38 21 385
Email: inquis@hospitalityclub.org
Language: Italian
Availability: At lunch and supper time, from 13:00 to 14:00 and from 19:00 to 22:00
Bernardo has been hosted by almost 30 members of the Hospitality Club in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Georgia. He has hosted 12 members in Trieste and 20 in Rome, and is looking forward to host more soon. Additionally, he works as a volunteer for the Club. He can provide a digital photo of himself upon request.

Japan

横山 雄二郎 / Yujiro Yokoyama
Hospitality Club username: yujiro
Telephone: +81 90 2263 7601
Email: dorachacha1122@hotmail.com
Language: Japanese and English
Yujiro is the most active member of the Hospitality Club in Japan. Last year alone, he received two dozens guests. He can provide a digital photo of himself alone or in company of his many guests upon request.

Korea

김민경 / Kim Min Kyung
Hospitality Club username: kimey
Telephone: 082 (0)10 2273 0992
Email: k_mktree@yahoo.com
Language: Korean and English
Kim received 5 guests from the Hospitality Club in Korea, and visited about the same number in Europe. He can provide a digital photo of himself alone or in company of his guests upon request.

Lithuania

Justina Puzinaite
Hospitality Club username: justee
Telephone: +370 672 23413
Email: just_tute@yahoo.com
Language: Lithuanian and English
Justina has had about 30 guests and hosts, but met many hundreds more Hospitality Club members by organising and participating in gatherings.
Vladas Sapranavicius
Hospitality Club username: vladas
Telephone: +370 618 83101
Email: sapranavicius@vladas.com
Language: Lithuanian, English, and Russian
Vladas was among the very first persons to join the Hospitality Club, and is still nowadays very implied as a volunteer. He had over 20 guests and as many hosts.

New Zealand

Richard Loffhagen
Hospitality Club username: richncol
Telephone: +64 (0)3 352 2976
Alternative telephone: +64 (0)27 2 013 490
Email: richard@simplycatering.co.nz
Language: English
Richard has been a member of the Hospitality Club for two years. With his wife Colleen, he hosted a dozen members in New Zealand and they were hosted twice, in Italy and in France. They have made great friends through the Club.

Poland

Radoslaw Piosik
Hospitality Club username: meenzer
Telephone: +48 601 646 550
Email: meenzer_1980@yahoo.com
Languages: Polish, German, and English
Radoslaw has hosted around 20 members and has himself been a guest slightly more often than that. In total, he met nearly 150 members of the Hospitality Club. He can provide a digital photo of himself upon request.

Portugal

Emma Olmi
Hospitality Club username: emminha
Telephone: +351 918 477 052
Email: Emma_Olmi@zmail.pt
Languages: Portuguese and English
Emma has been a member of the Hospitality Club for only one year, but she has hosted 20 members, has been hosted more than 30 times, and has participated in numerous members meetings where she met many more. She says that the Club had changed her perspective of travel, and even changed her life.

Russia

Ирина Машкина / Irina Mashkina
Hospitality Club username: irinka
Telephone: +7 916 835 85 44
Email: irina_mashkina@list.ru
Languages: Russian and English
Availability: From 9 January on only
Irina is a volunteer for the Hospitality Club. She has received 2 guests and has been a guest herself 11 times. She can provide a digital photo of herself upon request.

Serbia & Montenegro

Зарко Крнета / Zarko Krneta
Hospitality Club username: zarkokrneta
Telephone: +381 64 264 2985
Email: zarkok@gmail.com
Languages: Serbian and English
Zarkno has until now had 15 hosts and 15 guests through the Hospitality Club. He can provide a digital photo of himself upon request.

Sweden

Nicole Stasia Solvind Montén
Hospitality Club username: stasiawolff
Telephone: +46 8 740 0830
Email: xstasia@gmail.com
Languages: Swedish and English
Nicole received about 30 guests from the Hospitality Club in five different homes. She can provide a digital photo of herself upon request.

Switzerland

Pascal Martin
Hospitality Club username: playschool
Telephone: +41 76 573 9618
Email: pmartin@balelec.ch
Languages: French and English
In addition to participating in many camps and meetings, Pascal has had about 15 guests and 20 hosts through the Hospitality Club, and most importantly met many real friends on three continents. He can provide a digital photo of himself upon request.

Taiwan

Litsong Lu
Hospitality Club username: songsong
Telephone: +886 917 299 035
Alternative telephone: +886 35 82 3842
Email: wish4u2bu@yahoo.com
Languages: Chinese (Mandarin) and English
Litsong Lu can provide a digital photo of himself upon request.

Turkey

Cemre Akin
Hospitality Club username: cemreakin
Telephone: +90 5 357 236 674
Email: cemreakin@gmail.com
Languages: Turkish and English
Since she joined the Hospitality Club in 2003, Cemre had only a handful of hosts and guests, but she nonetheless volunteered a large amount of her time. Among other things, she maintains the Turkish version of the website. She can provide a digital photo of herself upon request.
Alper Gültekin
Hospitality Club username: alper
Telephone: +90 5 326 264 399
Email: ag4900@yahoo.com
Languages: Turkish and English
Alper has been a member of the Hospitality Club since three years. He hosted more than 20 members and has been a guest 6 times, in addition to participating in international member meetings and organising local meetings in Istanbul. He can provide a digital photo of himself upon request.

United Kingdom

Francis Morton Tyers
Hospitality Club username: spectre
Mobile telephone: +44 (0)7813 384 217
Home telephone: +44 (0)1603 250 428
Email: fran@thinkgeek.co.uk
Language: English
Francis has been hosted three times by Hospitality Club members in Romania and in Serbia in addition to having received three guests. He is eager to receive his next guest, from Brazil, in February. He can provide a digital photo of himself upon request.

USA & Singapore

Vincent Kwek
Hospitality Club username: lystyl
Telephone: +1 773 727 0491
Email: vincent@vincentkwek.com
Language: English and Chinese (Mandarin)
Vincent has been a volunteer with the Hospitality Club for two years. He hosted half a dozens members, and was hosted himself more than 20 times in 10 different countries. He can provide a digital photo of himself upon request.