Pasporta servo

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Hosted the Pasporta Servo in 2015.

Pasporta Servo ("Passport Service") is a network of people who speak Esperanto and who are ready to offer other Esperantists a free overnight stay. The address directory is published by the World Youth Organization of Esperantists TEJO (= Tutmonda Esperantista Junulara Organizo) and is updated annually: In the 2007 edition, 1294 hosts in 89 countries are registered; most of the hosts are in Europe.

Anyone who speaks Esperanto can use this hospitality network . In the address list, the hosts inform about their conditions: for example, how many guests are welcome, how long they can stay or whether they should announce their visit in advance. The hosts do not charge rent, many of them offer breakfast or dinner in addition to sleeping, some also offer joint activities with visitors. Return visits are not required.

Guests are expected to accept the host's conditions (such as “non-smokers”, “register in good time” - the rules are usually in the entry in the book) and not to abuse the hospitality. Another prerequisite is that the visitors are in possession of a current edition of the guest list, since the sale (2010 edition: 9 to 11 € depending on the book service) covers the costs of printing the book. It is important that the guest speaks Esperanto, as the main motivation of the hosts is to use the language orally.

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