Servas is an organisation that was started shortly after the 2nd
World War with the idea to promote peace throughout the world. It's
a pacifist organisation that works at the lowest possible level
to spread the ideas of non-violence. It is non-religious.
The idea is very simple, "Enable people who are travelling
to stay with people that live in the country that they are visiting".
Rather than stay in a hotel, you stay in somebody's home. Somebody
who lives in the country that you're visiting. This way you can
hopefully get more of an impression of the culture of the country
that you are visiting.
Please note that the above are my personal impressions only and
are not official views of Servas. Take a look at the Servas
website for the official story.
Contact Servas directly if
you'd like any more information about the organisation.
Take a look at my Servas related diary entries:
South East Asia