Esperanto means Hospitality
The Passport Service / Pasporta Servo of TEJO, the World Organisation of Young Esperantists, is a unique service that was started away back in 1974. While providing a service to Esperanto-speaking hosts and guests, at the same time it demonstrates, easily and clearly, to the outside world that Esperanto is hospitable and works in practice. Many people learn Esperanto only because they want to travel by means of Pasporta Servo. You've never heard of it? Let us explain.
With Pasporta Servo it is possible to travel inexpensively. It is an international hospitality network. You can stay with over 1450 hosts in 91 countries who appear in the 2010 address book. At the beginning of every year a new address book appears. If you consult the internet you can check all the latest information.
Very simple, isn't it? And if you hitch-hike, you only have to pay for food while you are travelling. This is an excellent way to get to know countries and people with the help of Esperanto hospitality.