Ghalia was a fantastic host! She has a very friendly personality and is always willing to help. She made me feel extremely welcome in her CLEAN flat. Every morning, she offered me coffee/espresso, and even helped me buy my RER ticket for the first time. Before arriving, she provided clear/detailed instructions on how to get to her place and was very flexible with the check in time. She left me a huge bottle of water in my room, which was very thoughtful. Also, she offered to take me on a small tour of the town to show me the different restaurants, grocery store, etc. She even lent me a blow dryer, since I forgot to pack one.
Ghalia is also well traveled, which is one reason why we connected. She was happy to take the time to provide suggestions/tips about Barcelona, which was my next destination. From this experience/processes, I think I gained a new friend.
Also, her flat is about a block or two from the Laplace station, which is very convenient.