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Overview

  • 25 References 18 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Hungarian; learning English, German
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • informatics, traveller, orienteerer, adventurer, cycling ...
  • Budapest Tech - Informatics (Bsc)
  • From Budapest, Hungary
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Cycling around the World - http://360fokbringa.hu

ABOUT ME

I'M USING OUR SHARED CS PROFILE WITH MY WIFE MORE OFTEN: http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=8FVM0TF

'til my age of 15, I just play with stupid computer games, but then... :) realized that the world is too big and too wonderful to sit in the front of a monitor. So now I'm traveling as much as I can, cycling, and running a lot. I'm an orienteering runner, and already done some very nice adventure, have a few really great experience, and want more :)

PHILOSOPHY

"Live well. It is the greatest revenge." - The Talmud

"A truly happy person is someone who can enjoy the scenery on a detour." - Unknown author

"The worst mistake that you can make is to think that you are alive when really you're asleep in life's waiting room. The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities with the infinite possibilities of your dreams. Because if you do that, you can do anything." - Waking Life Movie

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Usually I use CS when I'm on my way, because when I'm at home, I really don't have time because of my work, but at least I try to meet with people who come to Budapest. Just to take some beer, have some conversation or take little trip somewhere. Just write to me, and we will meet if it's possible. ;)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Already have some. Only great persons, great experiences. Before I have heard about CouchSurfing, I can't imagine a place (a site, a group), where are only
really good faces. Nice!

Interests

It will be a long list, but go ahead!
I Love:
running, cycling, orienteering, skiing, skating, ski-runnig, ski-orienteering, hiking, traveling, photographing, mountaineering, swimming, basketball, footbag, boomerang, reading, writing, telling/listening stories, wondering, laughing, drinking beer at the riverbank of Danube with friends... And there are a lot of still unknown things that I love, it's an endless list :)

How do I have time for these activities? - It's a good question...

  • writing
  • breakfast
  • beer
  • running
  • drinking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • basketball
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

Huhh... Forrest Gump, especially the part when He is just running, and running, and running... :) It should be nice...

MOVIE:
!!! What a Way to Go - Life at the End of Empire !!! You must see it!

Music: RHCP, Guns n' Roses, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dire Straits, Oasis, etc...

Books: I like Robert Merle, Albert Wass, Istvan Benedek

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Cycled 8400km to the North Cape.
http://www.youtube.com/user/100napbringa#p/u/15/QW2LF2lskZU
http://100napbringa.hu - Unfortunately it's only in Hungarian. The next trip will be logged in English too, I promise! ;)

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach:
I can show you how to open a bottle of beer with an other. So we will need n+1 beer to drink n beer. Finally, to open the last one, we will need a bottle-opener :)

Learn:
You may teach me the most important sentences in your language: "How are You?", "Please, give me quickly some water/beer!", "Where am I?", "I love you", "Thanks a lot", etc..

Share:
I can share my room, my breakfast, lunch, dinner, beer, and while we drinking the beer, I can share my travel experiences or whatever You want to hear :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Hungary

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