Erik Hörömpöli

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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  • ↓ not that boring IT office
  • ↑ sociology
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About Me


to crucify the ego


Others said:

"Mr. Horompoli is an outstanding person, person of the year since he was born!"
(Time magazine)

"He is my best friend."
(My best friend)

"Он был каскадёром в немецких порнофильмах."

"Such a useless stupid, I only hang out with him to gain some self-confidence, because this guy is a total mess."
(My another best friend)


"Oho!' said the pot to the kettle;
"You are dirty and ugly and black!
Sure no one would think you were metal,
Except when you're given a crack."

"Not so! not so! kettle said to the pot;
"'Tis your own dirty image you see;
For I am so clean -without blemish or blot-
That your blackness is mirrored in me"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


It was very interesting to meet Iranian couchsurfers. They could "represent" their country in a completely different way and I was able to have an insight, rather than just walking around and listening to the official news.


Unusual, yet complete and smooth music, electronic and metal, monotonous and strange timing, all good. I, too have a band where I play the guitar. But you are never going to hear about us, don't even try.

Contemporary anything, exhibitions, architecture, music. I don't know too much about history but with time as I grow older I want to.

I play football once a week, I'm starting to get interested in a some kind of yoga-like exercise or spine strengthening, something that helps balancing and controlling the body. I'm trying to be as strict as possible with a very low-carb diet as well. I can show you an excellent bulletproof coffee recipe. :)

I also like to talk about my job where I test consumer finance software which for some reason sounds boring but I like riddles and breaking things. Since I was studying sociology I of course have the interest in contemporary society and stories of individuals just like politics and the news of the world.

Music, Movies, and Books

Monty Python's Flying Circus
Bored to Death
The Office (US)

Recently I've been to a The Knife concert which really got to me. Other than nowadays I listen to Russian metal, I learnt a lot of unnecessary words for an every day conversation. :)

I like witty comedies, Phalanstery or sci-fi (both even better) movies or something psychological. Little bit struggling to keep up with recent movies though, but something along the lines of

Lola Rennt
Science of Sleep
Planet Of The Apes
Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai
The Sting
Fahrenheit 451
The Prestige
Broken Flowers
Annie Hall
Waking Life
Clockwork Orange
Time Bandits
Old Boy
Coffee and Cigarettes
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Mientras duermes / Sleep Tight
Seven Psychopaths
Death at a funeral

Started to read contemporary Russian literature: Pelevin, Glukhovsky, Sorokin and input on this is very welcome.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Talking with a "professor" from Turkeminstan on my way from Iran to Turkey about the similarities between the greek, latin, english, german and turk languages. He had a suit with him on the bus and said he was invited to a conference but very much looked like an almost homeless person. Very intelligent though, I still have his books about the languages. Also, couldn't really decide where to get off from the bus, Ankara or Istanbul. He went with Ankara at the end. I never asked him if he forgot where the conference would be. I wish him well.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iran, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine

Countries I’ve Lived In

Hungary, Poland

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