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  • 34 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Hungarian, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • No occupation listed
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About Me

Taking a couple of years break between 2 stages of traveling the world, living in random places and doing random things, now earning some money for the next round to not go totally poor.

I'm taking any more requests currently as I'm leaving Hungary in the end of August (and I already have enough surfers and plans lined up), the next stop is Portugal until Christmas, then 2018 probably South America, working as a digital nomad.

Interested in meeting people from other cultures, get to know their worldview, discuss about world issues.

Also like photography, but often I'm just too lazy to develop the photos.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


mainly hosting people, showing around, cooking something Hungarian, maybe even some CS meetings, but not too much
we had a bit of too much CS in my previous place, so just a bit more relaxed now


hosted in Bern:
Mia & her friend (Korea) - Nov 2011
Rustam (Canada/Russia) - Nov 2011
Liam (England) - Nov 2011
Liam (New Zealand) - March 2012

and as a flat we hosted about 400 people between 2013 and 2015 in Budapest :)

in the new Budapest flat:
Anny - July 2015
Tagri & Maka - July 2015
Caro & her group - August 2015
Natxo & Roberto - August 2015


learning languages
visiting places around the world, meeting new people
long distance running
finding a way to just travel around and make money on the way - approach me if you have some solutions :)

  • photography
  • cooking
  • running
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • languages
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

J.R.R. Martin: A song of ice and fire
Lee Childs: Jack Reacher books
Eric Greitens: The Heart and the Fist
Stieg Larsson: Millennium series
Malcolm Gladwell

Series - stuff around sci-fi, mysteries and action, and some specials
Fringe, House of Cards, Continuum, Haven, Graceland, Mr Robot, House of Lies, Misfits

Music - depends a lot on the mood
Manu Chao, Nightwish, Iron Maiden, then some Hungarian, then some latin music, or just the top 100 on Spotify

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lost of random stories, including:
Jacuzzi on a frozen lake, in Switzerland
sailing a ship on the Caribbean from Panama to Cartagena, Colombia
hitchhiking through Sicily with a French guy I met just 2 days before
not yet done, but in the plans: quit my job and do a full year of travels in Latin-America - need to learn Portuguese though until then

Teach, Learn, Share

Go out and travel, never fear the unexpected.
Ask me for random travel stories

Since I'm receiving a really huge amount of requests, I have to make a tough selection on who I'm actually hosting.
The intention is to give the proper attention to those who I end up hosting and not just offer a place to sleep.

I collected some ideas upon which I decide for/against you:
- if you read my profile, are aware of my name, that's generally a good start
- coming for one night is not such a good idea, as we'd barely have time to talk and get to know each other
- you'll be preferred if you have a special story or an exceptionally good request
- region preferences go for Latin-America and Spain
- if you seem to be a serious requester, I'll read your references. If you don't have any, tough luck

What I Can Share with Hosts

I actually don't surf that much (yet) as I'm always making up plans in the last moment, when there's only time for emergency requests. And I have some connections still remaining from my time in AIESEC, that can prove fairly useful
I can offer some cooking though, plus sharing some of my travel stories

Countries I’ve Lived In

Colombia, Dominican Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, United States

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