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To travel all around the world and help fellow travellers when we are at home.
After our 8-month honeymoon around Nepal, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia (check out the blog: www.sillavalinmaailmalla.blogspot.com) we relocated to Malta in May 2015 and recently resumed hosting.
We are quite selective as we concentrate on quality instead of quantity. True CS spirit travellers are welcome :)
We are a Finnish/Hungarian couple who have been living in several countries (England, Ireland, Thailand, Spain, Gibraltar and Malta) and always tried to do as much traveling as we can with our time and money. We enjoy getting to know different cultures and people as well as foods from different countries.
We like the outdoors, adventures and we like to explore new things all the time. We also enjoy reading, cooking and sometimes going out for drinks or a meal or inviting friends over.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
We used to live in the southern tip of Spain, very close to the Gibraltarian border. We have lived in this area for six years and were hosting regularly for four years. We are now living in Malta and started hosting already.
When we travel we like to surf as well because that way we get a better idea about the locals' life and culture.
“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux - We would definitely like to call ourselves travelers, and Couchsurfing for us is part of that!
We have HOSTED in our home in Malta:
4 Ivett: Hungary
3 Honza: Czech Republic
2 Kenny: from all over the world
1 Andre: Brazil
We have HOSTED in our home in Spain:
54 Ferenc: Hungary
53 Jason: USA
52 Adam: Hungary
51 Madalina: Romania
50 Vanessa and Dana: Germany
49 Karol: Poland
48 John: USA
47 Annika: USA
46 Jeff: Canada
45 Anna: Hungary
44 Jeremy and Nicola: France
43 Carl and Ebba: Sweden x2
42 Jordan: USA
41 Szymon: Poland
40 Csaba and Tamas: Hungary
39 Klara and Peter: Hungary
38 Eric: USA
37 Peter and Adam: Hungary
36 Piotr and Amalia: Poland
35 Marvin: Germany
34 Angel: Spain
33 Julia: Germany
32 Kaithlyn and Andrew: USA
31 Cecilia: Switzerland
30 Helga and Gabi: Austria
29 Nick: Greece
28 Pierre: Belgium
27 Ben and Kjel: Belgium
26 Csaba: Hungary
25 Vincent and Vivian: France
24 Michal and Michalina: Poland
23 Daniela and Anja: Germany
22 Levente and Zsofi: Hungary
21 Michal and Sylwia: Poland
20 Stefano: Italy
19 Almut & Anke: Germany
18 Leandro & Fernando: USA
17 Vasily & Marina: Russia
16 Bruno & Alessandra: Brazil
15 Olga & Alina: Russia
14 Dominic: New Zealand
13 Aylin: Turkey
12 Maxime: Belgium
11 Razvan: Romania
10 Francesco: Italy
9 Tomi: Finland
8 Lena: Russia
7 Samuel: Switzerland
6 Magda: Romania
5 Miguel and Andre: Portugal
4 Allison: USA
3 Clara: Germany
2 David and Kevin: Belgium
1 Kyono and Naori: Japan
We have SURFED:
40 Marco's in Milano (Italy)
39 Veronica's in Torino (Italy)
38 Mario's in Gozo (Malta)
37 Peter's in Christchurch (New Zealand)
36 Ross's and Terry's in Wellington (New Zealand)
35 Zoran's in Taupo (New Zealand)
34 Lee's in Rotorua (New Zealand)
33 Marcus's and Alice's in Kihikihi (New Zealand)
32 Hamish's in Auckland (New Zealand)
31 Jude's in Ballarat (Australia)
30 Jess' in Apollo Bay (Australia)
29 Alice's in Torquay (Australia)
28 Carl's in Melbourne (Australia)
27 Anuj's in Melbourne (Australia)
26 Andrew's in Hobart (Australia)
25 Jen's in Hobart (Australia)
24 Wonz's in Brisbane (Australia)
23 Jody's and Mike's in Brisbane (Australia)
22 Ahmed's in Hervey Bay (Australia)
21 Luke's in Mackay (Australia)
20 Adriana's and Kelly's in Townsville (Australia)
19 Greg's in Darwin (Australia)
18 Derren's in Alice Springs (Australia)
17 Rossman's in Sydney (Australia) x2
16 Tristan's in London (England)
15 Fynn's in Berlin (Germany)
14 Almut's in Hamburg (Germany)
13 Torill's in Oslo, (Norway)
12 Freddy's in BSB (Brunei)
11 Dana's in Washington DC (USA)
10 Ashley's in New York City (USA)
9 Sam's in Bern (Switzerland)
8 Marco's in Zurich (Switzerland)
7 Nick's in Geneva (Switzerland)
6 Sara's in Madrid x2 times (Spain)
5 Magda's and Samuel's in Rabat (Morocco)
4 Jessica's in Guangzhou (China)
3 Artur's in Irkutsk (Russia)
2 Alen's in Omsk (Russia)
1 Alina's in Moscow (Russia)
Traveling - of course:)
Anything outdoors and adventure related. Hikes (especially to summits) and walks, kayaking, barefoot running, yoga, gym, healthy (mainly vegetarian and vegan) cooking, reading. Gina is into photography. She is novice but very enthusiastic :) We are now learning to rock climb here in Malta.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Documentaries (nature and travel) especially David Attenborough. Artistic (Pedro Almodovar) Series: Dexter, Americans, The Fosters
Books: Spiritual (Paulo Coelho), thriller (Robin Cook), drama and adventure (Leslie L Lawrence).
Music: Chillout, Meditation music, Reggaeton
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
1.Swimming with sharks and sea-lions on Galapagos islands
2.Taking the trans-Mongolian train from Helsinki to Hong Kong.
3. Climbing Mount Toubkal - the highest peak in North Africa!
4. Seeing Mamma Mia on Broadway - our best theater experience ever!
5. Climbing Mount Kinabalu (highest peak in South East Asia)
6. Seeing Mount Everest from a mountain flight in Nepal
Teach, Learn, Share
Life is constant learning! We are always open to learn about new things, possibilities and ideas.
We would be happy to learn more about mountaineering, climbing, hiking and other outdoors sports. Gina is also interested in photography.
Food and drinks of other countries. And of course travel experience exchange:)
What I Can Share with Hosts
We try to always bring a small present from our home country or from along the way. Just a little gesture to show that we appreciate the hosts accepting us.
We also like to cook for the host and spend some time together. Of course exchanging travel stories and experiences.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Finland, Gibraltar, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, Spain, Thailand