Zsuzsa Gaspar-Rihay

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Not Accepting Guests

  • Last login 5 months ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Zsuzsa’s full profile. It’s free!


  • Fluent in English, German, Hungarian; learning French, Italian
  • 42, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • development worker
  • engineer background, a little linguistics, social-psychology
  • From Budapest
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


getting from A to B


i work for an international social housing organisation where we try to develop bad housing circumstances together with the poor communities themselves.
i'm a passionate biker, experimental cook, love public speaking, urban and all kinds of gardening, i love breath-taking, thoughtprovoking discussions on religion, gender, urban, green lifestyle and any kind of social issues, discovering all kinds of human knowledge, i enjoy good food and good coffee, but i also like just to lean back and do nothing at all.


oh, the ever changing self definition :) isn't life a journey towards simplicity?

well i think i kindof believe that everything is as it should be. Also i think i believe in things like the transformative power of caring communities, radical honesty and nonviolent communication and i try to live and love in a nonpossessive, nonattached, nonresistant, nonjudgemental way, but i am not that very good at that yet :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


By hosting and surfing


I've been apparently a couch host all my life without really knowing that i am - hosting friends from all over the world has been and is part of my everydays.

lately my life has been a lot about having people with different backgrounds, CSrs or not, women and men, sit around my kitchen table eating good food, drinking wine and having honest discussions about faith, love, art and travels in serious and also in totally non-serious manner.
i cannot be grateful enough for these marvellous encounters and for the experience how people are able to open up to a level of vulnerability and honesty about themselves for complete strangers when they feel listened to.


social housing, community development, rituals and traditions, cooking

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Walking the Camino pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in autumn 2010.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In


Old School Badges

  • Vouches
    3 Vouches

Join Couchsurfing to see Zsuzsa’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups