Istvan Danko

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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  • Fluent in English, Hungarian; learning French, Korean
  • 50, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • singer, musician, teacher of English
  • post grad arts admin, BA (music)
  • From Melbourne
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About Me



ABOUT ME, friends and music, love em! I love dancing and singing, the sounds of bugs and birds. I enjoy going to new places, exploring, getting lost, getting more lost, as well as being a tourist in my own town. I think the ordinary is so often sacred. Meeting new people is a wonderful thing, and I forget just how much I enjoy getting out into nature until I go again.
I've been a professional chanson singer and presented a rock radio show at pbs fm, one of the greatest radio stations on the planet, for five years. I love my job as an ESL teacher, my students teach me so much!


Live a rich life, be open to the world and take the time to smell the roses and balloons.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I went to a few cs events in Melbourne before I came to Europe, met some peeps, hung out and had fun.


some events in Melbourne, listening to bands...


playing music, singing, checking out bands, cottage industries of all description, cooking, eating and drinking, nature, people, travel, language, cafe culture, rock n roll, poetry, reading, walking, cycling in the country, architecture, art, history, cartography, and one day I will go rally car racing and paragliding.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - X, Arvo Part, the Ramones, JS Bach, Jacques Brel, the Dirty Three, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Sandra Ippoliti
Books - le Petit Prince, Ishmael, Catcher in the Rye, Knulp
Movies - Meet the Parents, Jacques Tati, les Enfants du Paradis, La Strada, 2001 - A Space Odyssey, Bagdad Cafe, My Life as a Dog, Wake in Fright, Old Boy, O brother where art thou

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I sang Verdi's Requiem with the World Festival Choir at Arena di Verona in Italy. This was a 3000 voice choir. We sang with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Luciano Pavarotti was one of the soloists.

Teach, Learn, Share

I work as a teacher and I get to learn so much from my students. It's a great vocation. I'm always happy to share information and knowledge on anything.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Japan

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Hungary, South Korea

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