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  • 103 references 84 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Hungarian, Romanian; learning Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish
  • 47, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • journalist
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  • From Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania
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About Me

"Work to travel"

Funny (they say), friendly (they say), informal, outspoken, but also serious and trustworthy. I'm a journalist since 1995 (I was only 19 years-young then...) with the Szabadság - Hungarian Language Regional Newspaper in Transylvania, Romania - www.szabadsag.ro

My Facebook account is at: http://www.facebook.com/koliver01

I'm a founding member of the Transylvania Rescue Team: http://www.erdelymentocsoport.wordpress.com

I have a poker club (we play for 1 euro, so it's poker for fun, good atmosphere, friendship): http://kapsz.wordpress.com

I'm a member of the Romanian Alpine Club: http://www.carclujuniv.org/ but also a dance club: www.tanc.ro

I also do speleology: http://www.csacluj.ro/ and member of a cycling club: www.clujulpedaleaza.ro

Plane spotting is familiar to me, I established a club in my city: http://planespottingclj.wordpress.com/

I also like rifle practice: http://koliver.wordpress.com/sportloveszet/ in practice and in front of the computer: http://koliver.wordpress.com/szamitogepes-jatekok/

Society games - one of my hobbies: http://koliver.wordpress.com/tarsasjatek/ ember of the www.mirakolix.org society game club.

I love geocaching (www.geocaching.com). My nickname is Don Olivio. I love horseback riding: http://koliver.wordpress.com/lovaglas/

Born and raised in this multicultural, multiethnic (Romanians, Hungarians, Gypsies, Jews, etc.), multilingual city.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Meeting people from other countries and cultures is essential. I've been traveling extensively throughout Europe and the United States, so I know what it means to make new friends and learn about their mentality.

Participant in the HC and the CS Winter Camps:

2006-2007 - Warsaw Winter Camp

2007-2008 - Istanbul Winter Camp

2008-2009 - Berlin Winter Camp

2010-2011 - Transylvania Winter Camp (Targu Mures/Marosvasarhely/Neumarkt, Romania

2012-2013 - Thessaloniki Winter Camp

2014-2015 - Krakow Winter Camp


Traveling, hiking, boardgames and much more...

  • books
  • documentaries
  • dancing
  • clubbing
  • politics
  • board games
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • blogging
  • poker
  • cycling
  • equestrian
  • hiking
  • camping
  • tourism
  • speleology
  • blogger
  • rifle shooting

Music, Movies, and Books

The Warriros (about the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Les Visiteurs (France, 1993; Jean Reno, Christian Clavier, Valerie Lemercier)

Les couloirs du temps: Les visiteurs II (France, 1998; Jean Reno, Christian Clavier, Muriel Robin, Marie-Anne Chazel)

Das Leben der Anderen (The life of others/A masok elete); Germany 2006. Director: Florian Henckel-Donnersmarck.

Schindler's List

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Many things, many places...

What I Can Share with Hosts

Traveled to around 74 countries so far (as of November 2022) I can discuss various matters, themes, issues. I can also give a detailed account about Transylvania, Romania, Eastern Europe, especially about the Hungarian minority in my country.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chad, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Romania, United States

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