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Dorie _

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Hungarian; learning Dutch, German
  • 22, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • explorer
  • University of Amsterdam
  • From Budapest, Hungary
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

Still not feeling ready to write a proper introduction..but well let's see.. After a halfyear I went through my profile and I realized that when I wrote it I was like a 12-year-old little girl who just fell into a whole new world.

I feel there was a dramatic change in my life when I started being curious about what's out there and started travelling. And by travelling I am going to refer to Couchsurfing, as this is still the one and only way I do my trips. Luckily, at the age of 18, I got to stay with the most amazing couchsurfer in Berlin who obviously became a very good friend. And I am pretty sure that this surved as a good motivation to keep on exploring the world of Couchsurfing. It's been two years now and I think the last years were the bestest years of my life, but still I know that it's just the beginning of something even better. My knowledge is exponentially growing, but I feel I am getting more and more confused. And even if it's a good thing, sometimes it makes me sad to realize that there are things I am never gonna find out.

Lots of people say at first that I am shy, but it's not true. I mean I kinda have this shyness in me which I can't overcome, but on the other hand, I have always been open to people, and always dared to just initiate a conversation with someone that I have never seen in my life. And I am pretty sure that all the knowledge I gained in the past years is thanks to all these experiences with these random people. And the nice thing is that in these situations noone feels like "ah I should not tell these things to a stranger", because if you trust someone, they will most likely trust you as well. This way I got to talk about things I happen to hide from my own environment. And of course this is a very naiv attitude towards people, which could get me into trouble at any time, but still I try to live my life this way and give a chance to people to open up.

As for getting to know me, I guess I'd say it's really hard to find out who I really am. I am still working on the answer myself. Sometimes, I feel excluded from society, and it's probably because I want it to be that way. But then on the other hand, I am mad at myself why I can't be like other people, say and do things like they do. But I'd be more just sitting on my own and thinking about stuff that I guess I shouldn't think at my age!

But in the next moment, I'd be super happy to be around those that I call as my friends, and I would just joke around all time with them and bla bla bla...

Sometimes, I am just sad because I haven't really found anyone that is like me who could make me understand why I do things and make me face things in my own life.

What else you should know is that I am definately the moodiest person ever, but thanks god, fortunately I am very good at hiding it.

As for my life philosophy, I know it's commonplace, but I am trying to enjoy every moment of my life. Whenever something bad happens I try to look at it from different perspectives so that I can realize that it's actually not that bad. And so far this strategy really helped me to enjoy my life and fill it with many many nice memories!

And to end this amazing introduction, just some extra info to give you a peek into my life. I moved to Amsterdam from Budapest to start my bachelor degree in Economics. Completey unsure if this whole field has anything to do with me, still very confused, even thought of quitting. But at the moment, it's "fine".. I am trying to do tons of other things besides school so that I can keep on discovering my interests. Recently started a filmmaking course which I couldn't enjoy more. So probably I am going to work a bit on some short movies in the next months so that I can send them to film festivals (hope it's not gonna stay a dream haha). Buuut dear everyone, it's time to finish this section, because I need to have some sparestories to impress you in person as well ! (:

PHILOSOPHY

Try to look at things from different perspectives.

Stop feeling sorry for yourself.

Make it count.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Trying to host people, but it's kinda tricky at the moment as I am renting a tiny, tiny place!

I try to go to the big couchsurfing events such as CzechSurfing and Vienna Calling etc.

And obviously I am spending lots of times with many couchsurfers from all over the world when I am on the road:)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

lots of people, lots of couches, lots of events... No enough place to share everything! Give it a try in person;)

Interests

*discovering the hidden things in the world and in my life

*getting to know as much as I can about other people, other cultures

*trying to make the best of my opportunities

*setting goals

*analyzing people from outside and from inside

*deciphering the riddles of life that I face day by day

*creating new things

*decorating my environment

*sewing clothes

*painting

*walking, sitting, thinking

*hitchhiking

*getting into secret territories

*cooking, baking

*and EATING!!!!!

Music, Movies & Books

Noah and the whale; Beirut, The knife, Ray Fever, Petrov Stelar, The Astreroids Galaxy Tour, Pink, Shakira, Rihanna, Manu Chao, David Bowie, U2, Eminem, Snoop, Empire of the sun, Kate Nash, Soko, Foo Fighters, Placebo, Franz Ferdinand, Artic Monkeys, Fat Boy Slim, Faithless, Bloc Party, Wir sind Helden, BEP... but I listen to nearly all kinds of music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drWJAaUyLWo&feature=colike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PSAxJfN1D4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5CUHHGlQg0

Absolute favourite writer: Paulo Coelho And movies which I could always watch and enjoy them even for the 100 times: Forrest Gump, Slumdog Millionaire

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Honestly? I dont know where to start... if the meaning of amazing is something that is positive in many ways, but also sad/bad/shocking, then I would list these:

Hitchhiking from Amsterdam to Budapest..

Flying with a 4-person airplane (WOAHH! never again)

...

coming soon

Teach, Learn, Share

Talking to a completely strange person is already something that you can learn from. Each time when you meet CouchSurfers you listen to their stories, you talk to them, you experience something with them, you will get this thing. This thing you dont realise for a long time, but you have it in your mind. And after a while you are still unable to express it, but you still have it and its moving inside you, its creating new ideas, its creating your personality... This is what makes it amazing. This is what makes it special. And this is what makes it worth.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Romania, Slovakia, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Hungary, Netherlands

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