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Overview

  • 61 References 50 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hungarian; learning French
  • 23, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Electrical engineer
  • BME Electrical Engineering, AIT IT Entrepreneurship
  • From Pápa, Veszprém, Hungary
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Being really good in my job, but keeping up the adventure.

ABOUT ME

I'm a traveler-adventurer, engineer... I am about to get used to not being a student. I like to explore new places, walk about a lot, try all the street food and talk to locals and fellow travelers. I'm generally rather passionate about the things I do and talk way too much if get started.
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PHILOSOPHY

The best thing about any trip is the people.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I travel when I can, also host when I am stationary. I stayed at many hosts, met a ton of people who didn't host me but showed me around, been to a few CS meetings, hosted in Budapest, Sydney, and Halden (Norway).

Looking to host in Coimbra soon!

Interests

I love cars, motorcycles, snowboarding, fixing stuff, want to start a business eventually, and can't stop reading about decision theory and behavioral economics. And let me say how I love motorcycles once more.

  • salsa dancing
  • wine
  • beer
  • motorcycles
  • technology
  • cars
  • snowboarding
  • economics
  • engineering
  • entrepreneurship
  • mathematics
  • psychology
  • hitchhiking
  • mountains
  • gadgets
  • streetfood
  • energy storage
  • decision making

Music, Movies, and Books

Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Star Wars - books and movies, loved them all. Recently got addicted to House of Cards. I'm also in love with every movie Tarantino ever made.
Some books I've really enjoyed: Taleb's Antifragile, Gilbert's Stumbling on Happiness, Pirsing's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Music: Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Metallica.. and the works of Howard Shore for background music when I work, and also recently I noticed myself listening to dance and party music just for itself.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hitchhiked a lorry with a broken scooter, got escorted off of the autobahn by the police pushing the bike with no lights at midnight… and walked away with no fine.

In 2015, I crossed Eurasia on train, rode a shitty old Honda Win from Hanoi to Saigon, hitchhiked over to Singapore, took a 3 day ferry over to Kalimantan and hitched some more. :))

Teach, Learn, Share

The theory of hitchhiking - I can go on forever, maybe I should make a TED talk out of it!

I have some experience teaching engineering and programming, happy to pass that on. :) I am also pretty handy with repairs, both electronics and vehicles.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I learned how to prepare Hungarian goulash soup and Indonesian nasi goreng! :))

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Hungary, Norway, South Korea, United Kingdom

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