Michael Sparks

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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  • BS Electrical Engineering / MBA
  • From Buffalo, NY, USA
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About Me

If you can skateboard / longboard, please come visit me, we'll have a good time. I have two penny boards, so I can share one with you. Please only send me requests up to a week in advance! I can't think or plan so far in advance.

The past three years I've used Couchsurfing a ton all over the world and met lots of cool people, now it's my turn to return the favor and host some travelers at my place!

I'm really hyper. Random. I try to take an objective look at everything around me and never form an opinion on a topic without deeply looking at both sides of the equation. Sometimes I find myself spending a little too much time on Wikipedia looking up whatever topic/person/idea that I'm thinking about at the time and getting lost in an endless amount of tabs as I continue to go deeper into the subject or find related articles. I Google absolutely everything. I'm fairly useless without my smartphone giving me directions to places and remembering things for me which has decreased the size of my brain over time. I have a great deal of intrinsic motivation which I believe is all that someone needs in order to be successful. I like to use big words. I don't like looking smart. I am my biggest critic. I channel frustrations and mistakes into motivation to try harder. I never lie. I try to be a good person. It would be nice to think the world was better off with my existence rather than the other way around.

I think a great deal, probably too much. Maybe I'm attempting to solve the puzzle that is life, too bad it's impossible to solve, but I appear to try anyways. I might be better off just living more and thinking less, but hey, we are who we are.

What's the point in living if you don't travel and experience everything life has to offer? I can't imagine how some people just stay in one place their entire lives! I certainly am not planning to wait until I'm 60+ to finally get to see the world. I plan to create the lifestyle I want to live on my own terms. That is my goal.


Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Places I've been to:
Budapest, Hungary x3
Vienna, Austria x3
Frankfurt, Germany x3
Quebec City, Canada
Sint Maarten
Cancun, Mexico x4
New Orleans x3
Tel Aviv, Israel x2
Seattle, Washington x2
San Juan, Puerto Rico x2
Madrid, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Death Valley, CA
Grand Canyon, AZ
Los Angeles, CA
Dallas, TX
San Francisco x3
Boston, MA
Dublin, Ireland x3
Merida, Palenque, Tulum
Key West, FL
Paris, Marseille
Miami, FL x2
Rome, Naples x2
Kona, HI
Berlin x2
Mexico City
Barcelona, Terrassa, Valencia, Granada, Sevilla
Lisbon, Barcelona, Austria.
Now living in Budapest

Music, Movies, and Books

Whatever's certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and on the IMDB Top 250 list is usually a good start. I prefer movies that make you think in comparison to cheesy boobs/beer flicks with no substance.

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