Mark Simmons

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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  • Fluent in English, German; learning Hungarian, Romanian, Russian
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Tour Guide Extraordinaire
  • West Virginia University, Uni. Tartu, University of Szege...
  • From Haddonfield, New Jersrey
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


do all the things


Hello! I'm Mark. I am good at not missing intercity trains, and very good at missing regional rails. I first started using Couch Surfing in 2009, and I've used it fairly often since then.

My experiences traveling around have been made significantly better by local Couch Surfing meet-ups, or just meeting with people individually. I think travel affords you the opportunity to meet people you otherwise wouldn't, so I'm appreciative for every new connection I can make.


I like to be as open-minded as possible. I try to learn as much as I can. Mostly though, I'm on a lifelong quest to never let the Party Rock out of my sight.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


In the past, I've made weekly bar meet-ups in Philly, and attended other events that my fellow Philadelphia CSers make. I try to do that when I can now, as well. I've surfed in several countries and cities and have hosted in several countries and cities as well.


It's been great! I've hosted a lot of people (officially and unofficially), and have a blast at the various meet-ups and parties in the cities I've lived. That is:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Morgantown, West Virginia
Tartu, Estonia
Szeged, Hungary
Fulda, Germany
Budapest, Hungary

I mention them because they all have great Couch Surfing communities.


I like things. I prefer conversation to advertisements.

Music, Movies, and Books

Milan Kundera, Arcade Fire, Krzystof Kieslowski, Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Sinbad.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Asia. DID IT.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Estonia, Germany, Hungary, United States

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