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To travel the world, and eat a lot of gummy candy while doing it.
I am an English teacher in Budapest. I am from the wonderful, gold-paved streets of the USA. I am extremely wealthy and know nothing about world geography (is there anything outside of the USA?) :-P. Just kidding. Of course, there is a big wide world, and I want to see all of it. Also, I am a teacher, so wealthy would not be the word to describe me. However, if you believe in stereotypes, then I have tons and tons of money :)
I also happen to be gay and Jewish. If you have a problem with either of these things, please don't request to stay with me. I've encountered some problems in the past, and I don't want to experience them again. Thanks.
Love comes in all forms. All are equal.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've hosted many CS-ers/have been hosted by many CS-ers during my time in Europe. I like both and try to actively participate as much as I can.
2 girls from Brno, Czech Republic
2 guys from Angers, France
2 girls from Istanbul, Turkey
2 guys from Warsaw, Poland
2 guys from Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1 guy from Madrid, Spain
1 guy from Krakow, Poland
1 guy from Belgrade, Serbia
1 girl from Philadelphia, PA, USA
1 girl from Uzhhorod, Ukraine
1 guy from Hereford, England
1 guy and 1 girl from Zagreb, Croatia
1 guy from Kyoto, Japan
1 guy from Melbourne, Australia
1 guy from Mexico City, Mexico
1 guy from West Virginia, USA
1 guy from Jakarta, Indonesia
1 guy from Beijing, China
1 girl from Maryland, USA
1 guy from Tel Aviv, Israel
1 guy from Berlin, Germany
I've couchsurfed in:
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Paceville/St. Julians, Malta
Sex, drugs, rock and roll. Ya' know, the usual. Just kidding. My main passions are theater and languages. I'm a huge musical theater buff. I acted in college and out of college. Now I just dream of Broadway. I also love languages -- I speak French, conversational Italian, a little bit of Spanish, I can read and write Hebrew (don't know what I'm reading most of the time), can speak a wee bit of Yiddish and survival Hungarian.
I really like Asian foods -- Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese (not so familiar with Korean, Laotian, Burmese, but I'm sure I would like these as well). If you cook Asian food for me I will be your best friend.
I also really really really really really like gummy candy. If you bring me gummy candy I will be your best best friend.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies -- Yes. I like them. Thanks for asking!
Music -- A bit of everything, but mainly cheesy '80s pop (Duran Duran, The Cure, A-ha, Alphaville, Pet Shop Boys, etc.) and musicals.
Books -- I'm illiterate, so I haven't succeeded in reading a complete book yet! But, if I were able to read, I'd read: The Narnia Chronicles, The Thief of Always, A Tale of Two Cities, The Time Traveller's Wife, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Harry Potter series....
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Was on a mountain in Israel when the new millennium rolled in. Surprisingly, the world did not end. :)
Teach, Learn, Share
I thoroughly enjoy CS, however, I have some major pet peeves:
1. If I send you a couch request, please respond in a reasonable amount of time. I try to respond as soon as possible to couch requests I receive. 1 week to 10 days is not a reasonable amount of time to respond.
2. If I host someone or am hosted by someone, I leave a reference as soon as the CS experience is over. Please do the same. It should not take weeks or months to do so.
That being said, thanks for reading :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In
Hungary, Israel, United States