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Dan Stroiman

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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Overview

  • 67 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Hebrew (modern), Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Yiddish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • English teacher
  • I went to university in the States. ...
  • From Philadelphia, PA (USA)
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To travel the world, and eat a lot of gummy candy while doing it.

ABOUT ME

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.

PHILOSOPHY

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.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted:

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:

Krakow, Poland
Belgrade, Serbia
Zagreb, Croatia
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Madrid, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Porto, Portugal
Frankfurt, Germany
Uzhhorod, Ukraine
Kiev, Ukraine
Stockholm, Sweden
Malmo, Sweden
Copenhagen, Denmark
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Munich, Germany
Riga, Latvia
Tallinn, Estonia
Sofia, Bulgaria
Prishtina, Kosovo
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Mostar, Bosnia
Tirana, Albania
Paceville/St. Julians, Malta
Reykjavik, Iceland
Hjalteyri, Iceland
Oslo, Norway
Oradea, Romania
Tbilisi, Georgia
Vilnius, Lithuania
Gothenburg, Sweden
Ödsmål, Sweden
Larnaca, Cyprus

Interests

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 & 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, 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, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Hungary, Israel, United States

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