Mari Varsányi

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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  • Fluent in English, Hungarian; learning Dutch, German, Hebrew (modern), Yiddish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • tolerance-educator, English teacher
  • English studies, teacher training, some Israeli studies
  • From Budapest, Hungary
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


watch, see; listen, hear; touch, feel; learn, understand: love


I work with sun-energy...

Love meeting people, travelling and getting to know other cultures through people. Other passions include literature, music and dancing.Besides, I love learning languages.

I've finished my English studies program in Budapest, moved to Amsterdam, and am now working on tolerance education projects at a Dutch organization.

I'm also interested in alternative education, and am fascinated by the challenge of including tolerance education in schools' curriculum.


"Measure your life in love"/RENT/

"Timsel"-"It's up to you"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've been hosting people in Israel, Hungary and the Netherlands, and have had many great encounters this way. I've also been surfing some couches of wonderful people in Israel, Hungary, Romania, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands. Besides hosting and surfing I also enjoy hanging out with the CS community, and have quite a few good friends that I've met through CS. Am very grateful for all this!
As for now, our flat in Amsterdam is still under construction, so we cannot offer our couch at the moment. I hope to get back to hosting next year!


Culture,culture,culture:)all kinds of arts- literature, music - ballroom dancincg, Flamenco, theater, movies, acting, playing the cello, hiking-and of course:traveling

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: RENT, Frida, Doubt, Mary and Max, Wristcutters, Dreamers, Fiddler on the Roof, HAIR, Amélie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being Julia, Chocolate, 8 Women
Almodovar, Mike Leigh and Avi Nesher films (among others)

Music: -Classical: Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Puccini, Csajkovszkij, Bartók
- artists, bands: Amanda Palmer, Asaf Avidan, Caro Emerald, Regina Spektor, The Divine Comedy, Alanis Morisette, Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Aimee Mann, The Cardigans, The Beatles, Janis Joplin...

Books by Tom Stoppard, Steinbeck, Thackeray, Hardy, Woolf, Austen, Margaret Atwood, Ishiguro, Vonnegut, Kundera, Thomas Mann, Michael Ende, Stoppard, Wilde and Beckett, and many more

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

the deserts of Israel

organized several translators' evenings with the greatest translators of Hungary present (including the ex-president, and my grandma :)

collecting shells next to a more than 2000 year old aqueduct on the seashore, and making necklaces out of them for my friends

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Hungary, Israel, Netherlands

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