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Gabor Csonka

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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Overview

  • 637 Positive References1 Neutral
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  • Fluent in English, Hungarian, Russian, Sign Language - Hungarian; learning German, Nahuatl, Spanish, Volapük
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • vandorboy.com, hippie adviser :), tr...
  • Philosophy, cultural antrophology, m...
  • From Hungary, Budapest and all planet
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To teach c.s. members how to use c.s.websites. I prefer to meet people who already hosted others, active, has real questions, and send me personalized request - shortly those 1% of c.s. members who gives time to the system and to others..
If you want to see my old profile, it is possible:
https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/91570/profile/legacy

And I would like to help people how to discover the world, its people and themself during their journey. Oh, and promote the SUSTAINABLE DECLINEING ! :) and teach people read http://wiki.joacim.se/doku.php?id=budapest before..

ABOUT ME

vandorboy.com, Peripatetic. (as pre-Socratic philosophers were :) I have been 138 + countries of the world in the last 20 years. But so many things to see, to meet, (and learn) more.. (and teach) I have travel bug in my blood, it is a life long disease - only to be cured by further travel and new experiences.
my blogs about my philosophy of hitch-hiking

more about me

I am vegetarian for 22 years, non smoker for 40 years :), and of course I like cooking. I am optimistic, creative, helpful and open-minded person. Check it :)

IM A MIRROR. You can see (or ask, understand) me as deep as you can or as you are. I'm a mirror. (if you want to discuss shallow, i will be shallow, if you want deeper i will be deeper - the latest is preferable for me)visited 139 states (61.7%)Create your own visited map of The World or Amsterdam travel guide for Android

PHILOSOPHY

Think globally act locally. Open minded people are welcome to meet. Bring your culture, I share mine.
A true explorer knows no fear, but also knows his limits. Farther you go, deeper you arrive.. in yourself. See my pictures:
http://picasaweb.google.com/vandorboy
http://picasaweb.google.com/VandorboyAfrica
http://infohungary.freeblog.hu/
My ecological activity is my passivity: not producing garbage, not polluting the Mother Earth unnecessarily. ...
life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the places and moments that take our breath away...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Member more then 10 years now, i organized more than 280 c.s. meetings around the globe, moderator of 50 group or so, and participating another 60 groups. When I'm in Hungary i did presentations about my travels with slide shows to encourage people to discover other cultures.. and themselves. When i travel (i do it permanently for 8 years now) I would share my experiences, my photos, and I have music and films to share and talk about or I would cook Hungarian food if my host interested in culturs. I can give travel advices and encourage everybody to travel.. I have ideas how is the world, and how to travel it, how to live in.. Farther you go, deeper you arrive.. in yourself.İm moderetor of 50 groups f.e.- cooksurfing, films, cave climbing, bicycle tour, trekking, cultural events, life artist, etc..

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I met interesting, kind hearted people during my couchsurfing life (as host and guest as well), eye-opening situations, good dialogues, deeper understanding and lot of fun.
I organizing c.s. meetings, activities, around the world (more then 130), forming community and sharing the idea of C.S. those who ready for it.
I'm definitely not a tourist, Couchsurfing is a way to dig deeper in the society.. If i met like-minded people im more then happy.
My GUESTs - were from Mexico, Chile, Brazil, USA, Canada, Russia, Czech rep., Slovakia, Poland, Serbia, Germany, Bosnia, Netherlands, Sweden, Korea, Iran, Greece, Slovenia, Finland, Spain, France, India, Ireland, England, etc.

Interests

Photography (attempting), traveling by(hitch-hiking), philosophy (studied), cultural anthropology (learned), Buddhism and vipassana meditation (did many times), theatre (attended), modern art (fascinated by), reading (accomplished)and writing books (planing), traditional music and jazz (heard), art movies (watched), protecting environment (collecting)(green-mind and -acts), alternative way of thinking and living (and acting), cavering (climbed), trekking (enjoyed), bicycle (exhausted), cooking and eating delicious veg. dishes (tested). Are you??

I travel like Rolf Potts !
You are a travel legend in the making, with a sense of adventure that will lead to hundreds of fascinating stories. Locals all over the world will give you special nicknames, and almost all of them will be complimentary.
What type of traveler are you?
Take BootsnAll's Travel Quiz to find out.

Music, Movies & Books

Books - J.L. Borges, P. Coelho, Lao Tsu, Epiktetos, F. Pessoa, Dostojewski, Orwell, R. Bradbury, H. Hesse, Nietzsce, Bela Hamvas, F. Kafka, M. Bulgakov, Paul Davis, R. Bach, K. Gibran, A. Burgess, e.t.c just mentionıng the most well know writers...
Music -

One Amazing Thing I've Done

too many... learning and living the philosophy, climbing over 6075m, vipassana meditation for 14 days, trekking over your limit as 50-70 km a day (and far from the civilization),get lost in the jungle, swimming 5.5km, jumping out from air plane from 4km hight and facing with myself. Biking days, diving, seeing fluorescent plankton's in Indonesia at night, erupting Vulcan and lava-flow from close, snorkelling at coral reefs, wild animals face to face (chimpanzee are like us.. just more honest :) ), try keeping my ecological footprint small, hitchhiking and traveling 6 years and meeting interesting people......and situations.. and the list still going on..and on...

Teach, Learn, Share

Environmental awareness, sustainable declining, alternative way of living, how to survive, peace building, vipassana meditations,hitchhiking around the globe, cooking Hungarian dishes, not worry-ing, permaculture, healthy life and mind, photography. Just ask me.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Hungarian culture, music, films, infos, some material? Hungarian wine, smoked cheese , sweets like chesnut cream, postcard, magnet, and myself....

Countries I've Visited

Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Hungary, India, Russian Federation, United States

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