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Dániel Varga

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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  • 112 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, French, Hungarian; learning German, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • starting my own hostel, wow!
  • hopeless
  • From Budapest
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


travelling around my mind


According to the Encyclopedia here is my definiton: #daniel.varga: Happy Hungarian travel monkey (LAETUS HUNGARICUS) also called the Jumping Paprikamonkey, regarded as a subspecies of the Bananas Palinkas (Platanos Alcoholicos) until 1993, when it was first classified separately. Daniel can be found mainly in cheap bars around Central and South Europe as well as in rivers and caves, sometimes in rural territories, also along the motorways. Closely resembling the chimpanzee in both physical appearance and mode of life, the Hungarian Paprikamonkey is more slender, with longer limbs, a narrower chest, and a rounder head with a continously smiling face. Sleeping in tents, on couches, under the table or any vehicles. Real Hungarian with weird customs, brushing teeth with Goulash cream and can be recognized by his awkward dance movements and flying.

Autobiography: Mr. Daniel was born in Budapest, Hungary, papa mama two brothers three sisters, big house, blue bicylcle, fresh diapers every Tuesday, church on Sunday, football every day. Schools after schools and somehow in a wrong moment I chose to study something bizarre, listen carefully: finance and accountancy. I tried to be a filmstar or at least a pope or just an average person but did not managed. But the game is not over. Finally I finished my university, I become a serious economist, then I worked as a project manager dealing with European Union research programmes, what was very cool but then I moved to France where I work in a restaurant.

A few years ago I went to hitchhike around Europe, had incredible fun, visited friends, met new ones, drunk everything, jumped into rivers, kicked pigeons, brushed my teeth every day properly paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings.

I used to have a dream to open a hostel and spend my days with travellers- finally soon I will start my Amazing Hostel, and the rest of my time I still can host some hitchhikers, world travellers:)


That is a top secret thing I only told my mother once. You have to ask her.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I host, surf, and laugh "Happiness is only real when shared" its the same with your sofa, needs to be shared:)


Hosted Joao, Alex and another friend from Portugal in Bp Surfed at Isabel in Vienna Hosted Aaron and his mate from New Zealand in Bp Jan Chai and his friend from Germany in Budapest Demetrio from Texas in Budapest Aiste, Diana, Mindaugas, Tautvydas from Lithuania in Bp Ronny from Germany in Bp Surfed at Marcus in Ljubljana Wytse and Sitzke from Nederland Claira and Emmy from California in Bp Jonas and Tomas from Sweden in Bp Ian, Jesse and Jessy from USA in Bp Hanging out with Ryan and Grace from USA in Bp Had a drink with Zlatka from Czech in Bp Hosted Tugce and Esra from Turkey in Bp Had a drink with Ernesta and Dieter from Lithuania and Belgium in Bp Hosted Sylwia and Daniel from Poland in Bp Rebecca and Doug from Australia in Bp Surfed at Nivaldo in Brighton, UK Surfed at Tommy in Brighton, UK Hosted Demetrio again in Brighton Hosted Julie from US in Brighton Drunk at Maurice in Brighton Surfed at Maryam in London Hosted Léo from France in Budapest Hosted Sebastian, Felix and Alex from Germany in Bp Hosted Armando from US in Budapest Hosted Martina and Urban from Slovenia in Bp Hosted Aico from Japan in Bp Had some drink with Oliver and his friends from Germany in Bp Hosted Alexandra, two Katarynas, Kasia from Poland in Bp Hosted Amelie, Etienne, John, Dominic from Canada in Bp Hosted Erin and Mariah from California in Bp Hosted Gabriella and Sara from US in Bp Hosted Alexandra and her 3 friends again in Bp Hosted David from Italy in BP Hosted Aaron from Australia in Bp Surfed at Jonas in Berlin Surfed in our cosovo tent in Berlin with Gautier, Niklas, David, the French folks, Schrek and Pushkatch Surfed at Michalina and Homer the cat in Warsaw Surfed at Aiste and meet Diana and Mindaugas after 1 year in Vilnius Surfed our cosovo tent at Ligo festival with Juris in Latvia Surfed at Juris in Riga Surfed at Kadri in Tallinn and the counrtyside Surfed at Milla in Helsinki Surfed at Markus in Rovaniemi Surfed at Wang in Stockholm Surfed at Samuel in Koppenhagen Surfed at Tim in Amsterdam ... so whats next?

ohlala once i started to make a list, but I lost patience:)


I like hitchhiking, playing football and shooting nice goals, playing volleyball on the beach with stupid friends and jumping on the sand, drinking red wine, white wine and palinka and becherovka and tequila and anything different from aftershave, i like laughing and i do.. I am a fan of steetart..And I try pick up some culture stuff cause I have a lot to learn..i am intrested in history, traditions, politics, ecomnomy, literature and humour>)

Music, Movies & Books

One of the biggest wonder of this page that we have an opportunity to share cultural interests!

Music is so important in my life... Manu Chao is my favourite ever, Bloc Party, Cocorosie, Dub Incorporation, Asian Dub Foundation, Jamie T, The XX, Damien Saez, Noir Desir, Arctic Monkeys, Royksopp, Kistehén, Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra from Hungary.. ska, early reggae, indie, electronic, gypsypunk, balkan music, blabla check it (its a bit old): http://www.last.fm/user/danikkk/

Movies: Lars von trier, Innaritu, Jeunet, Gondry, Kusturica Dogville, Underground, La Haine, Night on Earth, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, La Science des reves, Requiem for a Dream, Donnie Darko, Azuloscurocasinegro , Shaun of the Dead, Das Leben der Anderen.. I love non-english movies, French, Brazilan, Iranian, Scandinavian, etc.! Here are some other recommendation: Ajami(Palestine-Israeli), Eastern Plays (Bulgarian), Carandiru(BR), Gordos(ES), Adam's apples(Danish)

I believe the best movie ever is "Ötödik pecsét" The Fifth Seal (1976) by Zoltán Fárbi If you are interested in Hungarian film culture, I am happy to help you out. Recent talents are György Pálfi(Taxidermia, Final Cut (watch it, amazing!!!), Hukkle), Nimrod Antal(Kontroll), Benedek Fliegauf (Rengeteg), Zsombor Dyga, Kornél Mundruczó The biggest "genius" is Béla Tarr (Sátántangó,Wreckmeister harmonies) thought it is a bit hard to comprehend. The only oscar-winner was Mephisto by István Szabó, and "Sunshine" from him is also recommended!

i love films indeed!!

Books: SÁNDOR MÁRAI, Angela Ashes from Frank McCourt, Émil Ajar: La vie devant Soi, Gabriel Garcia MArquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Orwell, Boris Vian. Poetry is a bit forgotten nowadays, but I am so lucky to be raised amongst the heritage of Márai, Radnóti, Pilinszky, József Attila, Ady, Kosztolányi, Babits, Költsey..etc

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Now I can say that i hitchhiked in Europe for 5 weeks, around 8000 km and met Santa Claus in Finland who is a douchebag anyway

And I had a nice time swimming in the Sea in Brighton at new years eve. Actually I swum almost every capital city's river in Europe (yes they are dirty, especially in Amsterdam)

I crossed the Atlantic with a sailing boat we hitchhiked. (And I was seasick like hell)

I ate the bride's bucket on a wedding.

I managed to watch Titanic without crying.

Hitchhiked in Mexico for two months!

Supported Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal!

Once I cooked a gaspacho:D

Became friends with Polish ticket inspectors without having a ticket, bribing them by a chewing gum! (thanks to hungarian movie "Kontrol")

It seems one of my dream just fulfilled: I started my own hostel in Budapest, 2014 december!

Teach, Learn, Share

sorry you'd better not to learn anything from me keep your children away from me:P

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Martin (French part), Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

France, Hungary, United Kingdom

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