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I used to be an active member. hosting and surfing at 100+ members, hosting more than surfing. It was an amazing opportunity. For a while I was not able to host and I am a bit disappointed with the website, and the people who use it.
Now I can host again. but I want to keep the idea sustainable - fro this reason please only write if you can host me, or a friend of mine or other couchsurfers in the future (or if you did our part in the past)
I work a lot, what means almost 9-22 every day I stay at my hostel reception. so come if you can occupy yourself but open to have a drink or see a concert at night.
I am happy to help with free accomodation, if you are student or coming from a poorer country, but if you are a tourist you are better to find some cheap hostel for 8-10€ per night, Budapest is cheap and you won't save too much, but you have to use public transport tickets to get my place so it would cost almost the same:)
I want to travel to South America in the furture so would be happy to get some friends from there!
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
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN 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>)
- red wine
- white wine
Music, Movies, and 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