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to be in the present in every moment
I'm the living sculpture of contradictions. Just to give you a little taste of it: I hate doing up the dishes however I do it every other day. Aaaaand I enjoy pretty much driving the kart into a gentle curve on full throttle however I do that only once in a blue moon.
Now I'm living in Budapest, but spent most of my life in Szeged. Sometimes I'm still surprised looking at my id card that declares me a resident of Budapest. I'm still devoted to Szeged and I guess I'll move back to Szeged some time later in my life.
I like the smell of the morning cafe, the taste of sun dried tomatoes and the orange color of the moon on the horizon. I like to hear the raindrops hitting the ground. And I like to see far from high spots.
What you may expect if your travelmate doesn't have a CS profile
Every now and then I get couchrequest messages from a couchsurfer requesting me to host their non-couchsurfer friend, too. Here is the thing...
I'm rather selective at taking guests, especially if they'd meet my daughters, and a major rule is that I don't take guests not having their own CS profile. And I don't make any exception around this rule. The reason of my being so strict about the CS profile is that the kids need some more time to get acquainted with my CS guests. They are very excited about meeting the CS guests and they are curious to know whom they'd share their time with. It'd make the kids' first minutes of meeting you and your friend a lot more easier if they'd be able to learn something about your friend beforehand, too, for example to see some pictures of them, and so on. I believe you understand that it's rather difficult to tell the kids that I don't even know who'd come to our home... and a bare few words of description in a couchrequest message simply doesn't make them feeling easy and happy about taking a guest whom they even don't know at all.
So, may I ask you to have your friends create their own CS profile? Creating and filling up their profile takes only 20-30 minutes and can be enjoyed for a lifetime afterwards.
Just say yes.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I can give you a place to stay for a few days even in last minute. The thing is, last minute fits me better as my schedule may change sometimes.
I volunteered to help at peeling off some potatoes at the Budapest WinterCamp 2009 and ended up coordinating volunteers, the registration and communication teams of the WinterCamp. That was a high time, for sure!
I joined CS in 2009, took already a lot of guests, got nice memories and exciting impressions. April 09: Pris from China, Zarina from Kazakhstan, Niyi from Nigeria, Michael from US and Aneesh from India, and all 5 of them arriving from Lublin, Poland. Nadya from Moscow.May 09: Rebecca from US. Karl, Rosie and Lowan from Berlin. Lauren from South Africa and South Korea.June 09: Jacq and Hak from Australia.July 09: Deborah and Pedro from Brazil. Hadassa from Amsterdam. Bianca from Prague and Brazil. Marta and Ala from Poland. Franek and Lucile from Toulouse. August 09: Imke from Bremen, Erich and Florian from München. Florent and Michael from France. Peter, Iza, Florian and Noemi from Szeged. Cecile and Karine from Paris. Fabien and Laura from France. Livy from Brazil. Alyona from Ukraine. Mag from Florida.September 09: Alyssa and Bryce from Los Angeles. CS Grill Party at Szeged.Laureanne and Guillaume from Quebec.Enrico and Raffaele from Sardegna.October 09: Sarah from Münster, Germany.Brian and Annie from Oregon.Martina and Lucia from Argentina. Martin and Gavin from Edinburgh.Elina from Finland.Liuba from Russia.Japhlet from US.Irma and Bernie from US.December 09: Marília from Brazil and from Siena, Italy.CS WinterCamp Budapest! January '10: Maxime from Paris.Aneta Celina from Poland.March '10: Solene and Louise from France.Michaela, Christine and Doro from Wien.April '10: Gavin from Edinburgh. Emma from Glasgow.May '10: Adrienna from US.CS invasion to the Szeged wine festival and hosting Julia, Marcin, Roberto and Sergey at SzegedPeter from Szeged.Alex from Seattle, USA.Candice from USA.June '10: Surfed with Michaela in Wien during the Vienna Calling 2010.July '10: Hannu and Katariina from Finland.Monika from Poland.Visited Michaela again in Wien and now along with my daughters!August '10: Hosted by Visha in Sofia.Karen and Alejandro from Copenhagen.Marlene and Franek from France.December '10: Kahlia, Rainer and Acacia from Wien.January '11:Carolina from Brazil.Louise and Chris from Copenhagen.February '11: Barbara from Norwich, UK.March '11: going to the CS Carnival in Milano!April '11: Martina from Salzburg.Andrea from Costa Rica.July '11: Kira from New Orleans.Michelle from Berlin.Doris-Katre and Hipp from Estonia.Jenn from San Francisco. Evan and Kira from US. Emma from Australia.August '11: Laurie from US.Gregoire and Alice from Bordeaux.Charlotte from Hamburg.Julia from Warsaw (uhm, I mean, she's from Moscow)Franek, Iris, and their mother from France.September '11: Valentine and Maya from France.Kristina from Texas.Sebastian from Argentina.October '11: Marcus from Italy.Stanislas and Elodie from Toulouse.November '11: Guillaume from France on his way from South Africa.And some more to come...
Travelling, driving, maps.
Boardgames, do-it-yourself crafts.
Vegetarian cooking, beers and wines.
First aid, emergency medical service.
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
My favorite music changes week by week, even day by day sometimes. Currently I really love to listen John Butler Trio, Yonderboi, Mystic Diversions, David Ford, Tape Five, Smoma, Nickelback, Yann Tiersen, Misuse, Megan Washington, Chantal Kreviazuk, Alphawezen, Snow Patrol, Jaymay, Joshua Radin, Dawn Landes, Lisa Mitchell, Yann Tiersen, Misuse, Nouvelle Vague, Alexi Murdoch, Gogol Bordello, Värttinä, Nils, and the Quimby, Effeta and the Csik Zenekar from Hungary.
And there are those ones that I can't get tired of, Tracy Chapman, Sting, Dire Straits, Johnny Cash, U2, Vollenweider.
Movies, ... Before Sunset and Baraka come to my mind at first. I like movies and can't list all of them here, there isn't enough room to write it all here. OK, just one more piece, have you seen the documentary "Man on Wire"? It's a must! Exciting and inspiring.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Climbing Mount Malyovitsa and watching the birth of the clouds within reach of a hand.
Looking around from the top of the Kaleto Krepost at Belogradchik.
Organizing the CS Budapest WinterCamp 2009/10.
Climbing Mont Blanc and several other peaks in the Alps and the Tatras.
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach: rock climbing, mountaineering.
I just start volunteering as an emergency medical technician, I'll be happy to exchange any experience, stories, whatever related to first aid.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bulgaria, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In