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Zoltan Vandor

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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  • 24 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Hungarian; learning German, Italian
  • 50, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • sustain my development, support my c...
  • biology, programming
  • From Budapest, Hungary
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me


Benvenuti! Vorremo ospitare italiani perche ho ricominciato a studiare la lingua piu bella :)


Z: well, far from being as tall as the camelopard, but just as curious, and accordingly, like to wander, to meet and to talk. We are a family of three: Sylvia, her son Marci, and Zoltan, that's me. Sy is a kindergarten teacher, Z was a biologist and is a programmer. Marci studies Economics, he speaks French & Hebrew. Z's kids are not living with us but they may join the party: my son Barnus studies Politology, my daughter Fruzsi is just starting in Humanities, oriented to film making.


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Why I'm on Couchsurfing


We'd like to meet nice people from around the world, either by supporting them here in Budapest, or by enjoying their hospitality in or around their home. We are enthusiastic about hosting and being hosted. We love our city. I think this is a great idea, one of the best uses of the internet.


I had quite a few good experiences. Some of them were not via CS or HC, - just by chance, during my journeys I met many kind and helpful folks. Maybe I mention my travel to East Berlin back in '85. I took my backpack with a tent and went alone from Budapest to Berlin hitchhiking at the end of the summer. I worked through the summer, I was tired and lonely, but then I got so much support, almost each day, all from unknown people, that I was astonished. There was the huge Czech butcher who shared his double bed in a room of a "workers' hostel". Well, I was a bit afraid, but after a terrible rainy day when I almost gave it up and turned back, I was desperate. Then the couple with whom I arrived at Berlin offered me the room of their son (being in college), - and was catering me, and giving me the key of the house, and putting me back on the highway at the end of my visit. And the priest giving me a lift in his Trabant and then room for the night, with whom we talked through half of the night although my German was far from good.


walking, wandering, roaming, traveling by all means (: to be on the road again :) enjoying many kinds of cultural and art stuff socialize :) eat well

Z: open air, open view, living things, clouds, winds, lights / pictures - I like and did some photography.

Music, Movies & Books

we love a range of films, books and music... Z: There is a book I want to call your attention to, as sth immensely important: The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff http://www.jeanliedloff.com/home/gratitude-for-the-continuum-concept

One Amazing Thing I've Done

living creatures the birth of my children the eyes of my lover

Teach, Learn, Share

Z: some flowers and birds; why diversity in nature is essential (certainly for societies as well); some photography stuff (how to make better pictures ;) I studied biology, and worked in research for ten years (parental care in birds). Then I learned a lot about computers and programming, and now I make a living on that field. - I enjoy learning and practicing languages, and w'd be willing to teach some as far as I can. I try to learn a bunch of words when I travel in a country, any help or tips in this field (like good webpages) are very welcome. In general, I like to listen, I like to learn.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In


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