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I joint Cs back in 2013, since then the site - and so the community - changed a lot. In my opinion Cs is first of all to meet people, to stay for free is a lateral advantage. In general I consider myself open-minded and open to know new things, new popints of view. I like to get to know new people, I can host or just hang out in the city, make a tour or have a drink. I have experience in tours, I have been doing it for over 3 years, I'm qualified tourist guide. I speak several languages, on different levels, but all of them sufficiently to communicate. I am welcoming, sometimes I have problems with time but no worries eheh. So... that's all at the moment :D.
P.s. I will know if you didn't read my profile if you write about your trip to "Eastern Europe" referring to Budapest. Budapest as we know it is in Central-Europe ;).
Pls if you come be aware that I don't live in any central touristic area.
Enjoy your life, don't hurt others
Couchsurfing is not good because of a free place but for know other cultures, have valuable time and make new friendship!
Try to be kind even if sometimes it is very difficult, and if you fail next time you will make it ;).
Believe in yourself, never be ashamed because of who you are.
If you have any problem with someone/something, talk about it directly to the person. Smiling doesn't resolve anything if it is not honest. Hypocrisy is repulsive.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Usually I can host surfer(s). Several times I just meet travelers who write me and we pass some time together, walking around or grabing a wine/kriek whatever :D.
I prefer local places, why should you go to places where there are just tourists if you are in Budapest ;)?
When I host I try to spend time with my guests as I don't think Cs is about a place to sleep. It is an experience, opportunity to meet people.
I have had lots of nice experiences on Cs, mostly hosting, I had surfed only once, I hope that it's soon my turn to travel and surf ;).
I like architecture, theater /opera/, culture of other countries, BELGIAN beers (and usually belgian everything) make new friendships, ride the bike, rollerskate, hugs, a good rétes (strudel), good wine in good company, a good dinner. And languages/linguistics, of course.
Music, Movies, and Books
Fado, Classical music, opera, Édith Piaf, Mina, Amalia Rodrigues, Scorpions, Queen, ABBA, John Williams, Greek music, Antonis Remos, Astor Piazzola, argentinian tango, and so on...
The age of innocence, The Godfather, Los amantes del círculo polar, A single man, Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, Fellini: Roma, Being Julia, Night train to Lisbon, Colonel Redl, The exorcist
Il barone rampante, Anyegin, Les misérables... and of course the HP saga
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
My two weeks in Italy some years ago.
Passing one night as ''homeless'' in Paris.
Teach, Learn, Share
I teach Italian, from A1 to C1. If there is someone who is interested in Italian and knows French, we can do exchange lessons.
And I teach Hungarian too, I tought Hungarian to Italians and I think I can teach it to others too :).
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can offer you a place to sleep, my company, cultural exchange, usually a free city tour, maybe some home made stuff if you come in the good time :).
And here sadly but I have to add:
After some not nice feedbacks: I can give you some sheet, functional ones. I usually have 1 emergency towe. I can help you out, but personally I am always surprised as I prefer to use my towel and I ALWAYS bring it with me.
As several things were broken in the flat please keep in consideration: by now I charge broken glasses, plates etc. on my surfers.
Some people show few respect or think that Cs means free hotel. I had some surfers who stayed at my place for several days, I dedicated hours of my day to show the city, go to eat to local restaurants and then they complained about my place. Not personally. Here on the site, after they left and used "my voluntary services". So... I didn't obligate anyone to stay :D.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Portugal, Slovakia, United Kingdom