The beginning of my first solo trip to Europe began in Budapest, Hungary.

I chose to visit Hungary because I am Hungarian and have been doing some genealogy research. I met up with a couple of persons that assisted me with my research and helped to provide me with my great-grandfather’s birth certificate.

Most of my stays in Hungary were with Couchsurfing hosts, my first real Couchsurfing experience, and it was really wonderful. I will be friends with the hosts that I stayed with here forever. All were kind, generous, caring and anxious to show me their cities and surrounding areas of interest.