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I am an ex-traveller who misses the company of people who are on the road.
I am now settled in my hometown of Istanbul and my favorite pastime is hosting friends & acquaintances in my apartment. So if you come and couchsurf at my spare room, expect a busy house.
Also, I like getting away to different cities in long weekends and such. But I really don't enjoy the city when I stay in hotels. Because hotels have a way of isolating you. And, when I 'm in hotels, I usually end up consuming all my vacation time by unsuccessfully researching to find non-touristy places and events that locals visit.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I think this site would be an efficient place to connect with like-minded people: People who are present enough to appreciate and honor a good host and people who truly enjoy hosting people in their homes.
Also, my 2 years of travels (14 years ago) have been so enriching and enlightening for me that I feel a sense of duty to pay my respects to the gods of travel. What better way to do that than offering a little hospitality to current wanderers of the world?
- Movies & Series
- Football - watching & playing (in the real world and via game consoles)
- Data, Information, Knowledge, Understanding, Perception, Insights, Vision and Ideas
- Futurism & Transhumanism (in a techno-romantic and non-conformist manner)
- Mindfulness (Krishnamurti, Robert Pirsig, Rumi, Taoism, Zen, etc)
- Mind enhancement and Artificial Intelligence
- Efficiency (in business processes, as well as in daily mundane logistics and even in social interactions)
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Funky World Music and soulful hip-hop.
Movies: Pulp Fiction, She's So Lovely, Waking Life, Amelie, Spirited Away, The Matrix, Big Lebowski, Existenz, The Party, Dog Day Afternoon, Twin Town, Human Traffic, Strange Days, Baraka, Les Amants du Pont-Neuf, Kika, Run Lola Run, Das Experiment, Man Bites Dog, Being John Malkovich, La Notte, No Man's Land, City of God, Audition, Night Watch, No One Knows About Persian Cats, Network, Force Majeure, Baraka, Shaolin Soccer, Sansa, World's Fastest Indian, Tsotsi, Los Lunes Al Sol
TV Series: The Wire, The West Wing, Sopranos, The Good Wife, Breaking Bad, Seinfeld, The IT Crowd, Monty Python, Top of the Lake, Borgen, Black Mirror, Louie, (shamefully) Revenge.
Books: The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Lila, Masnawi, all Hemingway books, Catcher in the Rye, Sandman, Invisibles, Transmetropolitan, Lucifer, all Krishnamurti journals, Tipping Point
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Without intending, I have swam in 3 different oceans in a period of 1 week. (I'll tell you the specifics if you want)
Teach, Learn, Share
I really don't get this question.
If you know the meaning of this question, please teach me so that I learn. Maybe then, I will share this information with other people who also don't get this.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Stories and a uniquely twisted world view of an Istanbullian.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Mauritius, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, South Africa, Turkey, United States