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I am 23 years old, born and raised in Izmir, studying medicine in my final year!
I always dreamt of traveling and experiencing the world. Last year I was in Italy for 6 months and it has been a life changer for me. I studied, worked, travelled and I want to keep visiting different countries. Seeing the world, how different kinds of lives exist make me feel alive more than anything else in the world. The challenge to adapt to others, to learn new languages excite me! I started using couchsurfing actively back in Italy. The best of my travels were always with locals in many aspects. It will always be my favorite way to adjust in a new city.
About my personality, I am generally a calm and a loving person, a good listener. I guess as many 20+ years olds I am trying to find out what I want to do with my life.
Nowadays I am trying to work out as much as I can, do yoga and try to build the habit of meditation. I am taking classes on Lindy Hop, I love dancing, I feel that it liberates my soul. I truly love eating but generally I try to watch for what I eat in terms of having a balance in life and not tiring out my body. I cook at home, try to make time for meal prepping and opt for gluten free and sugar free things (this changes when I travel, then I eat the world to taste new things!). Last but not least, I am a pescetarian. I love reading, I used to read novels but now I read mostly non-fiction books on topics like neurosciences, psychology, biology, evolution, medicine, rarely history. (These days I am also reading some sci-fi).
This is the summary of my interests and occupations at the moment! My last travel was to UK, ever since I feel like I keep forming new neural connections about the world haha oh also I was always interested in arts but lately it grew a whole new space in my life, would love to hear others' ideas :)
I enjoy exchanging ideas about the ways we live, the world. It's already very nice to meet you!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
It's such a great thing how people help each other from all around the world when they are even complete strangers, build great friendships out of nothing
- learning languages
- reading books
Music, Movies, and Books
Nowadays I am more into independent movies. I usually try to get to know the director and the cast, after watching one movie I try to watch the others as well. Since I'm trying to learn the Italian culture at the moment, I'm catching up on Federico Fellini.
My all time favourites would be Into the Wild and Captain Fantastic. I am a lover of Wes Anderson's and Tarantino's movies. The fact that I still couldn't complete the IMDB's top 250 list is a little sad...
Some of my favourite series are Rick and Morty, Black Mirror, West World, HBO's Girls, New Amsterdam, Silicon Valley, Legion, Sherlock.
My music taste differs on a daily basis. As genres I like Indie Pop/Rock, French Pop, Classical Music. Polo & Pan, Metronomy, L'imperatrice, Florence and The Machine, Sia some of the people I listen to. After going to the UK I fell in love with The Beatles and The Smiths.
Soo many books to talk about! Little Prince and The Alchemist are among my favourites.
Lately I've been mostly reading non-fiction. I'd love to talk about different writers and books in person!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Camping on the seaside (which you can see the pictures of), taking a train from Istanbul to Bucharest for more than 16 hours, staying for a month in Ferrara during my first year in uni
Teach, Learn, Share
I could share my experiences in the field of medicine. I'd be happy to teach about Turkish language and the culture. We have some amazing dishes. I can show you how to hold the bow for the cello and the basic steps for Lindy Hop dancing!
What I Can Share with Hosts
I am quite neat and tidy. I love listening to people on various topics and discussing if I have the background information. I could also share my experiences happily. We could work out, go on hikes, chat for hours, eat and travel together. I believe I'd be a good company. Or if you wouldn't prefer spending time together, I can be ok on my own too.
Countries I’ve Visited
England, Italy, Kazakhstan, Romania
Countries I’ve Lived In