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banuthewitch

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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Overview

  • 39 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning French, German, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • I do all sorts of odd jobs to pay th...
  • No education listed
  • From istanbul
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Free hugs is lame and hypocritical.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've done surfing + hosting, and meet people when I have the time. I've been quite mobile in my own city for the past few months so unfortunately I cannot offer a place. If you've got questions though, please shoot. I'd be glad to help.

I've recently received this message on couch surfing. Copy-pasting it here leaving out the name:

"Hey.. this is probably super random, but keeping in mind my travels to Turkey are imminent, i thought to meet people here before i arrive there! Also figured it's massively tricky to find somebody who speaks proper English in Istanbul!

Unfortunately, my profile is fairly barren because I'd much rather rely on conversation.

I get a feeling most women here are inundated with messages, and given that I've spent more time typing this out than actually filling shit on my profile, it would be awesome to see a reply.

I'm from Melbourne/Mumbai"

Please don't send me such messages. This is not how I interact with people on couch surfing. I have absolutely no reason why I should message this person back given that I don't have a clue about who he is etc. (This profile is literally empty). Yes, this is a good platform to meet people but I'm not going to want to meet just anybody. If you read this bit, please don't send me this stuff.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've had good, bad and a whole lot of average experience. Now I'm trying to be more precise and accurate with the references I leave for people so it actually gives some real idea about what to expect.

Interests

philosophy, feminism, books, languages, literature, cycling, camping, movies, photography, drinking, teaching, cooking

Music, Movies & Books

I read extensively. Fiction, non-fiction, theory, poetry, interviews. Pretty much anything you can think of.

My lastfm profile covers some of the stuff I listen: http://www.lastfm.fr/user/sinfullyagreed but I'm not huge on music.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've got couple of stories that I might want to share later.

Teach, Learn, Share

If we can sit down and have a conversation for more than 10 minutes, we'll probably learn from each other.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Netherlands, Poland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France, Turkey, United States

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