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  • 175 references 116 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish, Turkish; learning Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Architect
  • Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
  • From Turkey
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About Me

Selam! Hi! Hola!

I've spent an amazing year living in 📍Cádiz🇪🇸🌴🌊🌅my dream life. Now, I'm trying to make Istanbul my home again.

To describe myself, I'd say I'm a pretty chill and open-minded person. I love being around folks who make the most of their lives and do things instead of just complaining. Personally, I try to pursue this motto: "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."

As an architect and a passionate traveler, I've been priviliged to explore around 36 countries. It's been incredible to soak in the beauty and diversity of different cultures, architecture, and ways of life. This experience has given me a whole new perspective on architecture also how influences society, and I've learned so much idea, thoughts and approaches how they blend with communities.

I've also been involved in some cool exchange programs like Erasmus+. Exchanges, seminars, and training courses in Turkey, Kosovo, Poland, Romania, Spain, Slovenia, and Fuerteventura. These programs focused on raising awareness and finding solutions for important issues like employment, sustainable development, entrepreneurship, sexual education, hate speech, environmental awareness, and the impact of daily life culture on learning. It's been an amazing opportunity for me to learn and make a positive impact on the world.

Oh, and guess what? I spent a year living in Cadiz, Spain too! During my time there, I organized workshops for people at risk of exclusion, offering English classes, helping them create CVs, and providing computer training. I even coordinated a European Union-funded project, where I visited local resources, participated in events, and handled administrative tasks for project presentations. It was all about fostering teamwork for developing ideas and projects.

I truly believe in the power of personal connections and the importance of learning about new cultures and ways of life. By making friends from all corners of the globe, I hope to build lasting relationships that enrich my life and broaden my perspective. Traveling to 36 countries, mostly by hitchhiking, has taught me so much about determination and perseverance. I've embraced incredible adventures and learned about different cultures by staying with locals. And you know what? I've even experimented with living without money and finding alternative ways to get by, like exchanging tasks for food. Sure, I've faced rejection along the way, but I've learned not to take it personally. It's more about the rejection of an idea rather than myself.
This unique travel style has helped me expand my social circle and overcome my fear of approaching people and being rejected. It's made me more confident in giving back more than I receive.

"I'd love to see your world, my world, and the world through your eyes. Like M. Proust said, 'the only true voyage of discovery would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the universe through the eyes of another.'"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Every person has a unique story, and I want to cross paths with as many people as possible. I want to share laughter, connect through our experiences, and create lasting memories.

My goals are simple:

Meeting incredible individuals from around the world.
Immerse myself in diverse cultures.
Develop a thorough awareness of various lifestyles and the factors that lead to them.
Forge lifelong friendships across the globe.
Connect with fellow travel enthusiasts who share my passion for exploring, history, and culture.
Embrace local communities and have genuine experiences that go beyond being a mere tourist.
One of the most rewarding aspects of low-budget traveling has been the opportunity to create unforgettable memories by engaging with locals and experiencing their authentic way of life. It has allowed me to truly connect with people and savor the genuine essence of a place.


  • architecture
  • dancing
  • bachata
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • wine
  • coffee
  • politics
  • minimalism
  • hitchhiking
  • volunteering
  • cinema
  • sustainability
  • theatre
  • language
  • kizomba
  • poems
  • salsa
  • deep conversations
  • listening
  • collage
  • classic literature
  • sketch

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Phantom of Opera Quentin Tarantino, Wes Andersen, Andrey Tarkovsky

Music: Manu Chao, Goran Bregovic, Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra. Dani J, Romeo Santos, (Bachata songs)

my spotify (I have some folk music playlist all over the world)

Books: John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) Oscar Wilde (Dorian Grays Portrait)
Russian classic literature : (Dostoyevski, Gogol, Pushkin, Turgenev, Bulgakov)
Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Stefan Zweig

TV Shows: Friends, La Casa De Papel
Netflix ( historical documents series)
my library, and recommeditions


One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've had the fantastic pleasure of falling in love pretty quickly.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach my native language and share the joy of learning it with my hosts. Additionally, I can teach bachata dance and demonstrate various figures and steps.
I am eager to learn the local language and immerse myself in the culture of my hosts. I'm also excited to learn traditional recipes for expanding my culinary skills.
I can share cultural traditions, travel experiences, and my favorite music and art from my own background, fostering a meaningful exchange of knowledge and experiences.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Cultural Exchange: I can offer a unique perspective on my own culture and traditions, sharing insights into different customs, languages, and ways of life.

Language: I can provide language support, whether it's helping with English or teaching basic phrases in my native language.

Cooking: I enjoy cooking and can prepare dishes from my home country or share recipes from my travels.

Stories and Experiences: I have a wealth of stories and experiences from my travels that I would love to share. Whether it's tales of adventure, cultural encounters, or funny anecdotes, I believe in the power of storytelling to connect people.

Helping Around: I'm always willing to lend a hand with any tasks that need assistance. I believe in the spirit of collaboration and contributing to the shared space.

Open-mindedness and Respect: I value diversity and respect for different opinions and beliefs. I can offer an open-minded and respectful approach to discussions and interactions, fostering an inclusive and harmonious environment.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Spain, Turkey

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