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  • 165 references 108 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish, Turkish; learning Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Architect
  • Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
  • From Turkey
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About Me

Currently doing my erasmus+ exchange living in andalucia📍cádiz🇪🇸

I like to travel, mostly by myself, with the flow. My friends say I'm extroverted and quite talkative around. I would like to believe that this is true, whereas I would describe myself as calm, open-minded, and determined, I like people enjoying their life, doing something, anything, instead of complaining. In my daily life, I try to follow the idea once expressed “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

I have been involved in social activities such as some festivals, hostel works, volunteering NGOs, and some farm works (workaway). I can't even count how many hours I've spent volunteering so far, it's always been very satisfying and meaningful to me.
I have traveled and will travel the world alone. I have taken my backpack and dragged myself on the road, with the flow into the unknown. I'm always ready for an adventure, so far I have traveled 35 countries mostly by hitchhiking thousands of kilometers. Every day I pushed myself to the limit, excited about new adventures, stayed with the locals, gained insights about people's different lifestyles, and experienced how they drive their lives.

I have done some experimental analysis during my adventure, I wanted to see what happened when I took money out of my life etc. If I don't have money to have something, how can I get it? Sometimes, I have asked about leftovers from the restaurant or help with their basic task (cleaning etc or sharing my adventure). I would like to share with you a very small aphorism as feedback from what I learned on the way : people will never reject you, people will reject that idea of you represent! So don't take rejection personally. All I'm saying is that traveling this way gave me fewer options, so I had the opportunity to meet people I wouldn't have met in my daily life, and it also taught me to get close to people, overcoming the fear of rejection. I always remind myself to give more than I get.

"I'd like to see your world, my world and the world through your eyes. As M. Proust puts it "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 different story. I would like to cross as many people's paths as I can. I would like to laugh with them, share my experiences,

--Meet people from around the world
--learn about new cultures
--gain an understanding of different ways people live and what drives this lifestyle
--make lifelong friends all over the globe
--meet people who share the same obsession--I mean passion--for travel, history, and culture
--spend time with like-minded locals and have experiences I would never feel like a "tourist"

Low-budget traveling gave me some of the best experiences ever since I had a chance to meet the local people and share the authentic local experience with them.

Interests

  • architecture
  • bachata
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • wine
  • coffee
  • politics
  • minimalism
  • hitchhiking
  • volunteering
  • cinema
  • sustainability
  • theatre
  • language
  • kizomba
  • poems
  • 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. (Sentimental balkans music)

my spotify (I have some folk music playlist all over the world)
https://open.spotify.com/user/gppqltwidiijhle7d3vkx3pbq?si=b1f20559b0bc464e

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

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/140589349-burak-demircan

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One? Well, that´s kind of hard!

The part of the crew in Tomorrowland, I think that is the best moment of my life!
I hitchhiked almost 10.000 km in 4 months by myself !! From Belgium to Istanbul! 16 Countries 52 Cities
diving into cold waters in Oslo!
visiting Russia🇷🇺!
*Falling in love pretty quick.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can show you around the lovely Istanbul share meals, beers and company, and when I cannot do it, provide some tips on how to make it !
I can teach how you can survive via low budget, and trips tricks or else!

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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