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  • 276 references 189 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish; learning Catalan, Valencian, French, Portuguese, Turkish
  • 46, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Language teacher,FineArt photography, Thai massage techni...
  • College (UK & USA): Fine Art Photography, Fine arts ...
  • From Mexico
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About Me

•• I'm offering 2 (maybe 3 or more) night's acmdtn to CS members, if I don't have a lot of work and I'm available.

My practices as a masseuse and self-healing therapies.
•• I mainly work from home, therefore If you stay here, I require that you are considerate, calm, quiet and respectful while I'm working. Even better, you could go for a walk, a cafe etc, for up to 2 hours, to reduce interference and noises ••

• l live in a beautiful, very clean flat in an excellent location. I'll offer quality of stay, you won't find better easily :o)

The Bosporus is 15 min walk. Aiga Sofia, The Blue Mosque, Spice and Grand Bazaars, Topkapi Palace, Dolmobahçe Palace, Ortaköy, Karaköy and Taksim, ALL WITHIN 10 min to 75 min walk or 5-30 minutes with ONE public transport. That in Istanbul is a LUXURY!! =}
Please do your research about Istanbul and Turkey, I'm NOT a human Google.

• I make great efforts in keeping a clean place with a beautiful and peaceful environment.
This neighborhood is one of the best in the city, has everything and great Nightlife! Therefore before sending a request please read all "MY HOME" section and at least my profile partially :o)

••In hosting there's time, energy, patience and extra expenses incurred. I have extra house work, smtms cooking and sharing my food etc.
If you're only interested in your benefit, please refrain from asking me; no one likes being used as a "free hotel"
••Those who cook, buy food to share, are helpful, tidy up after cooking or treat me out to a meal, have much higher chances that I'll say YES.

• I decided to only accept genuine and generous guests. I'm generous and to be fair, my guests should be too =}

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've hosted and been a guest about 350 times. Attended countless meetings, outings, daytrips, organising a few outdoor-sports activities, also workshops at home etc (in Mexico, Istanbul and UK) ... I think this is enough for now no?! ;)
Funny enough, I appear briefly in the CS introduction video (1 min 22secs time mark) Also I appear on the families CS video, there, more extensively :)

All over Europe. Also Mex. Morocco Australia, New Zealand, S. E. Asia and Turkey. I've hosted plenty in Istanbul, also in England and Mexico.
•• I've hosted around 300 ppl from HospitalityClub, BeWelcome and CS and been hosted more than 150 times :D


PHOTOGRAPHY, CINEMA, ART, TRAVELLING, walking/hiking, cycling, sailing, FRISBEE and any outdoor sport like skiing and snowboarding (haven't done much in last years)
•Natural, healthier lifestyles, energies and healing, massage techniques, languages etc.
•Playing TAVLA, I'm decent and l need a good challenge.

•Making new and exiting friendships, searching for incredibly soul enriching ppl.
•Constantly improving and becoming a better person; more sensible and acute to other's interests, lifestyles, cultures and traditions.
•Savouring every trip and every friendship :o)

  • dancing
  • meditation
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • canoeing
  • camping
  • hitchhiking
  • mountains
  • nature
  • trekking
  • massages
  • shamanism
  • frisbee
  • laughter
  • outdoor sports
  • independent cinema
  • ancient wisdom
  • ancient cultures
  • energy healing
  • wim hof method

Music, Movies, and Books

FILMS: French, Spanish, Brazilian and Latinoamerican Cinema, some Korean as well. I like independent and arthouse films, I have an eclectic taste.

BOOKS: the same as films, don't have favourite writers or themes, if the book grips me then I'm hooked.

MANO NEGRA (spent a few days with them in '92 in MexCity n Tijuana)
•Manu Chao (met him many times over the years and in many different countries)
•I listen to a wide range of music specially Lationam and French, also World Folk, world beat and Classical.
•80's music and since living in Istanabul: BALKAN music!!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

on a trip to Bora Bora, I swam surrounded by 100s of sharks, they were all sizes up to 2 meters long, also there were huge black MANTAS; gorgeous like underwater birds! it was the most exhilarating feeling, I felt so alive, it was indescribable!! =)

Snorkeling with WHALE SHARKS in Philippines 😃it was surreal, like being in a wonderful dream!

Hitch-hiked across New Zealand! Went to both the furthermost Northern and Southern points in both islands :D

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to have language exchange e.g. Spanish or English with FRENCH, PORTUGUESE, Italian, German and/or TURKISH.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Possibly a tasty Mexican meal or more as long as we find enough ingredients, like for delicious guacamole; my own version, wickedly tasty!! :P

Interesting chats and funny anecdotes :) A few to pick from the immense list.
Introduction to Natural healing and remedies info about my massage practises.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Mexico, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

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