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  • Fluent in English, German, Polish; learning Arabic, Azerbaijani, French, Russian, Turkish, Yiddish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2011
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  • University
  • From Wloclawek
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About Me


Discover the beauty of Istanbul! Yeah, dreams come true.


Dear friends! Welcome to my profile!

Let me tell you a couple of words about myself. My name is Zuzanna but friends call me Zuzi.I study Turkology at Istanbul University.
I moved to the city of my dreams. For now all my wishes has become true.
I'm open-minded, cheerful and warm-hearted but who knows...
Zuzanna Zalewska | Kart


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Why I’m on Couchsurfing


As I said above, I signed up because I want to meet people, know better different cultures, improve language skills and the main reason- simply to help people who are comming to Istanbul.
I know what does it mean to be foreigner in Turkey so who else can understand you better than me? Let me introduce you to the amazing culture and the country who owns my heart-Turkey! :)


Please, read my profile before sending a request or a mesaage. I really care about CouchSurfing and I think we should respect each other.

Before I joined CS many people (mostly our friends) from different countries stayed in our flat. I'm also an active traveller and have a lot of stories to share.
but there is one thing about CouchSurfing which drives me crazy! The "activation process"! people, don't pay any money for that! I m afraid to think what will happen to CS in few years, I hope it's not going to turn into cheep-private-hostels-community or so...


*Traveling (I've seen many countries in Europe and I malready bored of it. Now it's time for Middle East and Asia!)
* I'm the foreign langauges-freak! totally, I love to learn new words, phrases in other languages. I gradueated German Philology but I realised that the aim of my life is Turkish langauge and I m going to do everything to achieve that!

*Türkiye, Turkey, die Türkei, Turcjaaaa!!! I can say that half (or maybe even more) or my heart is turkish. Oh, I adore the turkish langauge and everything what is connected with Turkey. It's always a big pleasure for me to meet turkish people 1. Israel2. Iran3. India

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  • beer
  • coffee
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • languages
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

I love watching movies! Almost every week I try to go to the cinema and watch something.

I m trying to discover Iranian cinema which is very impressive!
My favourite movies are: Stoning of Soraya M.; 3 Zan, A Separation, About Elly, Time of the drunken horses, Children of Heaven, Persepolis..

My absolutely favourites from Turkey are:
Babam ve Oğlum,
Güneşi Gördüm,
Duvara Karşı ( Gegen die Wand)
Issız Adam,
Deli Deli Olma
Lal gece
Mustafa hakkinda hersey and many otehrs!!!
I don't remember the titles of all of them..

All movies directed by Fatih Akin! He is the master!

French cinema

Pedro Almodovar's movies

Maybe you guys gonna thing that I m crazy but I adore Bollywood as well! :)

Turkish music
Sbnem Ferah
Aynur Dogan (kurdish)
Nil Karaibrahimgil
Sertab Erener
Atiye Deniz
and many other singers and bands but those are my favourites.

Balkan and Turkish folk,
Klezmer music,

FOLK FOLK FOLK!!!! Kurdish folk, turkish folk, traditional arabic music. This is what plays in my heart!

Aaaand Bollywood!!! My new love! :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

This is a topic for a long conversation over a cup of coffee.. or a glass of beer :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach me your LANGUAGE!!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Poland, Turkey

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