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Deniz Aydemir

Brighton, MA, United States

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Overview

  • 78 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish; learning Russian
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Musician; Sales Expert at Apple, Inc.
  • Berklee College of Music in Boston, ...
  • From Born in Riverside, California. Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Bike from Central Asia to North America!

follow it on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TimeTravelsThroughSound

Previous MISSION

Start a new life from scratch! (in Boston) ✓

ABOUT ME

As a constant dreamer, I find the need to connect myself with the world one way or the other. My tools for that are a guitar, a bicycle, a camera, languages and thru these; communicating with the beautiful people that are out there. That is also why I use CouchSurfing, it lets the people in the community connect and talk about their experiences over a glass of wine.

I grew up in the City of Istanbul in a family of English teachers and translators. Thanks to that and spending the first three years of my life in California, I had always been bilingual. Now that I have lived in México City for a while I also speak Spanish at a fair level - but I want to continue learning new languages; can't decide between French and Portuguese. From age three to twenty, I lived in Istanbul, played guitar in many rock bands, attended a music high school and played the upright bass in a classical orchestra.

Summer of '09 was the first time I traveled outside Turkey. I traveled from Istanbul, through Greece-Italy-Hungary-France, to Spain. Later went on a biking trip for 3 days to a mountain on the south of the Marmara Sea. On September I went to Sofia and had my first CS experience.

On my last two years living in Istanbul, I set out on a mission that I have had since I was 13 years old; studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After traveling around for a while, I thought it was time to leave my home, family and friends and move to the USA to pursue that goal. I went to New York for a while, then went to Boston, auditioned and got accepted with a scholarship to the school. Deciding to take a break from it all, I moved to Mexico City. During my stay there I planned a two month biking trip so from May to July '11 I biked from Málaga, Spain to Istanbul, Turkey.

PHILOSOPHY

I choose Passion, Imagination, Love and Patience.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I participate by hosting, surfing, attending CS events and letting people know about CS anywhere I go. visited 18 states (8%)Create your own visited map of The World

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted -Alexandra, Aurore and Yiannis, from France and Greece; -Havely, Forest and Nick from Asheville North Carolina; -Indrek and Eleri from Tartu, Estonia; -five french bikers (Richard, Karin, Pierre, Pierre; Xavier) -Danitza and Putxa from Barcelona, Spain; -Brianne from Vancouver, Canada; -Johannes from Biessenhofen, Germany; -Jana from Melbourne, Australia; -Martin from Brno, Czech; -Frane and Toni from Split, Croatia.

I have had surfing experience; in Sofia, Bulgaria with Nadia and her friends in Bath, UK with Jez and Fernanda, in Yalova, Turkey with Selcen, in Brussels, Belgium with Nar&Eddy, Dimitri, Malle, Tom in Ghent, Belgium with Stijn&Tom, in Tournai,Belgium with Jonathan, in Liège, Belgium with Laura, in Lens, France with Pierre&Pierre, in Aachen, Germany with Andreas in Düsseldorf, Germany with Thomas in Brooklyn, NY with Emma & her awesome friends, Nikki&Daniel and Daniel, in Queens, NY with Jay, in San Francisco, CA with Scott, in Santa Barbara, CA with Adrienne, in Malibu, CA with Heikki, in Long Beach, CA with Martin, in Newport Beach, CA with Marcus, in San Diego, CA with Sydney and her family, in Puebla, México with Roberto, in Boston, MA with Cagri, Max&Marcus, in Montréal, QC with Pierre, in Málaga, Spain with Mirian, in Gibraltar, UK with Nicky&Jade, in Granada, Spain with Flor, in Almería, Spain with Gonzalo&Cristina, in Vera, Spain with Greg, in Aguilas, Spain with Callum, in Cartagena, Spain with Anna, in Murcia, Spain with Nina, in Alicante, Spain with Romu, in Gandia, Spain with Tania, in Valencia, Spain with Nacho, in Castellón, Spain with Ricard, in Deltebre, Spain with Anna y Ruben, in Tarragona, Spain with Georgina, in Barcelona, Spain with Danitza, in Girona, Spain with Natalia, in Narbonne, France with Liam&Thomas, in Montpellier, France with Sabine, in Arles, France with Babbette and her family, in Marseille, France with Cédric, in Umag, Croatia with Sanjin&Aida, in Rijeka, Croatia with Igor and Vladimir, in Mali Lošinj, Croatia with Domagoj, in Zadar, Croatia with Boris, in Šibenik, Croatia with Sylvia, in Split, Croatia with Frane, in Zagreb, Croatia with Karolina.

I've had Coffee or Drink sort of experience; in San Francisco, CA with Patrick, in Laguna Beach, CA with Greg, in Granada, Spain with Nazareth, in Elche, Spain with Alejandro.

All of my CS experiences have been great. :)

Interests

Listening to music, taking photos, biking, running, skiing, skating, Playing instruments; the guitar, bass guitar, double-bass Learning new languages.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Cirkus Columbia, Machuca, Léon, Les Amants du Pont-Neuf, the Shawshank Redemption, This is Spinal Tap, Historias Minimas, los Amantes del Circulo Polar, Annie Hall, el Mar Adentro, Trois Couleurs

Music: Porcupine Tree, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Milton Nascimento, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jeff Beck, Rush, Ivo Papasov Here's some of my music: http://soundcloud.com/deniz-aydemir/

Books: the Doors of Perception, Zeytoun, el Labirento de la Soledad, Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Biking from Southern Spain to Turkey.

My uncle's and aunt Erika's wedding in Budapest; A three-day-wedding with amazing people all around the world in a beautiful city like Budapest.

Donating my foot-long hair to Locks of Love.

Studying Spanish and dancing the salsa at the university of UNAM in Mexico City, meeting many people from Sweeden to Korea.

Watching RUSH live in Montreal in a hockey stadium full of their Canadian fans.

Teach, Learn, Share

If there's anything I can do to help you learn Turkish, English, Spanish, photography, the guitar or bass, I would be happy to teach!

If you speak Portuguese, French, Arabic or Italian; have discovered music that is not really out there; have travel tips or experiences to share; know any tricks of some kind, teach me!

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Mexico, Turkey, United States

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