Kai Urk

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning German, Portuguese, Swedish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Economist
  • M.B.A.
  • From Istanbul Turkey & Victoria, BC, Canada
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About Me


exploring the world that is different than that of in the books!


I am a down to earth, an open minded, and an emotional mediterranean, who pays attention to being sincere. Personal development and getting to know other cultures as well as languages are always in my agenda.

I work as an economist dealing with numbers.


Always look on the bright side of life :)
Stay hungry, stay foolish

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I LOVE traveling and meeting with people. That's why I participated CS. I really can't understand those who are not traveling. Somebody should tell them what they are missing! The world is absolutely mind blowing.


I have never hosted or been hosted by anybody yet, but am hoping to do some CS this summer. On the contrary, I am an active member of Istanbul CS community participating various events.


Languages, photography, swimming, characteristic structures, live music.

I am curious about history, world civilizations, and their interactions among themselves, and influences over others.

Music, Movies, and Books

Haris Alexiou, The Doors, Janis Joplin, RHCP, Röyksopp, Rosenstolz, K-OS...

I enjoy watching documentaries. Ask me for the good ones;)

As much as I listen and watch, I also like to read. I am a passionate regular reader of The NY Times and the Economist. I am also a follower of der Spiegel and zeit.de and sueddeutsche.de

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I am aiming to publish a book which will be an autobiography focusing on my traveling experiences.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Sweden, Turkey, United States

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