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Overview

  • 65 references 62 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning French, German, Italian
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Life-long student
  • Got my second Master's from Baruch College in New York, f...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Be optimistic as much as you can and enjoy your life!

ABOUT ME

A life-long student... A treehugger (I literally like to hug trees)... I was an agnostic in a religion-dominated country... And a wannabe in different departments of life...

I worked as an Assistant Professor in a Turkish public university for 5 years. My major is Marketing but I am planning to switch to Sociology in the future.

Like-list: Tennis (both court and table) and volleyball, cartoons, walking in forests and gardens, flowers, fresh bed sheets, tasty and healthy food, red wine or vodka, all types of cheese and chocolate, fireplace in winter, chit-chat with friends at summer nights, cats, sustainable living practices, modern-style buildings, mosaics, glass-granite-metal use at home, big LED TVs, all types of books, folk music, language courses, cooking, desserts, quiz shows and a few more...

I am obsessed with a few American TV shows such as Iron Chef, Project Runway and RuPaul's Drag Race.

PHILOSOPHY

Continuous learning is a must for everybody.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'd like to meet people from all around the world and make new friends by CS. Just drop me a line. I'm gonna try my best for sure.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Superb. Stayed in few unorganized places but the people rocked.

My top 4 cities so far:

1) Izmir (My former hometown comes always first with its easygoing people, diverse culture, mild climate and beautiful coast. I could be a little bit partial. :))
2) Vienna (A very well-organized city with a good balance of history, modernity and romance)
3) Paris (It is a dream city with beautiful museums, buildings, people and language)
4) Budapest (The Hungarians are the Italians of the East/Central Europe, a beautiful city with many sight-seeings and thermal pools)

P.S. LGBT surfers are extra-welcome in my house. They are a part of a big global family which has been belittled for ages. Therefore, some positive discrimination is necessary.
P.S.2. If you want to extend your stay at my place, you need to ask beforehand. And the answer could be a no depending on my schedule.

Interests

Cooking and tennis are my beloved and I like traveling and taking photographs. However, I am no party material, not a huge fan of clubbing. I like to socialize at my own pace. I am fond of beautiful gardens and natural landscape.

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  • cats
  • books
  • dining
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • wine
  • red wine
  • indian food
  • cheese
  • desserts
  • walking
  • partying
  • clubbing
  • flowers
  • cartoons
  • tv
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • folk music
  • tennis
  • volleyball
  • animation
  • teaching
  • religion
  • sociology
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

My top 3 movies - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Kill Bill and Never Been Kissed.
Music - Pop, New Age and Folk
Authors - I like to read books from many authors, but the ones by whom I was wowed in the past are Elif Safak, Jared Diamond, Khaled Hosseini, Maeve Binchy, Paulo Coelho and Murathan Mungan. Both fiction and non-fiction work for me although I try to read scientific and non-fiction material more frequently.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Watched sunset in Vienna
Eaten the most delicious croissant, baguette and cheese in Paris
Seen Gaudi's work in Barcelona
Tried delicious Indian food and cheesecake in Tokyo
Visited creative local shops in Toronto

I think these were all amazing. Do I need to do something extreme or rare? I don't think so.

Teach, Learn, Share

Sweethearts who try doing something good for others and for our planet impress me to a great extent. Moreover, people with different hobbies and some edge could teach us a lot by opening new doors in our ordinary lives. Everyone is welcome at my house regardless of age, sex, gender, religion or occupation. BUT if you are one of those guys who host only girls in anticipation of sex (and yes, there are many of this type here), stay away! I'm allergic to you. Also any type of discriminating discourse is highly discouraged here.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My custom is to bring a special gift or food item for my host and/or I take my host to a dinner, the bill on me. Other than these, I share my dirty secrets from time to time :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Germany, Turkey, United States

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