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Overview

  • 5 references 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning Italian
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2016
  • Student
  • Yildiz Technical University
  • From Arnavutköy, Istanbul, Türkiye
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About Me

LONG TIME NO SEE!
I'm excited to be here again. 🥲

Hey people!
I am a recent graduate in MSc. of Control Engineering and took a gap-year before PhD. I am based in Istanbul, but I have been travelling in Turkey by doing voluntary work for a few months now, cause basically, there is always a lot more to learn! And my next route in December is to Spain-Germany-Hungary. 😍
I dont know what else to say. 🙄 Maybe.. You can host me for a few days to catch up?😅

About Coucsurfing experiences:
I have used Couchsurfing as a guest it in Italy in 2018. It was so amazing that I swear I almost became an Italian in 2 weeks! And in Turkey I've hosted people -via my sister- during summer in her house in Antalya, and I really liked it, but unfortunately my house in İstanbul is not suitable for guests.. So meet you next summer, I guess?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

The reason I am on couchsurfing is similar to you, I think. I love travelling because it is always amazing to see new places, learn new things, try new foods and drink, ofc. But I believe the real magic about the journey, is the people. The chance to meet new people on the road, enthusiastic travellers like me or kind hearted locals from the countries I have came all the way to discover.
I really love to meet and spend time with people who have different lives, mindsets, spirits, habbits, party styles, even sense of humours. Because, as we are all able to notice; we are all very different and similar at the same time.
This is why couchsurfing is my first choice for travelling. And I am trying to host people if possible; to have a similar place in their mind through their journey.

Interests

  • culture
  • books
  • festivals
  • yoga
  • partying
  • alpinism
  • music
  • hiking
  • camping
  • rock climbing
  • paragliding
  • gender studies
  • language exchange
  • volunteering
  • food
  • cinema
  • nature
  • activism
  • diving
  • exploring
  • natural sciences
  • nature conservation

Music, Movies, and Books

📖 On the Road, A Room of One's Own, Espejos una Historia Casi Universal, The Dispossessed, The Left Hand of Darkness, Picture of Dorian Grey, All Quiet on The Western Front, Brave New World, L'Étranger, Into the Wild
🎬 Reprise, Frances Ha, Midnight in Paris, Call Me By Your Name, In Brugge, Sprited Away, any movie by Wes Anderson, Mine Vaganti, 500 Days of Summer, The Office, Fleabag, Freaks and Geeks
🎧 [Literally cannot decide]

and so on..

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Human experience

Teach, Learn, Share

We have nothing to lose and a world to see! 🌍🌎🌏

What I Can Share with Hosts

Friendly time, dynamic vibes, good company✨ -as much as I can be!
I'm an organized person and I believe I'm compatible in the activities. So I'm never a party killer, no worries!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Slovenia, Turkey

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