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Güner Celik

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 4 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning German, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • DJ, Analyst, Researcher, Guitarist, ...
  • Ph.D., M.S. @ MIT, B.Sc. @ METU
  • From Boston, London, Istanbul, Ankara
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Satisfying my curiosity by traveling, meeting new people, and seeing new places

ABOUT ME

I've been in San Fran for 2 years after living in Boston for the last 7 years. San Francisco and the Bay Area in general has A LOT to offer, come check it out!

I'm outgoing, funny, and smart. I enjoy meeting new people, traveling, discovering and learning about new ideas and new cultures, trying new activities and spontaneity in life. My interests include friends, eating, drinking, DJing, playing the guitar, the gym, dancing, and puppies.

For work, I develop Mathematical Models, prediction and Machine Learning algorithms for the cloud computing platform of one of the largest high tech companies. I hold a Ph.D. degree from MIT EECS Dept. and I love the process of learning new ideas, and new ways of thinking every day.

PHILOSOPHY

If you don't believe in any kind of magic or mystery, you're basically as good as dead(~Einstein). But if there's any magic in this world, it must be in the attempt of understanding someone else, sharing something. ~Before Sunrise

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I can host fellow travelers in my new home in San Francisco. It's in the perfect location, right near the Bay, near the best cocktail bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

I can take you out to a nice bar for a drink, to a scenic walk by the Bay, to a fun night club, or to a Salsa/Tango dancing place.

I can play some of my songs with my guitar or teach you some fun dance moves :).

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted and met with fellow couchsurfers in San Francisco and Boston, Beijing, Shanghai, Brazil, England, and Mexico.

Interests

I enjoy meeting new people, traveling, discovering and learning about new ideas and new cultures, trying new activities and spontaneity in life. My interests include friends, eating, drinking, playing the guitar, the gym, dancing, and puppies.

Music, Movies & Books

Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Before Sunrise, Im Juli, Motorcycle Diaries

War and Peace, The Kite Runner, Crime and Punishment, The Dispossessed

Daily Show w Jon Stewart, Late Late Show w Craig Ferguson, How I Met Your Mother, Arrested Development, Boston Celtics!

I enjoy listening to any genre that sounds good to my ear, but have a special place for The Rolling Stones, Buena Vista Social Club, The Beatles, David Guetta, The Prodigy, Bajofondo, Guns N' Roses, Bach, Loreena McKennitt, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Seitkaliye...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I loved it when I delved into Beijing without a guide, phone, friend, nobody, and the excitement of not even having a clue about the local language or the alphabet. Intuition goes a long way!

Teach, Learn, Share

It would be interesting to learn about your travel experiences throughout the world, life changing moments, or great adventures. Would be cool to learn your favorite dance moves :). Oh and I would love to learn Spanish from you, even though it may be a word or two.

I can do a mini DJ performance to you. I can teach you Salsa, Argentine Tango and may be some tunes in guitar. Tango is hard but catching the rhythm and letting your body flow with the music is possible in a single night with a good teacher!

What I Can Share With Hosts

First of all a smile and a big hug :). Then, a couch or an airmatress in the best part of San Francisco. And perhaps a new friend to explore the city with!

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, China, Mexico, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

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