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I think Im a "why not" person! Travelling? Foreign languages? Photography? Swing Dance? Building a voluntary organisation? Working for giantic companies? etc.. Whenever I got these kind of challending questions, I just say..." Why not? " and enjoyed the ride & results...even if I fail, who cares! at least I can say - I tried! - :) who is perfect afterall? :))
Wht Im doin with my life?
Simply "enjoying & getting the most" of every single second! Sounds may be cliche but yes, our times are limited and "Im not living like Im an immortal dude" :)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I become a member of Cs on 2009 and my aim was just "improving my english" by reading group posts :) during this era visited many great places arround the world,experienced to beign "local" on abroad,had great friendships,hosted travellers and companied them while their stay to here, and sooo on...
Cs helped me out to make a bridge btw cultures & simply it brought me great friends...It's just priceless
I just launched a project www.istanbulgreeters.com for travellers & our kids who r in needs of any kind of helps...
Also this s my personal portfolio,
in short - swing dance, photography, travelling, tennis & languages...
Music, Movies, and Books
Writers: Nazım Hikmet - Can Yücel - Yaşar Kemal - Can Dündar - Zülfü Livaneli - Buket Uzuner - Amin Maalouf - Jean Christopher Grange - Dan Brown - etc...
Movies: Duvara Karşı - The Shawshank Redemptiıon - 12 Angry Men - Inception - Interstealler - Eşkiya - Babam ve Oğlum - District9 - etc...
mmm better to cut the list here :D otherwise its gonna be soo long
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Getting completely drunk and letting my host to drive a car in the middle of the night in Iran was pretty crazy! ( Alcohol is strictly forbidden out there! )
Climbing the castle of Hasan Sabbah ( Alamut / Iran ) was outstanding...
Meeting with random people at the train stations and streets of Greece and speaking "Istanbuller Turkish" with them...Withnessing their sincere feelings and longings about the past...1950's of Istanbul...It was amazing to get to know our "Real/Great" neighbours who introduced as an enemy at the next door by politicians...
and more and more stories I had expetienced...Without Cs, that could be impossible and I think the most amazing this I ve done is joining "Couchsurding"...not jokin :)
Teach, Learn, Share
If I were able to live my life anew,
In the next I would try to commit more errors.
I would not try to be so perfect, I would relax more.
I would be more foolish than I've been,
In fact, I would take few things seriously.
I would be less hygienic.
I would run more risks,
take more vacations,
contemplate more sunsets,
climb more mountains, swim more rivers.
I would go to more places where I've never been,
I would eat more ice cream and fewer beans,
I would have more real problems and less imaginary ones.
I was one of those people that lived sensibly
and prolifically each minute of his life;
Of course I had moments of happiness.
If I could go back I would try
to have only good moments.
Because if you didn't know, of that is life made:
only of moments; Don't lose the now.
I was one of those that never
went anywhere without a thermometer,
a hot-water bottle,
an umbrella, and a parachute;
If I could live again, I would travel lighter.
If I could live again,
I would begin to walk barefoot from the beginning of spring
and I would continue barefoot until autumn ends.
I would take more cart rides,
contemplate more dawns,
and play with more children,
If I had another life ahead of me.
But already you see, I am 85,
and I know that I am dying.
Jorge Luis Borges
What I Can Share with Hosts
My time :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Lebanon, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine
Countries I’ve Lived In