Joel Ballarin

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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About Me




Always difficult to do so...


It's always changing, but change is a good thing.


food, gardening, all sorts of sports, music, outdoor activities, travelling, anthropology, history and culture (especially that of Italy as it's where my roots are from)

Music, Movies, and Books

I'm currently reading 'The Leopard' which I am enjoying. Books of other authors I rate are Paulo Coelho, Arundhati Roy, Victor hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Nikos Kazantzakis....
Music - all sorts of stuff from the Chili peppers to Beirut, Bela Bartok, Rino Gaetano, Bjork, Dusminguet, Radiohead, The Cat Empire, Pearl jam, Edith Piaf, Erkan Ogur, Otis Redding, Prem Joshua, Kronos quartet and various international sounds

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) - I've met all sorts of unique and bizarre people, learnt stuff about nature, myself and the world that wouldn't have happened any other way

Teach, Learn, Share

Cooking, food and gardening. Always happy to share and learn.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, France, Hungary, India, Nepal, Romania, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Italy, Turkey

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