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  • 43 references 32 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning German, Spanish
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Project Manager
  • Istanbul Technical University
  • From Turkey
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About Me

Merhaba fellow adventurers and curious souls🎒
I’m Işıl, a chemist turned wanderer on an incredible journey of self-discovery. After spending 10 years working, I decided to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. With the onset of COVID, I made a choice: I quit my job, packed my bags, said goodbye to my dears and bought a one way ticket to South America 🌏🌏
Travelling has always been my passion, but this journey is about more than just exploring new destinations. It is about delving deep into the essence of who I am and pushing my limits. One way I’m doing this is through volunteer work, particularly on organic farms👩🏻‍🌾 by getting my hands dirty and connecting with the earth, I’ve been able to learn valuable lessons about sustainability, self sufficiency and the beauty of a simpler way of life ✌️

I love sharing stories about my journey and hearing about the adventurers. I approach each stay with gratitude and respect. I do my best to leave a positive impact wherever I go. 🧡

Let’s share our stories, exchange knowledge and create lasting memories together !!

Instagram: isildkc

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Who can deny the beauty when strangers open their hearts and homes to one another!
Here is not just a free place to stay! It’s a vibrant community of like-minded adventurers who share a common love for cultural exchange and the beauty of serendipitous encounters.
This platform helps me to be open-minded, adaptable and resilient. Let’s embark on a journey of connection, inspiration and endless possibilities!
See you on the road✌️🦋


  • photography
  • festivals
  • drinking
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • sports

Music, Movies, and Books

My music taste is really depend on my mood. I love jazz, blues, swing. I danced Lindyhop for 5 years. In the morning with coffee; I love to listen to jazz.. In the afternoon while cooking; country, indie, in the nights pop to get ready for the night :)

With pandemic, I guess everybody became a movie expert.. It is really hard to tell which movies you like but I might say "beetlejuice" has a different spot on my heart :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

After a long and slightly drunken evening in Istanbul, I fell asleep in the bar and got locked up. about 20 of my friends called me everywhere except the bar🤫

I danced the samba that I had no clue how and waved to the audience in my exaggerated costume to a samba school parade at the sambodrome area at the Rio Carnival, Brazil. LOL💃🏽

The rancher I volunteered for at his farm in Brazil dropped me off on his private plane to my destination. 😅😎I guess I was in the thin line between poverty and wealth🫣

The hobby of the other farm owner I volunteered at his farm was skydiving, he invited me and we jumped out of the plane together in Colombia ✈️☺️

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Turkey

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