Leyla Mahir

Kayseri, Kayseri, Turkey

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  • Fluent in Azerbaijani, English, Russian; learning Turkish
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • University Professor
  • PhD
  • From Azerbaijan
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About Me


Eternal Traveller


Hi !
My name is Leyla and I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature of Erciyes University. This is my fourth year in Kayseri, Turkey. I got my PhD in Foreign Language Education in the US and had been living there for 7 years prior to moving to Turkey.
My husband is Cherkess (Kabardey). Our son was born in Turkey! I am passionately curious and very talkative. Cooking and traveling are two main obsessions of mine!


Leave the world better than you found it and always pass it forward.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Surfing, hosting, meet ups, activities, traveling tips.


Mersin, Cappadocia, Izmir, Gaziantep, Ankara and Minneapolis so far.


Traveling, languages, dancing, cooking, reading, teaching.

Music, Movies, and Books

The Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, The Intouchables, The Lives of Others, The Prestige, A Beautiful Mind, Slumdog Millionaire, Shutter Island, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Oh where do I start? :)
I have been to 16 US States.
I am a citizen of Azerbaijan; my husband is Russian citizen; we met while I was studying in US; We got married in the country of Georgia, and our son was born in Turkey! Pretty amazing, huh?

Teach, Learn, Share

You can learn something from virtually everyone.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Russian Federation, Slovakia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Georgia, Turkey, United States

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