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I'm 23 but have the heart of a 56 year old, studied in New York, studied in Berlin, worked in Izmir as an English teacher, studied in Ankara, moving back to Berlin soon.
Most people like me. I like most people. I don't like Nazis. I talk a lot.
I've been Couchsurfing for 4 years, it's changed a lot. But I believe the people on this site keep the spirit alive, actually caring about their guests/hosts, wanting to meet new people not just to get to know new 'cultures' but to get to know new, interesting, individual persons.
My life has changed from Couchsurfing, 75% of my friends I either gained directly or indirectly on two continents, and I'm always up for a beer or a water or a gazoz and a talk and a meal and a walk around the city, wherever it may be, as host or as traveler.
"Wohin wollen Sie gehen?"
"Dorthin, wo man mir sagt: 'Du bist Gast hier' und ich antworten kann: "Ja gerne!"
Kein Mensch is(s)t illegal. Refugees are welcome!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Berlin. Montréal. Wien. Budapest. Rostock. Baile Átha Cliath. Lisboa.
İstanbul. Ankara. Samsun. Trabzon. Erzurum. Gaziantep. Antakya.
İzmir. Αθήνα. Eskişehir.
Things I've discovered through Couchsurfing:
Other people are so much cooler than me.
I can't play basketball.
Put something on top of fries and it will taste good.
Nobody makes strawberries like Québec.
Always have an umbrella.
Addresses don't always exist.
Vienna has much better Mexican food than Berlin.
Wearing shoes with holes in them is not smart in Dublin.
I ride my bike when it's not stolen.
I make stencils and spray t-shirts and other stuff.
I cook 5 different meals. (which can be modified with either salça or krema)
I write poems and short stories.
I translate articles for a magazine (renk. Magazin).
- mexican food
Music, Movies, and Books
Right now really into Berliner Schule and old Turkish movies. Huge fan of Thomas Arslan and Fatih Akin. Sarmaşık.
Currently very big into German hip hop, but I listen to anything, really. Not too much pop, though.
Brecht is the best, but I also love Emine Sevgi Özdamar and Selim Özdogan
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Interpreted during an interview between a journalist friend of mine and the Cumhuriyet Ankara Bureau Chief Erdem Gül who is like a hero to me and getting to meet and discuss politics with him.
Teach, Learn, Share
I know a lot about languages/linguistics, and love talking politics and about sociological stuff as well.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, Turkey, United States