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  • 33 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Spanish, Turkish
  • 37, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • English teacher/Freelance writer
  • Journalism/ French lit/Teaching
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About Me

Merhaba! Amerıkalıyım, ama 12 yıl boyunca Fransa’da yaşadım. Şimdi İstanbul’um , 3.5 yıl dan beri yaşıyorum. Benim Türkçem mükemmel değil, ama umarım bu yolculuk sırasımda pratik yapabilirim!

Şimdi inglizce’de devam ediyorum cünkü her şey daha önce yazdım!

I consider myself a half-ass vegan, meaning I try to cook vegan but sometimes indulge in cheeses and desserts (so yes, I'm not really a vegan ;) I'm obsessed with Forro, a Brazilian couple dance. I can be quite opinionated about American (and other) politics. Like the good "Frenchwoman" I am, I love wine, but am more the connoisseur of beer (my dad's a truck driver and I'm from Ohio - my love affair with beer was written in the stars). I try to be stylish in my own way, but don't really like being fashionable, if I can help it. I can sometimes be goofy, and don't like when people take themselves too seriously or are self-important. I am someone who has a strong personality and is not afraid to tell people what I think (respectfully) and hope that they will return the favor. I am constantly looking to improve myself - in my relationships with others, in being willing to admit my mistakes and flaws. I know that there are so many things in the world that I don't know, so I am always open to learning, listening and studying.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have been on CS for about 10 years now and have infrequently travelled and hosted during that time.

The experiences I've had in CS have been absolultely memorable. I was able to travel and surf a bit in Romania and Hungary, and it was a wonderful experience. I travelled throughout Turkey (and couchsurfed!) for an entire month in August 2014 which is why I live here now! I have also couchsurfed in Liverpool, Evereux (France) and Valencia, Seville and Granada. I love talking learning about the culture and history of a country from people rather than a book.


Reading, music, Forro (Brazilian music), learning languages, cooking, helping others learn English, watching and reading historical fiction.

  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • dancing
  • wine
  • beer
  • vegetarian
  • partying
  • politics
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • teaching
  • freelancing
  • history
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

This list is old, will update soon :)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Office Space, Zoolander, the Boat the Rocked, Jeux d'Enfants
I'm from Barcelona, Phoenix, Tristan Prettyman, Tori Amos, Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, G Love and Special Sauce, Dandy Warhols, Tegan and Sara

Les misérables, Me talk pretty one day, blue like jazz, Pride and Prejudice, les Chansons spirituelles de Marguerite de Navarre

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I (generally) always travel solo. I love the challenge of mastering a city by myself.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm a good language teacher (French and English), and I am currently trying to work on my Turkish. It's definitely a work in progress, but I just passed the B2 level, so I'm hoping to work on my speaking and listening during this trip.

If we meet I can teach you how to dance Forro :)

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Spain, Turkey, United States

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