Natalie Hideg

İstanbul, Turkey

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  • English teacher/Freelance writer
  • Journalism/ French lit/Teaching
  • From Cleveland, Ohio
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About Me


Keep moving


I've made the move to Istanbul after 11 long years in France. As I'm still getting acquainted with the city myself, I am not yet available to host, but will do soon as soon as I am more settled!

I teach English and do some freelance writing. I'm a vegetarian who generally votes democrat (but wishes there were more than just 2 realistic options, or at least, a democratic party with some balls). Like the good soon-to-be Frenchwoman I am, I do like 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 to improve my "culture generale," as they say.


In the end everything will be okay. If it's not okay, it's not the end.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have been on CS for about 7 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 for an entire month in August 2014 which is why I live here now! I love talking learning about the culture and history of a country from people rather than a book. I have also couchsurfed in Liverpool, Evereux (France) and Valencia, Seville and Granada.


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

Music, Movies, and Books

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, shit my dad says, the hunger games

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I 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), but I am currently trying to improve my Spanish and learn Turkish. I also love talking about American Politics, and can share my opinion.

Countries I’ve Visited

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

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Spain, Turkey, United States

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