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Oly Cem

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Turkish
  • 29, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • Making puns, sharing life experience...
  • Try your hardest
  • From Raised in London, with Eastern roots
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Be surprised

ABOUT ME

Resourceful, listener, inquisitive
Tennis!!!

PHILOSOPHY

'Beauty will save the world'

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surf mainly but host from time-to-time

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hong Kong
Philippines
China
Turkey

Interests

Photography
Tennis
Marathon running
Any racket sports
Sharing tales of life
Balkan & Gypsy music

Music, Movies & Books

Films:
Turtles Can Fly
Drunken Horses
Baraka
Kundun
Wonderful Town
The Science of Sleep
Cinema Paradiso
The Best of Youth

Books:
Princes Amongst Men
The Life of Pi
Papillon
The God of Small Things
White Tiger
Shantaram
Born to Run

Music;
Balkan Beat Box
Laco Tayfa
Cat Empire
Global Drum Project
Prem Joshua
Mercan Dede
Thievery Corporation
Massive Attack
Archive
Tricky
Claude Challe
Fat Freddy's Drop
Gramatik
Ibrahim Maalouf

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Watching sunrise on Mount Nemrut!
Taking part in Newroz in Kurdistan
Witnessing & photographing civil resistance in Istanbul
Tibetans prostrating along mountain pilgrimage route

Teach, Learn, Share

Romany culture
Minority culture in Turkey
Freelance writing tips
ESL Teaching
Tennis coaching
Photography spots in Beijing & Istanbul

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China, Netherlands, New Zealand, Turkey, United Kingdom

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