Oly Cem

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Oly Cem

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

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Overview

  • 10 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning Chinese, Kurmanji Kurdish, Spanish
  • 30, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • Freelance writer
  • Life
  • From Raised in London with Anatolian roots
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About Me

'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

Food sovereignty
Slow-food cooking
Marathon running
Long hikes through the hills
Wandering in the forest
Storytelling
Balkan ska
Sitting around a bonfire

  • poetry
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • folk dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • marathon
  • running
  • hiking
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and 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 Orientalist
Papillon
The God of Small Things
White Tiger
Shantaram
Born to Run

Music:
Balkan Beat Box
Laco Tayfa
Cat Empire
Global Drum Project
Maribou
Mercan Dede
Thievery Corporation
Massive Attack
Archive
Tricky
Fat Freddy's Drop
Gramatik
Ibrahim Maalouf

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Watching sunrise on Mount Nemrut!
Taking part in Newroz in Kurdistan
Hid in a bus toilet to reach Tibet

Teach, Learn, Share

Transylvanian folk dancing
Halay

What I Can Share with Hosts

My life story, humour, lyrics, poems

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Panama, 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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