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Oly Cem

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

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  • 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
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About Me


Be surprised


Resourceful, listener, inquisitive Tennis!!!


'Beauty will save the world'

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Surf mainly but host from time-to-time


Hong Kong Philippines China Turkey


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, Plurinational State of, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Lao People's Democratic Republic, 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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