Pelin Gul

Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

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  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning French, German, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Research Assistant of Psychology
  • psychology (formal), listenning to mature and older peopl...
  • From Istanbul
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About Me


occupying gezi park and other public spaces, resisting, and fighting against authoritarian police basically chapulling.


A sneak peak at Pelin:

I seem to be an excited and a social person. I like going with the flow, and I wish everyone could, so that I'd be less frustrated. I don't like smart phones, credit cards, and techy things, but I'm also too coward to be a hippie. I take pleasure from all the typicalities and small strange habits of our society. I also have a natural drive for maintaining balance at all things, though emotions weight more when their effects are constructive... I can romantically love more than one person at the same time, and also love living in my small world.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I like meeting travellers or locals from all around the world, and listenning to their stories.


my studies, reading books, doing things in the nature, films, documentaries, playing the guitar (sometimes), drawing/painting (rarely), playing chess, swimming in the sea, doing sports (jogging, tennis, badminton, basketball) and competing in sports for fun.

Music, Movies, and Books

MUSIC: I like jazz, oriental, fusion, ethnic and global sounds.

BOOKS: Authors - Milan Kundera, Franz Kafka, Herman Hesse, Orhan Pamuk, Elif Safak, Nazim Hikmet, Ozdemif Asaf and Pablo Neruda.

I also enjoy reading psychology, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, politics, and travel stories/diaries.

MOVIES: I especially like existential and drama films from all parts of the world.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Getting caught in the tropical rain while swimming in the Caribbean together with my friend Yuka. It was absolutely beautiful and scary at the same time!

Teach, Learn, Share

I could give you lots of information about where to go and what to see, etc. if you are visiting Turkey, Netherlands, England or Canada, as I have lived and traveled in these countries extensively.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories, games, food, walks.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, England, Netherlands, Turkey

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