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~~~ ABOUT ME ~~~
I just opened my own business, I have to admit that I spend there most of my time, I have a small fish restaurant where I serve fish soup, fish in bread, fish patties and also fishballs. It is a family business, my step father is a cook and my uncle is a fisherman, plus my efforts and knowledge, we gotta beautiful place to work in. And the prices very reasonable. Its name is Duru Balık, got a profile on Facebook & Instagram.. By the way, this is not an advertisement, it is just to clarify what I do for the last 3 months. My guests or visitors do not have to come and eat and pay, they should have the Cs spirit and visit me to say hi and have Turkish tea with me :)
My House & Workplace are on Atatürk St which is the heart of the city, 5 min to everyhere. I have also lots of free time to show you around, give you info about attractions, tours or whatever. I have been living in Bodrum for 35 years, only 8 years in overseas. I am full Local and give you the right info you need with pleasure. I spend my free time by swimming mostly, I love to be at sea, I am a diver and a hunter, I fish a lot too. Underwater is a big my part of life.. But I love to go out, meet with friends, drink&chat&dance&eat&haveFun :) Bodrum is beautiful anyway :)
Anybody can come or call in any EMERGENCY situation. My no is +90 554 886 48 68. I have whatsap.
But if You Wanna Be Hosted, PLEASE READ COUCH RULES b4 sending a request.
~~~ PHILOSOPHY ~~~
Life is short, rhythm is vital...
Enjoy the moment.
~~~ REFERENCES ~~~
I have quite many Positive ones but now I have 2 negative ones also, yuppi..
There are always rotten fruits in a fruit basket, so it is upto you about what to think or believe about me. I just hope my future guests will not have prejudgement and be cool. Because I didn't deserve those 2 bloody refs, those people were rude, they used me and took advantage of my house and location. And I Swear to ALLAH, I never harassed anyone. I have Cs friends who have witnessed everything, I got proof, but I can't complain anywhere, nobody will help..So as I said, it is upto you what to decide. For Male or Female, my house is safe.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I used to spend all my time with Cs Community while I was in Moscow, but back home, trying to develop CouchSurfing in my small town by organising events and city trips..
~~~ HOSTED ~~~
2016 July - 4 days, Angel / Türkiye
2016 July - 4 days, Büşra Ballı / Türkiye
2016 July - 7 days, Jill Nell, Paris / France
2016 July - 8 days, Berfan İneci, İstanbul / Türkiye
2016 July - 2 days, Nick Halden, Kayseri / Türkiye
2016 July - 3 days, Rıdvan İneci & Onur Kasırga, İstanbul / Türkiye
2016 June - 2 days, Buğrahan Uzunca, Eskişehir / Türkiye
2016 May - 3 days, Jack Jesse Frobisher, Johannesburg / South Africa
2016 May - 1 day, Mahmoud, Amman / Jordan
2016 April - 4 days, Rıdvan İneci, İstanbul / Türkiye
2016 April - 3 days, Bekir Aksoy, İstanbul / Türkiye
2016 April - 1 day, Erasmus Students 5 pax / Eskişehir
2016 April - 6 days, Marie Lyse Cariou, Quimper / France
2016 March - 3 days, Scott Jarman, Colorado / Usa
2015 - 15 days, Rose Kowalska, Warsaw / Poland
2015 - 1 day, Nazif Değirmenci, İstanbul / Turkey
2015 - 3 days, JoyDai. YewTe / Singapore
2015 - 3 days, Sarah & Lisa. Balıkesir / Türkiye - Usa
2014 - 5 days, Ricardo Paulino & Maria Maya. Portalegre / Portugal
2014 - 2 days, Monib Sabet, Tehran / Iran
2013 - 2 days, Alice Ticli, Riposto / Italy
2013 - 2 days, Carmine Cristarella, Adelaide / Australia
2012 - 1 week, Abbas Yolcu, Tehran / İran
2012 - 4 days, Allison Hendrix, California / United States
2012 - 2 days, Jakub Trembecky, Sofia / Bulgaria
2012 - 2 days , Melike Çömlek, İstanbul / Türkiye
2012 - 2 days, Mavikelebek, Hamburg / Germany
2012 - 1 day, Anita Mowczan, Walcz / Poland
2011 - 2 days, İgor Bilik, Bratislava / Slovakia
2011 - 3 days, limonlu, İstanbul / Türkiye
2011 - 2 days, Martin Ritter, Freiburg / Germany
2011 - 2 days, Ozan Bullet, Antalya / Türkiye
2011 - 2 days, Cornelia Lehmann, Jena / Germany
2010 - 1 week, Bora Erdinç, Berlin / Germany
2010 - 2 days, Melike Sultan, İstanbul / Türkiye
2010 - 2 days, Jeroen Schoenmaeckers, Antwerp / Belgium
2008 - 1 day, Gjerulf Noddeland, Stavanger / Norway
~~~ SURFED ~~~
2012 - 4 days, İlker Keşkek, İstanbul / Türkiye
2009 - 2 weeks, THYTHIA, Moscow / Russia
2009 - 1 week, Bora Erdinç, Moscow / Russia
2009 - 2 weeks, Katya Campbell, Moscow / Russia
2008 - 4 days, Anna Burkhanova, Moscow / Russia
2008 - 5 weeks, Dmirty Sivenkoy, Moscow / Russia
2008 - 2 days, Serkan Üstündağ, Moscow / Russia
2008 - 4 days, Çağrı Eralp, Moscow / Russia
~~ MY EVENTS İN TÜRKİYE ~~
2013 Jun – Bodrum Meeting – 17 people – Bodrum / Türkiye
2013 May – Bodrum Meeting – 14 people – Bodrum / Türkiye
2012 Oct – Farewell to Akın House Party – 29 people – İstanbul / Türkiye
2012 Aug - Diving & Fishing Trip Vol 3 – 6 people – Bodrum / Türkiye
2012 Jul - Diving & Fishing Trip Vol 2 – 5 people – Bodrum / Türkiye
2012 Jun – Diving & Fishing Trip Vol 1 – 6 people – Bodrum / Türkiye
2011 Aug - Bodrum Regular Meeting Vol 4 – 21 people – Bodrum / Türkiye
2011 Aug - Bodrum Regular Meeting Vol 3 – 13 people – Bodrum / Türkiye
2011 Jul – Bodrum Regular Meeting Vol 2 – 15 people – Bodrum / Türkiye
2011 Jun – Bodrum Regular Meeting Vol 1 – 14 people – Bodrum / Türkiye
2011 Jun – Meeting & Gathering – 16 people – Bodrum / Türkiye
2011 Jun – Clubbing Night – 7 people – Bodrum / Türkiye
Events I created and/or with my friend Dimitry Svenkov who is in Heaven Now...
2009 Feb – Spanish Culture Dive – 40 people – Moscow / Russia
2009 Feb – Rock N Roll Theme Party – 40 people - Moscow / Russia
2009 Feb – Turkish Culture Dive – 50 people - Moscow / Russia
2009 Feb – Clubbing Vol 3 – 19 people - Moscow / Russia
2009 Jan – Clubbing Vol 2 – 14 people - Moscow / Russia
2009 Jan – Clubbing Vol 1 – 12 people - Moscow / Russia
2009 Jan (2nights) – Country House Wild Cs Party – 55 people - Moscow / Russia
2008 Dec – Banya Session Vol 7 – 22 people - Moscow / Russia
2008 Nov – Banya Session Vol 6 – 24 people - Moscow / Russia
2008 Nov – Banya Session Vol 5 – 22 people - Moscow / Russia
2008 Oct – Banya Session Vol 4 – 20 people - Moscow / Russia
Mostly hosting right now and also organising events in my town for gathering different nationalities and cultures together.
Soon to be updated..
Online: You can reach my facebook profile: Tc Akın Duru Tc ...
Or My Business Page or facebook profile : Duru Balık ..
I like to listen variety of music, from Pink Floyd to Metallica, Sade to Dj Tiesto, I got 3 TB music, all ranges.. But I am mostly into trance music..
I have been doing jigsaw puzzles since I was a kid, thanks to my mom who provided me great skills, in my life and in the puzzle world..I do very often, but more I buy, more I do, and it becomes an obsession then addiction applies, coz I love it so much :)
1.000 pieces take only half a day to complete, but I would prefer to enjoy every small peace of it, so I buy bigger numbers of pieces, 3.000 mostly.
The biggest one I made was 4.000 pieces and took 3 and a half months to complete.
Diving: It is my biggest hobby which I do so often, sometimes I go for a simple swim, sometimes for exploring the beauty of underwater world..
That's all for now :)
- scuba diving
- study abroad
Music, Movies, and Books
WatchDogs, PayDay 2, Far Cry Series, Hitman Series, Wolfteam..
Dj Tiesto, Ozora Sets, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Simon & Garfunkel..
Books & Writers:
Angels & Demons, Watchers, Dan Brown Series, Aziz Nesin, Yılmaz Özdil..
Movies & Shows:
Forest Gump, Spartacus
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
If we are alive and know the meaning of happiness, then we already discovered the most amazing thing on earth. Because life is unbelievable beautiful, you just gotta open your eyes and see it...
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Greece, Malaysia, Russian Federation, Singapore, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Russian Federation, Turkey