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  • 5 references 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning Italian
  • 43, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Translator-Interpreter
  • MA in Language Teaching
  • From Turkey
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About Me

I have a constant curiosity for learning therefore I have been travelling since childhood. Love meeting new people, learning new languages,dances and cuisines. Although I am a backpacker, I have a passion fo travelling the world on a motorbike. Let's wait and see :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Of course for meeting lots of different and interesting people from different countries and cities. You understand other people and locals better when you live with them in the same environment. Also it is always so good to help people


My biggest ambition is backpacking to see all the countries in the world and volunteering to help the Earth.

  • cooking
  • yoga
  • traveling
  • jazz
  • blues
  • backpacking
  • volunteering
  • solo travel
  • cinema
  • trekking
  • volcanoes
  • motorcycle riding

Music, Movies, and Books

Jazz,blues and rock. Robert Cray, B.B. King, Beth Hart
The Hours, Bab-ı Aziz, Anthony Bourdaine's Food Travels, all films of Lars Von Trier,
Philosophy Books

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

As a child I have always dreamt of listening to the sound of a jungle sitting on a branch during a heavy rain. In order to realize this, I volunteered in The Peruvian Amazon,in Manu,. For 40 days , I observed macaws, butterflies, trees, soil. Slept in a hut without a door in the middle of the jungle with lots of mosquitos, cockroaches, botflies, snakes, monkeys, bats and other wild animals etc. Without electricity,internet or technology I kinda got an idea of how Shamans live and feel :)

Teach, Learn, Share

We learn while teaching and teach while learning. So this is a never-ending story. When couchsurfing, everyone has something either to teach, learn or share. This is awesome.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my travelling and volunteering experiences. Don't worry I am not a boring traveller or a speaker. (At least people have never called me boring :) ) I can cook for my hosts as I have learned quite a few different dishes while travelling .

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Jamaica, Kosovo, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom

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