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  • 3 references 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hindi; learning Turkish
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2016
  • Journalist
  • BA - Journalism
  • From New York City, NY, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

instagram @shivan_sarna

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Hey All, I moved from New York to Istanbul in March 2019 and would love to host and meet travelers. I myself backpacked across parts of North Africa, Europe and the Middle East and was absolutely struck by the hospitality I encountered from locals and want to give back to the community in this way.


  • walking
  • reading
  • live music
  • cycling
  • journalism
  • food

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbed the Great Wall of China. I had no expectations and it turned out to be the most breathtaking experience.

What I Can Share with Hosts

- I have a two bedroom apartment, so one bedroom is yours!
- I live in Kuzguncuk, Istanbul -- a fairytale neighborhood that's described as a village within a metropolis

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, China, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Lebanon, Macedonia, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, United States

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