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  • 59 References 31 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning French
  • 32, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • Teacher of English & Flight Attandent
  • university
  • From Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
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From now on WE (ismail & Zahide) have a home and life to share with each other. So every guest is our guest together. Our marriage is our gift to make our dreams come true together. It is the same for CS too.

Individualized messages and request are more sinceere. We are not into copy-paste requests. Details in 'home' section.

We suggest reading details about our place and check it on the map as we live nearly 30 km off the city center. But using transportation is OK.

When it comes to introduce ourselves

It is Smile speaking:
Everybody calls me SMILE as I do it most of the time :) after a month of constant travels in my interrail tour in Europe and Balkans for the last two years, I m now like a man of wisdom about travelling and will go on travelling more in future.

It is Zahide speaking:
I'm a cyclist guys. I have very long stories about cycling trip. Also I really would like to iste your stories. My trips; 2013 summer- capadocia, 2014 summer-Iran, in 2015 7 months from Edirne to Shanghai. Last one was my biggest trip. And then I turned back to my country. I am working for an airline company now in Istanbul as a flight attendant. I still explore the world with my love..

PS: Don't miss "home" part in our profile.

the most important of all is making new friends and learning new cultures, and many other things. "Happiness is only real when shared"


The core of man's spirit comes from new experiences.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


when I was a teacher in van, a south-eastern city near the iranian border of turkey, I met a guy in the same building. he told me about the CS project and he introduced me the United Nations in his flat :)) there were nearly 7 CS surfers from 5 different nationalities :)) it was really good and I started hosting people and revive the CS spirit...


I hosted many people in the city Van, and my hometown kayseri. After all I used Couchsurfing in my Interrail Tour 2012. It was about 34 days and I surfed many people and made many new friends


Besiktas Football Club (BJK), outdoor sports, playstation, football, meeting new people, Ultimate frisbee, Guitar, Illusions

  • traveling
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • fishing
  • camping
  • nature
  • ultimate frisbee
  • bicycle
  • countries
  • drinks
  • brewing
  • playstation
  • planes
  • drinking beer
  • flight
  • beşiktaş

Music, Movies, and Books

Into The Wild (awesome)

acoustic, soft sounds especially relieving camping music

Orhan Pamuk - Museum of innocence (book)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Smile ate some caterpillars, snake and hedgehog
- Smile toured in Europe by Interrail and Balkans by Hitchhiking
- Smile Camped on an island for 10 days

-Zaida cycled from Edirne (Western point in Turkey) to Shanghai
-Zaida worked in Puerto Rico during WAT
- Zaida cycled across Iran
- Zaida flies across the world

Teach, Learn, Share

Smile can teach Some simple tricks with coins, camping ideas and places, Turkish expressions and Turkish traditions and also all about teaching stuff :)))

Zaida can teach you how to prepare for a bicycle tour, routes for Turkey and Asia. She can also teach how to cook some Turkish food

What I Can Share with Hosts

travelling stories and future dreams

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, Uzbekistan

Countries I’ve Lived In

Puerto Rico, Turkey

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