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  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Azerbaijani, English, Persian (Farsi), Turkish; learning French
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • English Teacher
  • M.A
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 80% complete

About Me

It's a year I've been living in Istanbul. After completing university in England I decided to come Turkey and live here. For now I am an English teacher in one of the Anatolian High schools. I work full time, means I m out till evening on weekdays. About my characteristics, I'm friendly, hardworking, multi-skill and autonomous, however, sometimes I can be workaholic.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Once I read a book called 'My life without money'. It's about a 63-year old German woman, has lived without money for the last ten years. Simply she set up a 'Swapping Circle' where people swap services without using money, for example, a haircut for a mathematics class . To prove that this could work she decided to give up using money for a year. But when the year ended she continued and has not used money since then. Nearly same thing happening in here, Couchsurfing.
It's a great idea to share with other people. By sharing we learn how to respect others.


I am a professional swimmer. I am interested in any water sports. A balance of outdoor activities like running, cycling, hiking in sunny days and indoor activities such as calligraphy, reading novels with a nice cup of tea near the window in rainy and cloudy days is my type.

I believe in hollow silence at least 10 minute a day whether the name is yoga, meditation or simply just silence especially evening time.

  • books
  • dining
  • yoga
  • running
  • meditation
  • gardening
  • reading
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sports
  • swimming
  • calligraphy
  • teaching
  • mathematics

Music, Movies, and Books

It totally depends on my mood. In general, I prefer materials which are mind-challenging and not mind-numbing.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Being out of my comfort zone and having a chance to go beyond the limits.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am multi-lingual postgraduate. I can share my language skills, how to swim in a professional level and calligraphy. what I like to learn; to improve my French language and learn more about gardening.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A hospitality which is special for Iranian people. If I have time, I like to offer some Iranian food too. But no promise!

Countries I’ve Visited

England, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

England, Iran, Turkey

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