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  • 38 References 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning Spanish
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Chef
  • University
  • From New York, Istanbul, Montreal.
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About Me


Make the World Appreciate Good Food One Person At a Time.


I am a chef and a NLP Master living in Istanbul. Although, I have lived in many parts of the world from New York to Buenos Aires, I have chosen Istanbul to be my home. This is where continents meet and cultures merge and in this magical city there are always places to discover, secret little corners where amazing food or experiences can be found.

I would love to be your guide in Istanbul, show you places only a few locals know, make you taste foods that would delight you. All you have to do is bring you friendship and good conversation.


“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Rumi

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Sharing experiences, immersing in culinary delights, showing my Istanbul to you. Although, I have no place for an extra bed for you to stay the night, there is great conversation and food always at my table.


I love meeting new people. They are the doorways to new worlds where everyone has a story. It is through sharing these stories we become friends. Friends who
bring and share a new perspective, vision or idea is what makes couchsurfing so wonderful.

I am a curious soul, learning and growing with each new day and experience. For me, joy, laughter is always a great recipe for happiness. So I come to share my own story and listen to yours, laugh together with joy, smile as our experience unfolds.


Yoga, Cooking, Photography, Sports, Working out, Scuba Diving, Motorcycles, NLP, Art, Architecture.

  • arts
  • architecture
  • photography
  • tango
  • dining
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • wine
  • coffee
  • yoga
  • working out
  • motorcycles
  • music
  • scuba diving
  • sports
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Kahlil Gibran, Rumi.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Trips across Europe on a motorcycles, back packing across South America, safari in Africa, diving with sharks in Galagapos.

Seen all the great waterfalls, Niagra, Igausu Falls and Victoria Falls.

What is your next big adventure ?

Teach, Learn, Share

How about we cook together while I show you some of my favorite recipes. May be we open a good bottle of wine and I will tell you its story.

In the morning, we can roll out or yoga mats and practice some yoga on my terrace. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on an afternoon along with some good conversation.

Perhaps, we can do tango if you know a few steps or two or we just sit back and listen to some good music instead.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Turkey, United States

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