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  • 151 references 104 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Turkish; learning Polish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • procrastination
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About Me

born in Istanbul but moved to Poland (April 2021), like to walk around aimlessly, like to eat and drink with friends..all others you'll get to know when you meet me.

father to a lovely daughter

Also you can check my Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/tarikselbes

By the way if you're a chess enthusiast, I'm a FIDE Master (FM) in chess. You can find me on Lichess, don't hesitate to add me there:

Oh and if you somehow happen to look for a chess coach by the way you can visit my coaching profiles on Lichess or Cochess :) Well since you're a couchsurfer you can even ask for one hour free lesson, who knows?



Why I’m on Couchsurfing

to help people and to get to know their stories


  • culture
  • literature
  • chess
  • music
  • history
  • philosophy
  • physics
  • cinema
  • cuisine

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: All those Russians like Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Gogol, Pushkin, Turgeniev..; Kafka, Marquez, Kundera, Proust, Boell, Eco, Calvino, Kadare, Gombrowicz, Pekic and others..

Music: pink floyd, the doors, caravan, led zeppelin, morphine, jethro tull,love, the kinks, almost all prog-rock and psychedelic rock groups, asia minor, time, klan, majke, slint, grunge, jazz, blues, fusion,bach-composers from romantic era incl. beethoven, shostakovich, prokofiev, portishead, massive attack and radiohead as well

and above all my friend Murat:


or in short:


Movies: all films by ingmar bergman and woody allen, stalker, solyaris, offret, zerkalo,ivan's childhood (yeah pretty much tarkovsky), blowup, a bout de suffle, norstein, from turkish cinema "zugurt agŸa" and "yol" are two of my favourites..

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

stopped drinking milk at the age of 2. tea is far better!

Teach, Learn, Share

Lessons I can give: how to make a turkish coffee or some simple meal from turkish couisine, basic turkish, intro to belly dancing, some folk dances, how to play backgammon like a turkish guy, anything which happens that you always wanted to learn and by luck i know. no i can't teach you how to ride a camel sorry :p

I am interested in learning practically anything.

What I Can Share with Hosts

showing around (most probably but not for sure), lots of tea/coffee and conversation.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Poland, Turkey

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