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born in Istanbul, like to walk around aimlessly, like to eat and drink with friends..all others you'll get to know when you meet me.
I live alone but don't mind having guests from time to time, feel free to ask for a couch
father to a lovely daughter
Also you can check my Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.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:
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
to help people and to get to know their stories
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 aga" 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