Onur Ferhat

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning Catalan, Valencian, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • PhD student
  • I'm a master
  • From Bursa, Turkey
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About Me


I'm a graduate student in Barcelona. I've come here following my dreams and I'm still trying to see where my dreams will take me.


I try to give the control of my life to my emotions all the time. From small things such as my opinion about a song, to more important decisions such as moving to another country, everything in my life is decided by them. I believe the place where someone is born may not be where he/she belongs and the only way to find home is just searching, traveling. The lyrics of a Bjork song (Hunter) which fit here perfectly: "If travel is searching, and home what's been found, i'm not stopping." I'm pulled by my emotions, hopefully towards the place that I can call home. And I feel I'm getting closer to it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


After living the CS experience in the summer of 2008, I spread the idea and made many of my friends join CS too. I wrote an article about it for a university magazine, I even presented the idea during a class presentation. I'm always trying to find new ways of promoting the system.I'm also hosting, traveling, attending CS meetings as much as I can.


I've started CouchSurfing on our trip to Scandinavia with a friend. After 38 days full of the greatest experiences, I could not consider any other way of travelling. I also hosted/met many people while I was living in Istanbul, including some of the nice people who had hosted me in my previous journeys.


Cooking, eating, tea, wine, computers, yoga, music, movies

Music, Movies, and Books

Monsoon Wedding, My Sassy Girl, Noviembre, El Laberinto del Fauno, Los Amantes del Circulo Polar, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Science of Sleep, Como Agua Para Chocolate, Sin City ...

Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Bjork, Tame Impala, M83, The XX, The Black Keys, Esperanza Spalding, Camera Obscura, The Dead Weather, Nouvelle Vague, The Ditty Bops...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Letting a drug-dealer take me to the metro station at 5:00 a.m. in Los Angeles, living in Hollywood, climbing to the radio tower in our university to see the best view of Istanbul (although I'm afraid of height).

Teach, Learn, Share

I want to improve my Spanish & Catalan. I want to learn about the places that I'm planning to visit (right now Latin America and Iceland). I want to learn how to hitchhike (that is, I want to start doing it together with a more experienced friend).

I can teach many things about computers and the Internet. I can teach how to cook (which is actually quite similar to programming computers). I can be a good guide for Barcelona.

I can share almost anything I have.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, Turkey

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