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Ulas Keles

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Overview

  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning Chinese, German
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Software Engineer / Photographer
  • Masters
  • From Istanbul, Turkey
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

I am software engineer. I live in Chicago with my 2 roommates and we like to host couch surfers. I grew up in Istanbul and moved to Chicago couple of years ago for graduate school and stayed after. Personally, I would easy going, clean, respectful person. I like to explore. I am planning a visit to Tokyo and Taipei. If you have a couch for me I will keep you a good company during my visit.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

In the past I used couchsurfing to meet new people and make new friends. I live with 2 female roommates and we host couch surfers in my apartment in Chicago. Now I am planning to travel more often and looking for a couch during my visit to Japan (mostly Tokyo) and Taiwan (Taipei and east coast).

Interests

I play volleyball, soccer, billiards. I play whiffleball with my coworkers after work. I like taking photos with my SLR. I am interested in learning foreign languages; learning Mandarin lately. I like the soundtracks of the film Tron. I like experiencing new things, places, people. I love sushi. I know how to make sushi. I cook too. I'll cook for you too. I love biking around the lake and bike to work. I enjoy hiking and camping.

Music, Movies & Books

Some of the movies I like: Snatch, Tron, Big Lebowski, Sin City, Spirited Away...
Music: Calvin Harris, Duman, Yoshida Brothers, Parov Stelar, Polish Ambassador, Electronica...
Book: I'm reading A Geek in Japan, lately.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I was here http://goo.gl/T3iFC. It is in St Maarten in Caribbean. Let a boeing jet fly just over you when you are sunbathing. Go there.

You know that song return to innocence by enigma. Taiwanese aboriginals sing in the background. I have listened to that live in the mountains. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk_sAHh9s08

Countries I've Visited

Japan, Mexico, Saint Lucia, Taiwan

Countries I've Lived In

Turkey, United States

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