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  • 87 References 59 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Bosnian, Croatian, English, German, Turkish
  • 40, Other
  • Member since 2007
  • All around useless person. One of those who can't.
  • University graduate. Multiple parents. Sixteen years of p...
  • From Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
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About Me


Learn to be less afraid. Push the limits of my comfort zone. Learn self-defense.


We are two flatmates who are more like brother and sister.

Zoe: I love people. That is the first thing. It is not always easy for me to communicate.
I ramble, a LOT - fair warning. However, as long as you don't expect me to ask questions, you have an insanely curious listener.

Turks believe the only way to know a person is to invite them to your home, and I heartily subscribe to this idea. :D

I love FINLAND because most Finns are not afraid of silences; and the Balkans, because of everything. Sarajevo is my love ::-)

Nerkez: I am into international relations, peacebuilding, a more green lifestyle and expanding my horizons. I am new to Couchsurfing but am a frequent traveler and so look forward to experiencing more of it. Since I grew up in 3 countries, I am a little bit Bosnian, a little bit Croatian and a little bit German.



If ignorance is bliss, slap the grin off my face.

The best things in life cannot be measured against financial gain.

Turkish proverb: Do a good deed, and throw it into the sea. If the fish won't appreciate it, the Creator will.

Accipere quam facere praestat injuriam - It is better to suffer an injustice than to do an injustice

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host whenever possible, and join meets if it is not too scary at that moment.


The very best, even with some sour apples :)

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Pretty much anything. As long as you want to share, I will enjoy it : )

Music, Movies, and Books

Science Fiction and Fantasy in all three.

There are some songs that get me each time... A cross section would be like
As I Sat Sadly By Her Side (Nick Cave)
Belle (Garou, Lavoie, Fiori)
Keine Lust (Rammstein)
Hold On (Tom Waits)
Loverman (Metallica)
Jos Sa Tahdot Niin (Samuli Edelmann & Jippu)
Karlı Kayın Ormanı (Zülfü Livaneli)
Salve Regina

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

There is not this one AMAZING thing that I have done, but life is full of amazing moments. People are amazing, in both good and bad ways, the world is amazing - and whatever they say, it's magical to walk a summer evening drunk on honeysuckle scent on the wind.

Teach, Learn, Share

LOL very open to learning but not up to speed on teaching : ) I want to learn self-defense and yoga. If you could teach me something (a move or two) about either, you'd have my unending gratitude. Massage is another thing I am learning and practising, so if you know any technique to share, that would really make my day : )

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Croatia, Germany

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Netherlands, Turkey

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