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  • 13 References 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 21, Female
  • Member since 2016
  • Student
  • Faculty of Law
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About Me


Hi i'm İlayda from Turkey, Ankara. This year i will be an erasmus student in Bologna/ITALY. During my exchange period i would like to travel and meet with new cultures. ( Edit: I am close to finish my erasmus season, i traveled a lot and after all of my adventures, i can consider that: all of my knowledge about life base on my trips. I learnt from people, i learnt from places, i learnt from small track on the wall of Berlin, i learnt from underground comunist assemblies in Lisboa, i learnt from my special guided tour in the church of 1000 populated small town in Seville, i learnt how to get embarrassed in the name of person from glib artists of biennale in Venezia, i learnt how to defend myself against to creepy guys in Padova, i learnt how to visit same place five times in a day from Modena, i learnt from asynchronous traffic lamps of Brussels, i learnt from blind beggars of Porto, i learnt from "horses are prohibited beyond this point" caution board on the street of Malta, i learnt from ceramics of Cordoba, i learnt from sand particle of beaches of Malaga, i learnt from sangria in Granada, i learnt from demonstrations of Barcelona, i learnt how to say "hygienic ped" in slovak language thanks to all of the pharmacists of Slovakia, i learnt how to feel piece of shit in Budapest, i learnt from sculptures of Charles Bridge in Prague, i learnt from horse shit in Vienna, i learnt how to burn your country's flag in Torino, i learnt that all of the capitals look same in Madrid, i learnt that how i fucked my destiny in Milano, i learnt how to feel like a rich only with walking on the street while you were literally living below the hunger limit in Florence, i learnt what are my abilities from my wonderful city Bologna which promises countless cultural activities.

And finally i learnt how to keep on going, keep on dancing, keep on doing what you do, never give up living, keep on wondering, keep on reaching, keep on longing, keep on dreaming, keep embracing each day and keep on yearning, keep on making mistakes just to keep on learning and basically just trying. Btw it is lyrics of a song loolz.

In the future i will wail for my mesmerazing year. And this platform which belongs to my wandering year gonna be my monument)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

For finding best way to meeting with new cultures


Cultures, history, cinema, literature..

  • pets
  • arts
  • culture
  • literature
  • contemporary art
  • modern art
  • photography
  • film making
  • film festivals
  • politics
  • movies
  • traveling
  • painting
  • music
  • electronic music
  • art history
  • history
  • law
  • solo travel
  • cinema
  • museums
  • cinematography
  • fine arts
  • independent cinema

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Winter Sleep, A woman under the influence, Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie, Tanin no Kao, Time of Gypsies, American Honey,La Haine, Seul Contre Tous, Brief Encounter, Mamma Roma, Taste of Cherry, Kauwboy...

Favourite Directors: Michael Haneke, Emir Kusturica, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ingmar Bergman, Gaspar Noe, John Cassavetes, Andrea Arnold, Paolo Sorrentino, Cristi Puiu, Wong Kar-Wai.. And generally i like greek new wave and romanian new wave and i always dream to fall in love like a Wong Kar-Wai's movies.

Tv Series: OZ, Young pope, Game of Thrones, Rick and Morty, Breaking Bad, Black Mirror, Better Call Saul, True Detective...

Books: Voyage Au Bout de la Nuit, La Coscienza Zeno, Tutunamayanlar, Demian, Kojinteki na taiken, il deserto dei tatari, notes from underground, l'etranger, saatleri ayarlama enstitüsü...

Favourite Writers:Hermann Hesse, Italo Svevo, Dino Buzzati,Oğuz Atay, Dostoyevski, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Kurt Vonnegut, Kafka, Pirandello, Yourcenar, Pessoa, Celinè, Lessing...

Music: Lhasa De Sela, Joy Division, Goldfrapp, Massive Attack, Zero 7, The Knife, Fever Ray, Faun, Warpaint, Portishead, Radiohead, Bjork, Goran Bregovic, Souad Massi, Moderat, Fairuz, Yasmine Hamdan, Bonobo,Röyksopp, GusGus, Nicolas Jaar, The Smiths, Agnes Obel, Ane Brun etc. Alternative, electronic and ethnic sounds...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I didn't leave my home for 5 months and when i decided to leaving i found myself in another country.

And i watched all of the movies about gun attacks in high schools.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you Turkish and eastern culture and also i know western and eastern mixture from my unique country. And i would like to learn your culture and share perspective of life

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can help you for learning policy of middle east. I can cook i mean i believe that i can 😀. And i can talk endlessly about turkey until i hear the question "Are you speaking Arabic in there?"

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Turkey

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