"Travelling passion is a useful virus." AlperIst's Profile

My magic city Istanbul

Istanbul, the city of two continents, have been the capital of three great empires and attracted many nations during history. I love my city and always try to learn more about it. I read travel books of foreigner writers from Ottoman time. I like reading civil and unofficial history of my city. I have many Istanbul books, maps and albums.
I like travelling (35 countries so far), knowing different people and cultures. Reading, travelling, partying are the summary of my life.

Traveling

I travel one month every summer, especially to nontouristy countries, prefereably by land or with a one-way ticket.

My travel experience so far:
TURKEY (a lot), HOLLAND (Amsterdam, Vianen), ISRAEL (Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Golan Heights, Petah Tiqwa, Bet She'an, Haifa, Tiberias, Nazareth, Beersheba, Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea) PALESTINE (Bethlehem), ROMANIA (Iasi, Bucharest, Sinaia, Peles, Bran, Mogosoaia) FINLAND (Helsinki, Espoo, Kotka, Valkaela, Porvoo, Turku, Naantali), SWEDEN (Stockholm), HUNGARY (Budapest), AUSTRIA (Vienna), CZECH REPUBLIC (Prague), UAE (Dubai), MACEDONIA (Skopje, Gevgelija, Dojran, Valandovo, Ohrid, Stip), ALBANIA (Tirana, Pogradec, Shkoder), MONTENEGRO (Budva, Herceg-Novi, Kotor, Podrorica, Tivat), BOSNIA-HERCEGOVINA (Mostar, Sarajevo), CROATIA (Dubrovnik), SERBIA (Novi-Sad, Belgrade, Loznica, Sabac, Trsiç, Vrsac), THAILAND (Bangkok, Pattaya), BELARUS (Minsk, Vitsyebsk), UKRAINE (Kiev, Simferopol, Yalta, Alupka, Sevastopol, Bahçesaray, Balaklava, Sudak, Feodosia, Koktebel), USA (California-Los Angeles, Hollywood, Burbank, New York), GEORGIA (Batumi, Kutaisi, Gori, Tbilisi), AZERBAIJAN (Baku, Ali Bayramli, Saki, Gence), ARMENIA (Yerevan, Garni, Geghard, Ejmiatsin, Vanadzor, Alaverdi), CUBA (Havana, Santa Clara, Trinidad, Holguin, Palma Soriano, Santiago de Cuba), LATVIA (Riga, Ogre, Jurmala, Valmiera, Cempi), ESTONIA (Tartu, Rakvere, Tallinn), LITHUANIA (Joniskis, Vilnius, Trakai, Kaunas, Druskininkai, Panevezys, Paezeriai, Palaukiai), CHINA (Erlian, Beijing, Tianjin), MONGOLIA (Ulan Bator, Erdenet, Ölziit, Çeçerleg, Kharkorun, Terelj), MOLDOVA (Chisinau, Stefan Voda), BRAZIL (Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, Iguazu, Cataratas), URUGUAY (Cabo Polonio,Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento), ARGENTINA (Buenos Aires, Rosario), PARAGUAY (Asuncion), BULGARIA (Sofia), NORTH KOREA (Pyongyang, Pyongsong, Kaeson, Panmunjom/DMZ, Pakyon, Ryonggak ), SOUTH KOREA (Seoul, Hongseong, Boryeong).

Working

I teach computer in a state university.

My home

I live alone in Göztepe, a non-touristic and modern residential area. I have a separate guestroom with a double folding sofa and a big matress. I welcome not only my friends from many countries, but also travellers from web sites those aim to host each other all over the world. I write my travels on my blog that is selected the best travel blog in Turkey:
www.celebialper.com

You can see more info and comments about me at those web sites, my name is the same, AlperIst.
www.hospitalityclub.org
www.couchsurfing.org

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