Hello again! So, you want to know more about me? Well, I’m Öznur, or Ozzy as I’m otherwise known. Yes, it’s a Turkish name, just like where I’m originally from: Turkey.
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Moving back to Italy
Having news about little explorer’s arrival, we wanted to bring her to the world eating well with good and natural health system in Italy. I cannot wait to explore the life together!
Moving to Ireland
Moved to Ireland. The northeast and coldest place I’ve been. We lived in Ireland for 1.5 years working and learning this half English (Irish will hate me saying this lol), rainy country.
One step more to the freedom
We got more freedom and could travel & explore around Europe with our 30 years old campervan. He’s so precious as our first camper and first property 🙂
Leaving the stable and well-paid job
This was the most difficult part. While waiting millions of people to get the job as yours, leaving it was crazy. Well, dreams won and I left my 8 years teaching job in Istanbul and moved to Italy. I learnt Italian, explored the country and got some culture in this one year.
One of my travel I met the guy to share my life and adventures. I confirm travelling changes your life 😉
While learning “others” I was enjoying exploring myself and next years my addiction of learning continued. As a record, while I was working, I could travel abroad for 4 months in a year included all my holidays and weekends.
After meeting with travelers community and be a part of it, I did my first solo travel to Croatia and Romania. Meeting other nations and knowing other cultures made me addicted!
Moving to Istanbul
Moving Istanbul for work was one of the turning point. Besides earning money and being independent, being surrended by international environment and challenging living in a big city activated my nerves.
Geek years in the school
When I said geek, I was serious. During all my school years, I was that one sitting at the first chair with glasses and anti-social. Nope, no photo to show you 🙂
Some facts about me:
* I’m Asian. I know I don’t look like it and I have figured out that Europeans use the word Asian for only EAST ASIANS. However, it doesn’t change the fact that I’m geographically an Asian.
*I’m a bit selective with food. I cannot eat flies, insects, snakes, or any animal served with its head. I’m not vegetarian but I say half-vegetarian. I love vegetables and I eat very little meat.
*I speak Turkish, English, Italian, Spanish, and some French. (It’s been long time since I’ve practiced my French so I’m starting to lose it, damn it!)
*I’m not a backpacker. I’m not saying it proudly, but I’m just not strong and young enough (!) to carry a big backpack! Come on, I’m just 50 kg, how can I carry a 20 kg backpack?
*Besides my profession in teaching, I’m interested in photography and videography. Therefore, all the images on the blog are mine (besides the ones where I appear). I have to admit, I’m kind of proud of it!
*Just smile and say “hi” to me. You will quickly my heart!
What is freepassenger about?
My economical and cultural condition didn’t allow me to develop self-consciousness for a long time. Only at age 24, did I start to open my eyes and explore the world. Travelling and meeting people from different cultures taught me a lot about the world and who I really am.
Everybody sees the world with their own perspective, one that has been created by their own culture and experiences. That’s why everyone is so unique. Freepassenger was born exactly after coming out of my box and getting to know myself better. All of a sudden, I had no nation and no luggage.
The goal of freepassenger is to inspire and to encourage adventurers to get out of their comfort zone and hit the road all while finding themselves through exploring this exciting world full of amazing people.
Being my second language, writing in English can be very challenging, and sometimes even frustrating. So, feel free to comment any helpful suggestions that you might have for my writing. Let’s keep it positive- no negative comments, please!
If you are interested in working with me for translations, language teaching or any other creative cooperation, drop me a line at my contact page.
And you can always reach me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and even Youtube.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the blog!