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aus: Belgien

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    Konto Typ

    Einzelperson

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    Reiseziele

    Belgien, Frankreich

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    Reisezeit

    20.07.2019 - 25.08.2020

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    200

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  • Mein Status

    zu Hause

  • Beschreibung

    Back home again.

    My next Year of Travels will start in July 2022.
    Probably through Switzerland to mainly Slovenia, Hungary and Bulgaria.
    Or: Ireland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Orkneys, Scotland, Lake district, and other parts of norther Europe.

    Before, I will travel during the
    -summer-months, July-august;
    -1week during autumn-holidays;
    -1 week during spring-holidays;
    -2 weeks during Christmas-holidays.

    Destinations for the short holidays:
    -depend on The Virus;
    -bike distance from Ghent, Belgium (1 day of biking = max 140 km);
    -by train, some hours away from Ghent, Belgium = Belgium, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Britain, Netherlands.

  • Bereiche, die mich interessieren oder in denen ich anderen etwas beibringen kann

    Bereits etwas Erfahrung vorhanden  

    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Ökoprojekte
    Hausarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Karitative Arbeit
    Sprachpraxis
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

    In der Lage, anderen etwas beizubringen:  

    Kunstprojekte
    Unterrichten
  • Was könntest du arbeiten?

    Useful skills for volunteering abroad:
    ° Painting & Decorating.
    Also sketch and paint (decorative) murals and small designs (I like to be involved in Artistic Projects)
    (Self-employed designer/draftsman during 10 years)
    ° Experienced in hand weaving and -tufting.
    ° Party make-up for children.
    ° Active Home-sitting & Animal-sitting.
    ° My all-round skills are okay (See the pictures volunteering for Mountain Bothies)
    ° I have a drivers license (with me).

    * I can give/organize a talk/dialogue about my travels (for free) for your community/neighborhood/friends & family etc...
    (see pictures)

    Long term- volunteering in Belgium:
    - Training-actor for GP's in training.
    - Neighborhood mediator in my hometown
    - Co-operator integration-course.

    Professional:
    Teacher/mentor young newcomers.
    Health-psychologist.

    One of my favorite skills: using things in unexpected ways.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    German: Fließend
    English: Fließend
    Dutch: Fließend

  • Alter

    59

  • Nationalität

    Belgian (Lived 10 years just over the border, in The Netherlands)

  • Was noch ...

    Do me a PAINTING AND/OR DECORATING proposal and I'll tell you if it's in my interest and competence.

    I combine Workaway with covering distances on a bicycle.
    Staying in a family for 3 weeks is therefore to long: 7, 10 or 14 days is more realistic for my way of traveling.
    So, because of my rather short stay, it must be clear from the beginning what type of work I can do ... and painting and decorating I can :-)
    I have very good experiences with working in this way. When I was a 'fresh' Workawayer I needed to search for hosts. In this way I could direct the search to painting & decorating. Look at the feedback and you will see people were happy :-) and I was happy too.
    Before my last year of travels, started the situation changed: potential hosts started asking me to come to work. Great ... I thought. But also: 'why exactly do those people want ME to work for them?'
    By now I have had 2 Workaway-experiences, I left with relief.
    So I will go back to the situation in with I know WHY people want me to stay at their property ( because they are in need of a painter/decorater).
    It's also my experiences that when the relationship concerning the work to be done, is fine, it's easier to get a nicer relationship in general. Important when you just stay for 7, 10 or 14 days!

    This is a link to an article, describing my good deed for the year 2020, during my last travels:
    https://www.siracusaoggi.it/siracusa-turista-belga-piazza-segnali-stradali-fai-da-te-non-avete-indicazioni-per-la-ciclabile/?fbclid=IwAR1Wv1tpkyIzDNp6t4ldj4-94N2maErh3ZBqrYZqd0wZwtB2yYlsrI9Ya-8

    This is a link to an article, made by a journalist, during summer-holidays:
    https://www.letelegramme.fr/finistere/morlaix/portrait-de-vacances-une-belge-sur-deux-roues-30-07-2018-12045260.php?fbclid=IwAR1JPAvL6m64tBFeaP7_VNJEPpJgi-MztVLSEapUGWuTy6YuULNzzgBfLDY

    And this was made during my Nordic Trail:
    https://hsfo.dk/oestjylland/Dansk-sommer-er-turistvejr-I-Aarhus-er-turisterne-vilde-med-Aros-og-Den-Gamle-By/artikel/121350

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Fotos

Back home & Preparing for a Talk about my last Year of Travels, for a select audience of 12 people (Corona you know).
Using walking-stick in unexpected way :-)
Detail of decorative painting, my impression of Iceland, on sliding door, workaway Iceland. As signature I used the footprint of my walking boot. I used the pictures I made as inspiration.
Bush-craft with Franek, Workaway in Poland. Year-of-the-Sun 2019-2020
On my way .... to volunteer for YOU?
Paneling the walls ... on of my favorite jobs! Volunteering in the Mountain Bothies Association's Workparties.ScotYear. WorkParty Mountain Bothies Association. Renovating a bothy that burned down.
Decorative wall-painting in Sicily. My impression of Sicily. Used the pictures I made as inspiration. During Year-of-the-Sun: bike, camp, volunteer east and south of Europe, July 2019- August 2020
Painting on Bornholm. Workaway. At this location I started to understand very well: when people respect you, trust you, you become MORE :-). By turning my clothes inside out, I create work-clothes, without having extra luggage :-)
WorkAway in Denmark 2016 for Heidi and Markus near Horsens.
An impulse of unexpected volunteering in Sweden: Scratching a SummerHouse, Summer-Holidays 2013. They effort me a coffee and told me about the scratching of the SummerHouse ... So ...
January 2014. Painting Hostel-ceilings and -windows, Sumburgh, Shetlands. Volunteering found with the help of Couchsurf-Host :-)
Nordic Trail July 2016 - August 2017. Through Sweden. This is an ordinary bike. I made the picture by looking into a traffic-mirror. That's why the picture is slightly distorted :-)
WorkAway. Face-painting for KinderGarten in Denmark.
Summer 2018: biking, camping and volunteering in Normandy, Brittany and Cornwall. Paint works. Front door with integrated house-number.
Nordic Trail. painting staircase and walls in Norðragøta, Faroe Islands.

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