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Hello workaway hosts:) :)
Thanks for reading my profile. I am Xuan from Shanghai, China. I grew up in shanghai, had my bachelor degree there then went to Europe studying at business school for my master degree. After having studied and lived in Europe for 5 years (4 years in France&1 year in Germany), I went back home. I have been working for different international companies in cosmetics and wine on PR/Marketing, global sourcing and administration executive at lycée français de Shanghai. I am a hard worker, very organized and responsible. I see myself as an open-minded, reliable, honest, easy-going and fun person. I enjoy new challenges/adventures and can easily adapt to a new environment/workplace.
5 years ago in October, I quitted my job for this life changing RTW trip. It was not an impulsive but hard decision and I am so glad I did it. I have never felt myself so complete, vivid and happy. I have met and made loads of like-minded friends from all over the world, learned a lot of new skills, found some new passions like surfing, shared so much love and laugh with people…the most important thing is that i have developped so much myself spiritually, mentally and physically.
I have done more than 20 volunteering jobs in different countries while traveling in South East Asia/Australia/New Zealand/USA/Canada/Mexico/Costa Rica/Panama/South America in the past years:
Malaysia: 20 days in 2 different guest house for housekeeping/reception/bar tender
Laos: 3 wks in a hotel working at café and a pony farm
India: 2 wks in a resort helping at kitchen
Sri Lanka: 2 wks in a resort for housekeeping;
3 wks in a guest house for housekeeping/reception
4 wks in a beach surfing hostel as volunteer manager for reception/reservation management/events organization/volunteer team management etc.
Indonesia: 1 wk at a local family as Chinese tutor
Australia: 2 months in 3 different hostels for housekeeping
Canada: 2 months in a ranch for housekeeping/customer service/some help at barn
Mexico: 3 wks at a hostel as receptionist in cabo
2 months at a resort as a restaurant waitress
2 months at 2 different hostel as receptionist
USA: 1 month at a hostel for housekeeping/event Leader
Mexico: 4 wks at a hostel as receptionist
Canada: 3 wks at a resort for customer service/housekeeping
Mexico: 4 wks at a hostel as receptionist
Costa rica: 3 wks at a jungle resort
Panama: 2 wks at a B&B
Costa Rica: 3 wks at a hostel for reception
Panama: 4wks at 2 hostals as receptionist
Colombia: 4 months at 4 different hostals as receptionist, also help manage social media(Ins.) and marketing stuff.
Ecuador and Peru: volunteering at different hostels and bed&breakfast as receptionist
Next is YOUR PLACE ;)
Thanks to these experiences, I have developed a good sense of customer service and am a good team player ;)
As to my personal interests, hmm, I like eating (big foodie!) and discovering local dishes and recipes. I love nature and enjoy outdoor activities (snorkelling, kayaking, SUP, surfing, hiking, bicycling etc.). I practise Yoga on a daily basis.
I am so eager and thirsty for new experiences and new things to learn. Hope to meet you! A Chinese quote to share: “Isn't it pleasant to have friends coming from distant quarters?”
InteressengebieteStrandNaturSegeln / BooteErlebnissportartenYoga / WellnessOutdoor-AktivitätenFarmarbeitGartenarbeitenKunst & DesignFotografieKochen & BackenVegetarier / VeganerKultur
Bereiche, die mich interessieren oder in denen ich anderen etwas beibringen kann
Interessiert mich:KunstprojekteGartenarbeitenMithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
Bereits etwas Erfahrung vorhandenTourismus / GastgewerbeSprachpraxisUnterrichten
Was könntest du arbeiten?
I speak Chinese (mother tongue), French (second language) and English (second language) and am learning Spanish (for 3 years). My Spanish level is good enough to manage reception tasks.
I am sure my language skills can be a contribution to any host. My previous working experiences also allow me to develop good communication and organization skills, which I think are very important for any position.
I helped some hostels to manage social media : mainly Instragram, taking pics and videos, writing captions etc. In addition, i know mostly booking reservation systems such as frontdeskmaster etc. I used to be volunteer manager and do trainings at some small hostels. Knowledge of some online marketing stuff too.
Besides, I am a quick learner and adaptable to various scenarios
Chinesisch (Mandarin): Fließend
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I am a chill but very organized and responsible person. A chilling and relaxing environment with lots of respect, trust and love will be my ideal place to stay for a while as my home away from home:) :)
I am a Buddhism believer :) I don't drink, either smoke and don't do any drugs. I like to eat and cook healthy food.
BTW i am not your stereo typed chinese gal lol ;) ;)
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I am vegetarian. but i eat fish and eggs
I would like to add that Xuan was a wonderful helper and charismatic person. Here I will point out some of the few things she did while staying with us:
She spoke to me in French and Chinese when she arrived. She could cook quite well. She was on time in the early morning shifts during breakfast hours. She did
GRACIAS Xuan por tu ayuda, tu compañía y tu energía.
Seguro que nos volveremos a encontrar :heartpulse:
El valle is such a charming, cozy and green village surrounded by beautiful
Xuan you are very welcome here!! Thank you!
A note for future hosts: Xuan is Chinese, but not the kind that
*She displayed excellent qualities during her stay with us as a volunteer. She is motivated, focussed, hardworking and disciplined. Her ability to connect with the team and her desire to fulfil her assigned duties is commendable. *
*She was managing the