Argentinien, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivien, Brasilien, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaika, Kolumbien, Kuba, Mexiko, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico
23.06.2017 - 03.08.2020
Hello workaway hosts:) :)
Thanks for reading my profile. I am Xuan from Shanghai, China. I grew up in shanghai, had my bachelor degree 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. Over the past 6 years, I have been working for different international companies in cosmetics and wine on PR/Marketing, global sourcing and admin.Department. 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.
3 years ago in October, I quitted my job for this 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 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/Columbia in the last 34 months:
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
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.
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!) but also can cook some simple Chinese and western food (like Italian pasta). 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?”
Hilfe mit Touristen
Hilfe bei Kunstprojekten
Hilfe mit Computer / Internet
I speak Chinese (mother tongue), French (second language) and English (second language) and am learning Spanish (for 1.5 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 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
Chinese (Mandarin): Fließend
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 ;) ;)
I am vegetarian. but i eat fish and eggs