Help me on a tropical city and beach paradise in Veracruz, Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello my name is Omar, I have spent the last 14 years of my life learning about music, filmmaking and social media. Now I’m a popular local artist who also leads a Youtube’s music channel with 40,000+ subscribers. Recently I decided to provide social media marketing services to other businesses (from artists to real state), and also creating my own art.

    Last year, I decided to join Workaway, looking for positive open-minded volunteers to help me reduce my workload, in exchange for a great experience in Veracruz, Ver. I was born here, so I know a lot of nice places that you will love. Veracruz is a medium-level touristic city (mostly mexican tourists), focused on sea-tourism and seafood, so if you love beaches and sunny days, you will love it! (Even at winter, the weather is sunny).

    Some curiosities about Veracruz:
    -The city where the song “La Bamba” was composed.
    -First port in continental America and the most important commercial sea port in Mexico.
    -The biggest mountain in Latin America “El Pico de Orizaba”
    -Salma Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.
    -Latin America’s first fire department.
    -Favorite mexican city of Weezer’s band frontman Rivers Cuomo.

    Some movie scenes filmed at Veracruz:
    - Apocalypto (Mel Gibson)
    - Clear and Present Danger (Phillip Noyce - Harrison Ford - Willem Dafoe)
    - Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann - Leonardo DiCaprio - Claire Danes)
    - Collateral Damage (Andrew Davis - Arnold Schwarzenegger)
    - Romancing the stone (Robert Zemeckis)
    - Narcos (Netflix)

    I can help you practice your spanish (we can also talk in english). I’d love to have a cultural exchange with foreigners, and learn other languages!
    If possible, I can also become your guide (optional) if you want to visit near magic towns, introduce you to the locals and show you around the nearby markets, the natural parks, the beaches with colorful fish, traditional sites and more!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    *️️️️️️️️️️️ Practice your spanish. (I will teach you a lot about mexican culture and local words)

    * If you are an artist willing to record a song or music video, in our free time I can help you make that come true. (I have most of the equipment for that: Music Instruments, Microphones, Green screen, Editing software, etc...)

    *Experience all the types of food all over the city (seafood, traditional food, etc)

    *You'll be able to explore different natural places

    *You'll make a lot of new friends

    * Food (3 meals - vegan/vegetarian option)

    *You might be able to get discounts on popular attractions

    - If you love: stories, music, sunny days, discovering new places, walking, singing, trying new food... this is the place for you ! (And if you are looking to dark your skin, the weather here is perfect for that)

  • Help

    Help

    - Helping Around the House tasks (Cooking, Washing the dishes, sweeping the floor, doing the laundry...)

    - Computer tasks: Editing video/pictures (Adobe Premiere/Photoshop), and managing social media for a real state business, copywriting assignments...

    - Artistic tasks (depending on what is required at the time): Acting, Singing, Dancing, Painting, Designing, Decorating, Photography, Video recording...

    * Work activities are most of the time scheduled by 10:00am in the morning, normally you'll be free by 3:00pm. (This may vary, depending on the tasks, but always considering the 4-5 hours per day agreement)

    ** All of these are basic tasks, and will be organized in a way that is not burdensome for you, (although it would be good if you are already experienced on any of them). Also right now I'm trying to host more than 1 workawayer at once, so the tasks can be distribuited.

    --- OCTOBER 2021 UPDATE ---
    *Now recording music videos
    *Now looking for help to record some TikToks
    *Now looking for help to create/manage social media content for artists and a real state business (pictures and videos)
    *Looking for language teachers

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Basque: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner
    Japanese: Beginner
    Polish: Beginner
    Russian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I just realized that the best way for me to learn is practicing face to face with people. I really love languages, so I'm open to learn everything! I wanna become a polyglot.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I have a house with two floors.
    There is a special workaway room, where you will stay.

    ***please note***
    The house is 10 minutes by taxi from the “ADO bus station” and 15 min. from the international airport of Veracruz: "Heriberto Jara".
    -Taxi from the “ADO bus station” costs: $50 mexican pesos.
    -Taxi from the airport costs: $200 mexican pesos.

    It’s a safe, walkable neighborhood, conveniently located near to the markets, local grocery stores, the beaches, the downtown and more.
    All the city's most interesting sights, are a short taxi or bus ride away.

    What else do I offer to you?
    1) Free use of the washing machine.
    2) Purified drinking water
    3) High-speed Wifi

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are a lot of nice places to visit here in Veracruz.

    At downtown:
    You can visit the second biggest aquarium of the country, watch traditional dances at night in the downtown, go snorkeling in the sea, and more! (With a bus or a taxi you are very fast and cheap in the downtown or at the beach).

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️El Boulevard: It's perfect for eating at seafood restaurants, and exercise (bicycling, biking, running, walking, rollerblading, etc.)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️The Aquarium: The second biggest aquarium in whole México. You'll find Turtles, Sharks, Penguins, Dolphins, Otters, and more there!
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Cancuncito (A famous place at the middle of the ocean, where you can snorkel between colorful fish and cristaline water)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Waterpark: Aquatico Inbursa is perfect for having a fun day.

    There are a lot of other cool places around, so if you like travelling, this will be an adventure for you!:

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Isla de Enmedio: (at Antón Lizardo, Veracruz). A beautiful island that looks like paradise. There are free iguanas, turtles, crabs and colorful fish around!
    *Cascadas de Texolo: Waterfalls at Xico’s magic town.
    *Pico de Orizaba: Biggest mountain in Latin America
    *Cempoala: indigenous archeological ruins
    *Pancho Poza: Beautiful natural river and waterfall, located at Altotonga, Veracruz.
    *Mandinga: A nice fishermen town where you can eat delicious seafood and have a canoa trip around the mangrove swamp.
    *Punta Roca Partida
    *Cinco Chorros

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    If you need to work, take online classes, or invest in stocks, you'll have a good connection because I have a fast optical fiber wi-fi.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, max 24 hours/week

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