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I'm Paola, italian who lives in one of the most ancient cities in the world, Matera, in Basilicata. I believe that travelling and meeting new people is one of the most interesting and amazing experiences we can do in life. I have already travelled in Europe and for all my life wished to meet new people and practice languages; my priority is German, which I'm studing passionatedly. As it is such a beautiful language, I'm looking for an energetic German or Austrian girl who preferably speaks Italian (but not necessarily), so that we can do an unforgettable cultural exchange in which we help each other to improve our language skills and knowledge. Nevertheless I'd like to meet also young women from other countries like Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Scandinavia, United Kingdom, France and Griece. I can show you Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019. There is an important thing you need to know before contacting me: I have a disability that impacts my eyesight, which is why I can't see very well. I'm looking for a responsible girl that can accompany me during daily life activities, small excursions and travels. Outside of my home, I depend on other people since I can't move properly on my own. In the past, I made some bad experiences with some volunteers. If you don't think you can handle this responsibility, please don't contact me since I am looking for people that take this job seriously. When I confirm the stay of someone at my house, I expect the volunteer to keep their promise without leaving prematurely. Also beforehand, calculate your time well and tell me in which period you're available. In addition it would be nice for the volunteers to reply when I contact them, even if it's just a polite "no, thank you"! Hope to hear from you soon!
Help with Computers / internet
Travellers will make a new interesting experience meeting a new culture and visiting Matera, fascinating city with a magic landscape. One of the most important aspects I want to point out is the value of making a new friendship, thanks to this experience.
Practicing languages, principally German; spending my days with conversations and cultural activities like going to concerts, reading books, travelling or simply go out for a walk; help with technical skills.
As my main interest is to find new friends from different countries, there are no working hours as such but we fill the days with interesting trips to Matera or other cities nearby, going to concerts or just with long conversations.
Italian (mother tongue), English, German
The hosted girl will have their own room with Internet connection and plant of heating. It's a comfortable room, with a window and a writing desk. It is a house with garden, well-connected with the city center. Food will be provided for every meal. However, I would prefer volunteers that aren't vegetarian, but eat everything. For vegans, it won't be possible to stay with me.
In their free-time my guests could visit the Sassi and the city center (by bus or on foot). There are Cafés, churches, belvedere, shops, meeting places in all city. Moreover obviously everyone can choose how to spent her's time off. Regarding my location, we could take the bus to reach the city centre or, if the host girl has a driving license, we can use my mother's car together.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours, 5 days
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