Hi, my name is Willy, I'm a real cruceño, born in Santa Cruz and lived most of my life in the city. I studied architecture in Sao Paulo about 25 years ago and now am dedicated to sell property around Santa Cruz.
I'm a person who wants to help foreign people who visit Bolivia. I know the city quite well and can take you to places tourists usually dont go to, like a local ferry where you can buy cheap clothes.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
I like to meet people from abroad, learn about their culture and share mine: Show them around Santa Cruz introduce them to traditional food and local specialities. I will take you out to eat, show you intersting places and help you resolve any problems you might have. I already received quite a few people via Couchsurfing and had really good experiences. My niece, who is a language student planing to travel Europe, lives just nearby and is also happy to take you to her university and introduce you to her friends.
Help with some tasks around the house (cleaning, cooking etc.) and with learning English.
If you happen to know about modern architecture design technology (interior camera etc.) you are very welcome.
I have two private rooms to offer, one with a private bathroom downstairs and one just next to mine upstairs, where we share the bathroom. The wifi works in both, but better upstairs. You will have full acces to kitchen, laundry facilities and balcony. I provide all food from breakfast to dinner and very appreciated it, if you can cook and will buy all the ingredients you need.
My apartment is very central, only three blocks from the main square and you get your own key so you are free to come and go as you wish.
In your time off you can visit tourist places in town, like churches, museums etc., hang out in the urban parque to meet locals, go Cotoca, a town nearby and to Cabañas del Pirai. On the weekends you can go out, see my niece and her family band perform in a bar or even visit Samaipaita.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week