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21/11/2015 - 31/12/2020
I am an adventurer at heart. Travel is my one true ambition in life, to be able to experience and appreciate someone else's home can be anything from enlightening to euphoric. One of the coolest things I realize to be universal when traveling is that no matter where you go, everybody has so much pride in where they are from. Especially with locals, they want to show you the place they call home, and everything that makes it so amazingly unique. People want to be hospitable, they want you to love where they are from like they do, it's almost primitive. As a guest, I try to return the favor in anyway possible, whether it be lending a hand with their daily tasks, sharing stories, or offering wisdom and knowledge from my life. I like to really understand where other people come from, not just geographically, but also philosophically, and psychologically. Doing so can really help develop a peace and understanding towards ideas, beliefs or worldviews that may contrast your own.
Overall I like to make new friends. The kind of relationships you can develop while traveling can be potent, yet short lived, but there's always time to revisit. I like looking at those kind of relationships as an excuse in that sense, maybe to go visit some place you've never been before where you now know somebody, or maybe to revisit that place that has a nostalgic significance to you. But the prime motive is always to reconnect.
With some basic instruction, I'm more than capable of manual labor like building or construction, gardening and farming. I'm always looking to pick up new skills and gain knowledge, especially with agriculture, landscaping and construction/ trades work (plumbing, electricity, wood work, etc.). I LOVE working with animals as well. I can help with housework, cleaning up and making things look neat (OCD comes in handy) and anything else you can think of. I am very sociable, I can definitely help with guests if you run a hostel or inn. I can also help organize and lead events! Photography is a hobby of mine, if you would like any pictures for a website or anything else, I could be of help. I'm a quick learner, and anything I have never done before, I'm excited to learn about and gain experience doing!
I'll probably bring a frisbee with me. I enjoy photography and being in nature (I'm an avid tree climber). Always up for adventures, I want to be outdoors, with friends, learning, laughing and having a good time. I’m always eager to learn new things, especially in nature. Observing nature and contemplating the functionings of an ecosystem are great interests of mine especially. And finally, a quote from one of my favorite books of all time, which highlights the key principle of materialistic minimalism.
“A towel (the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy says) is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”
-The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
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