From: France

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    Travel dates

    01/03/2020 - 31/08/2020

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  • Description

    2020 I'd like to discover Italy. I'm now learning Italian.

    I'm Claudine, a French woman, retired but lively and energetic. I like to laugh, to communicate, but to meditate too. I love culture and nature too.
    I was born in Algeria where I spent the first eight years of my life (till the independance).
    When I was 25, I went to Germany where I lived for 6 years.
    After retiring, I went to Senegal (to the Casamance... the south of Senegal) where I spent 3 years in a small village, with good African friends (we had guest rooms).
    Il like other people, languages and cultures. But I hate to travel as a tourist. I like to discover a country by living there and meeting local people, and Westerners who live in the country too.

    I was in Chile in February 2015 and in Italy in October 2016 (to pick olives).
    February, march, april 2017, I stayed 10 weeks in south India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka). A beautiful and interesting trip in Workaway-families (6 weeks) and involved with charity-projekts (2 weeks) . There, I could improve my english too!!!!
    2017/2018 I stayed 5 months in Portugal and Spain. 2019 five months again in Spain and Portugal.
    I was a teacher for most of my career: kindergarden and primary school teacher; German and French teacher for foreigners; teacher trainer. In Germany/ Berlin, I was a tourist guide too.

    I don't like a life of routine. That's why I did different things: working one year on organic farms for example (goats, then vegetables, and finally cows, making cheese....).
    A Angers partecipo a un'associazione che ha fondato una valuta complementaria: la MUSE/ Monnaie à usage solidaire et écologique (association "Agir pour la transition").
    Anche cucino come volontaria en il "Bistrot des citoyens du monde": cucina biologica, conferenze, concerti, una universita popularia, etc

  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
  • More details about your skills

    Teaching French or German. Cooking. Caring for children and speaking french or german with them. Gardening. And so on....... I'm flexibel.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

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    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements


CASAMANCE (south of Senegal) With my african family, celebrating "La Tabaski" (Aï-el-Kébir)
In Angers where I live
Picking olives in Italy
In France with my students (I'm teaching French)
In France where I live....near the Loire (west part of France)
In India
INDIAN I like living far from big towns. But I like to visit beautiful towns.
TAMIL NADU Time for weeding
TAMIL NADU Preparing the soil for the nursery...
In Chile, sorting wool...
Gardening in Murcia (Spain)
Working in a restaurant.
Speaking french to the children