Cindy

From: South Africa

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Italy

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    Travel dates

    23/05/2021 - 31/08/2021

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    Top Workawayer
    Explorer

  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    Hi, I’m Italian but grew up in South African and lived in The Netherlands since 2016.

    In hospitality I combined accounting with some guest services - check-ins and helping guests plan sight-seeing and enjoying the area. I did this type of work at my parents camp in Mozambique and at a boutique hotel in Johannesburg (combined with hospitality duties).

    I'm actually happiest when I'm working in nature, or painting, sanding, sawing, building! I really enjoy DIY and I’m dedicated to learning what I can learn from hosts. On my last Workaway I was taught and then allowed to use the sit-on mower and a weed strimmer. It was great fun. I've also been grateful to learn how to chop wood, use a chain saw and change the oil on a car. Learning while doing is a gift of Workaway. My experience with renovations is in my reviews.

    I've loved and ridden horses most of my life. I'm confident and comfortable riding and taking care of the stables and outdoor areas. I love animals, especially horses and dogs, I couldn't say which ones more. :-)

    Since living in The Netherlands I've been a full time accountant but have resigned and started a company doing group travel for women. Italy will be the main destination and I know that Workaways are a golden opportunity to live amongst locals and learn about a country.

    It would be wonderful to be paired with a host who needs renovation, DIY and gardening / agricultural help. Or as a bonus with animal care.

    I don’t see Workaway as a means of free travel. I've had so many wonderful & meaningful experiences through Workaway & I'm grateful for the hosts that have given me opportunities so far.

    I believe in hard work & having a sense of humour. And above all else being a good human being & helping other people feel the same way.

    Thanks for reading my profile.

  • Interests

    Mountain
    Beach
    Nature
    Cycling
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Charity work
    Farming
    Gardening
    Sustainability
    Animals
    Languages
    Culture
    Events & social
  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    Gardening
    Art Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice

    Able to teach about:  

    Hospitality/Tourism
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
  • More details about your skills

    Renovations: Painting, gardening, planting vegetable gardens, restoring & repairing furniture.

    Guest services: Reception, reservations, helping with local tours & sight seeing,

    Housekeeping, kitchen and bar duties.

    Tourism: Guiding walking, horse or cycle tours.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Intermediate
    Italian: Beginner

    More details about my language interests
    I have started learning Spanish & would love to offer an exchange English / Spanish. Or would be grateful getting Spanish language help from a host.

  • Age

    43

  • Nationality

    Italian

  • What else ...

    Motorcycle licence & own motorcycle.

    A lot of horse care & riding experience.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements

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