I am a Portuguese, newly-graduated student and embraced the idea of taking a gap semester for the rest of the year. Since I began solo travel, two years ago, I crossed paths with people that made me wish to be closer to the humankind. I experienced a sense of wonder, of vastness, and richness that I have never conceived before.
I don’t know my personal mission yet but, if there were a list of the top three things that I would like to do in life, listening to people’s stories and connecting my experiences with them are among them. To my eye, it’s the people who make a place compellingly meaningful – this is the virtue of travel, and my next destination.
The Brazilian novelist João Guimarães Rosa gave voice to what could be my current philosophy: "When nothing happens, there is a miracle that we cannot see".
I am looking forward to embarking on my next project with WorkAway, in search of those miracles!
InterestsMountainWater sportsOutdoor activitiesHikingFarmingCarpentryLanguagesDIY & craftsWritingBooksCooking & foodCultureSelf development
Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn
I'm interested in:GardeningDIY and building projectsBeing an elderly companionLife at a FarmstayEco ProjectsAnimal CareHospitality/TourismCharity WorkLanguage practiceArt Projects
Some knowledge of:Babysitting and creative playGeneral MaintenanceHelping around the houseTeachingCreating/ Cooking family meals
Able to teach about:Helping with Computers/ Internet
More details about your skills
Although I do not have valuable hands-on experience with farming or handwork, I am genuinely thrilled about the prospect of acquiring new skills. I never get bored of learning :)
I enjoy teaching my native language (in Poland, I enrolled in a tandem project with two Polish adults, for example), and I’m excited to parlay this teaching experience to the English field.
Finally, it might be appropriate to mention that I’m a quiet and respectful person who takes responsibilities seriously. Up for any challenge - whatever work you have to be done, I’d be only too glad to help :)
More details about my language interests
I am interested in further improving my English skills and/or learning a bit of the local languages of each country in which I’m travelling. I could introduce or help you learning my native language, (European) Portuguese!
What else ...
I do love mountain hiking (although I’m an amateur in everything I do) and I am comfortable with being uncomfortable. I have never left Europe and am thinking of this sabbatical break as an opportunity to perhaps explore a different country overseas.
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