Hello, my name is Gabriele but everyone calls me Gabi.
I have always loved to meet new people and countries but I am not one for those group tours. I like to stay in a place and get to know people, culture, country ..... I have studied and worked for several years in China, and I loved it.
I have worked for a long time in the corporate world so I can help you with office / admin / business but also had many different side jobs as waitress, in elderly care, travel guide for handicapped people and many more (seems I like variation / different jobs to learn and have new experiences). I'd love to support you in whatever project you have. I give you some more details in the skill section.
I love the outdoors, I like working in the garden, hiking / biking.
InterestsNatureSailing / BoatingWater sportsCyclingOutdoor activitiesGardeningAnimalsLanguagesDrawing & paintingBooksMusicPhotographyHistoryPlant care
Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn
I'm interested in:Eco Projects
Some knowledge of:Being an elderly companionLife at a FarmstayAnimal CareCharity WorkArt ProjectsHelping with Computers/ Internet
Able to teach about:GardeningCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelping around the houseHospitality/TourismLanguage practiceTeaching
More details about your skills
I like to learn new things or skills - so during weekends or vacations I often took courses ... my friends tend to joke that I collect courses / trainings like others collect stamps. So what can I offer?
Hospitality / restaurant / bar:
I have worked as a waitress, or preparing / selling food at medieval festivals, I have taken professional barkeeping courses at Munich Barschool - Academy of Modern Bartending.
I am a certified travel and city tour guide (certified by chamber of commerce in Germany) and doing volunteer work for a travel company specialising in tours for handicapped people.
Gardening / working outdoors:
I have grown up in the garden of my parents being their helper, we have been nearly self-sufficient. I know how to weed, plant, take care of your garden. Unfortunately here in the big city, I cannot afford my own garden.
I have grown up on the country-side, used to be around cows, pigs and other animals of our neighbors (farmers). My family and I have kept rabbits, guinea-pigs, different birds / parrots. My own dog was a rescue dog, and I have taken in two more rescue dogs, finding new families for them. I learnt the basics of bee-keeping.
Office / administration / business:
I have worked for most of my work life in the Finance departments of companies - I know how to do office / administration work / work with numbers / computer skills - just don't expect me to do the accounting.
What else? I am flexible, I don't shy away from work, if I do not yet know - teach me!
Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
What else ...
I am easy-going, I do not expect luxury or special food - but it would be really nice to make new friends.
Some more information
Special dietary requirements
If workawayers like to learn about herbs then that's the place to go. Aivar and Katrin happily share their knowledge about herbs with you. In the mornings I usually picked / collected (wild)