Helga

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  • My status

    At home


    Travelling to Las Galeras, Dominican Republic in January 2022

  • Description

    Hello World!
    Welcome to my profile!
    I have learned that travelling and volunteering is not only for the young but also for those young at heart. I have an adventurous and liberal personality with a passion for life and travel, so believe me, retiring in September 2019 and go play golf is definitely not my intention.
    I have lots of life and work experiences that I would love to share. I live in Vienna, Austria and have two sons, both with many and diverse interests. One is attending the TU Wien (Technical University) one has already finished his studies (Skandinavistik).
    I was working in the tourism industry, also in our family owned restaurant and coffee shop, was an executive office assistant in an US corporate group and last but not least, I worked at the Vienna International Airport helping people to start their journey well, always remembering that I will start my travels as well….
    I'm a culturally interested person. Love all kinds of music, but I'm especially fond of jazz. I myself take lessons in jazz singing. My friend is a pianist (classical music preferred) and we like to arrange jazz classics together. Dancing is also part of my passion. In my early years I had musical and jazz dance lessons and 4 years ago I discovered my passion for Lindy Hop and swing music. I am sporty, but have no strong passion for a special sport. I went through everything from jogging in the late 70s to aerobics, callanetics and hot yoga. I still enjoy doing yoga, swimming, cycling, hiking and tennis.
    I like people as such, of course especially children; animals. I like to experience foreign cultures and would like to speak more foreign languages. I am a cosmopolitan person.
    I believe that I live a very conscious, drama free life. Healthy food and healthy lifestyle, Ayurveda….. all this is important to me.
    With a full-time job and two children it was not always possible to travel to foreign countries the way I wanted to.
    It would be an honor to be with you, helping you within my capacities and learn from you, to explore the country and culture in which you live, diving into them with an open mind and tremendous passion.
    I would be more than happy to hear from you if you believe that we can exchange some interesting, enriching experiences…

    I am fully vaccinated and follow guidelines for safety.

  • Interests

    Nature
    Yoga / Wellness
    Dancing
    Hiking
    Charity work
    Farming
    Gardening
    Sustainability
    Animals
    Pets
    Languages
    Art & design
    Music
    Culture
    Plant care
  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    Eco Projects
    Art Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    Being an elderly companion
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Language practice

    Able to teach about:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Helping around the house
  • More details about your skills

    I am very patient and respectful when caring for children and elderly people. A good and attentive housesitter and petsitter. I like to experiment with healthy food cooking (not so good with meat). I speak a cultivated German so can help with learning or translate business letters (English-German). I have already embellished several pieces of furniture with the decoupage technique. For me gardening is a meditative activity, which i enjoy very much. As a former restaurant owner I can also help with a B&B or hostel.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    More details about my language interests
    I'd like to improve my French language skills, which are poor right now

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  • Age

    59

  • Nationality

    Austrian

  • What else ...

    I am a curious person, eager to learn and willing to help.

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    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

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