Hugo

From: Spain

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Egypt, Ethiopia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania ... more

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    Travel dates

    21/02/2020 - 31/12/2021

  • Badges

    Top Workawayer
    Explorer

  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    Hi everyone. I'm Hugo from the Canary Islands.

    I'm here because I think volunteering is the deepest way to understand local reality and keeping alive our learning process as travellers. The volunteer work had help me to develop very important values as respect, mind-opening and empathy, been all that experiences profoundly positives in my life.

    The volunteer work is also helping me in my personal path to find alternative ways of leaving based in the exchange in stead of the salary. This option is seducing me more and more with the pass of the years and now is turning almost a constant on my life.

    I'm probably a non-stop traveller: it's been 11 years since I left the normal life behind while the backpack was becaming my house. I'm definitely in love with nomadism, expecting to live the present everyday and learn with every new step. Passionated with discovering new cultures and ways of living. I think I'm a happy and open minded guy trying, at the same time, to increase the social conscience in this unequal world we are living in.

    I love to create hand-made jewelry, playing guitar and flute, books, yoga, hiking in the wild, the beach, vegetarian food, animal lover, eco-friendly live style, cold beer, music festivals, tatoos and piercings, adrenaline...

  • Interests

    Mountain
    Beach
    Nature
    Camping
    Adventure sports
    Yoga / Wellness
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Charity work
    Farming
    Gardening
    Sustainability
    Animals
    Art & design
    Performing arts
    Books
    Music
    Vegetarian or vegan
    Politics / Social justice
    Culture

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

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about:  

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    During the trip I have had the fortune to gain experience both working for a salary and volunteering.

    I'm a hand made jeweler with macrame and natural stones. I had the chance of selling it in Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, USA and Canada.

    In Argentina, Brasil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Cambodia and Vietnam, I had been volunteering in towns under the risk of social exclusion, working specially in schools with kids.

    In Mexico, Thailand, Brunei and South Africa I've been also volunteering in eco-farms, nurseries and bioconstruccion projects.

    In recent years I have had the opportunity to make several ovens made with clay, sand and straw, following techniques to use non industrial materials.

    In Denmark, USA and Canada I've been growing and picking different fruits, veggies and plants in the farm business.

    In 2019 I spent 6 months in Australia working in the construction, gardening, landscaping, polishing cars and boats...I think I'm definitely used to hard work.

    I have a long experience working for a salary in hotel receptions in Andorra and Mexico, although I also volunteer in several hostels in Malaysia.

    I also worked as technology salesman for some years in Barcelona., long time ago.

    I play a little bit guitar and flute, but just for fun!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Catalan: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    Italian: Beginner

    More details about my language interests
    French and Italian are languages I'd love to learn. I've been teaching some English in schools before..

  • Age

    42

  • What else ...

    There's my profile in another volunteer platform where I'm also a member:
    https://www.givingway.com/user/8ce6b87a-2c44-4348-b0da-d630413cd78b/Hugo+Raval

    Also there's an interview a very good friend made me when I was living in a motorhome in Mexico and selling my jewelry. The only thing is we talked in Spanish:
    https://youtu.be/NuRHX6Dhuxg

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      Vegetarian.

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