From: Slovenia

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    2021/2022 (UPDATED 22.1.2021)
    Hello, in the beginning of a new year:) Wish everyone this year to be much better than the last one and especially for us travellers so we could fly around freely again.
    My year has started with winning “Young hopes” competition for young talents in our country from all kinds of fields from sports, music, arts and science. From 13 chosen winners I was in between 3 best young artists in Slovenia and the first photographer awardee in the history of competition. In our country this is a very big achievement and I'm quite proud of it.
    The current covid-19 situation around the world right now did prevented me from taking a gap year(s) because traveling all around the world without being constantly worried about cancelled flights, quarantine rules and my health was not possible any more. I started two years long studies of photography and filming in October and still planning to continue studying fine arts (painting course) abroad starting this or next year, depends if I decide to finish studies I applied as permanently. The plan of taking a gap year for traveling was not cancelled, just moved to a year after or in the worst scenario when I finish university. Still I will be looking for Workaway stay at least during summer holidays if current situation will allow me so.;)

    Hope you are all okay and take care :))

    2020 / 2021
    It's been over a year now since I made my first few steps into the unknown. I am proud to say I am now officially certificated veterinary technician and I decided before I finished high school to take a gap year before going to study fine arts. I am now 19 years old and I explored 4 countries on my own for now, around 17 if I include all the family trips.
    The first one to Hungary was only across one border, I worked in horses rescue sanctuary for a week. The next one was Tenerife in Spain where I flew with plane first time completely alone after five years of not flying at all... For the longest summer school holidays before starting the final year, I packed my things in 25 years old 70l backpack and flew all the way up north of Europe, to Lofoten islands in Norway for 5 weeks. I walked solo and camped wild every day and every night for 3 weeks in a row before I bumped into nonprofit organization In The Same Boat who decided to take me with them. My determination of finishing the plan completely changed which wasn’t easy to get over lol, but I was never so thankful it did happen. On my way back I spend another week in Croatia (have you ever flown from a country with 7˚C to 35˚C in literally 3 hours jeez xp).
    All what I've seen, been through, people I've met, I don't remember a time I've been happier than when I am travelling. Even despite all the troubles that come with it, this means for me more than I can tell. I believe there is so much good and beautiful in this world and I want to see everything. I love working and I love learning. I am a veterinary technician, horse rider, sailor, swimmer, crazy books fan, painting and drawing artist, photographer, video-maker, writer and all that for one thing. To inspire. To inspire people to take care of our planet and to be brave enough to go out of our comfort zones in searching for amazing things out there waiting for you to find them. I don't have the exact plan where and when I will be going, but I definitely can’t wait to start.;)

    2019 / 2020
    Do you know anyone who grew up without TV, computer, smart phone and wifi?
    Well, I did. Surrounded with forests, animals and nature, big garden and no modern technology. I'm adventures, free-spiritual, artistic and hard working 18 years old girl. Addicted to exploring our beautiful planet and connecting with fellow earthlings. It was my dreams since I was little, to become a free bird and run around the world.
    I was staring at the pictures of our beautiful planet and imagining how I'm standing there and taking my own pictures. I just made it to independent age and I'm full of plans. I prefer spending time in nature and love all kinds of outdoor adventures, also very experienced in working with animals and vegetarian for 10 years. I'm still studying at veterinary technician high school and I worked with natural horsemanship already for 9 years.
    I am a landscape, action and self portrait photographer and painting/drawing fine artist since very young age, this year I made my first huge wall painting.
    I am a bit crazy, fearless, stubborn, wild and free, independent and I'm not afraid of making sacrifices for things and people that are important to me. At the same time I am very calm, doing a lot of daydreaming and sometimes need some time to fit in.
    I am constantly trying to step out of my comfort bubble, eager to learn and grow through experience all over the world and enjoy thought provoking and challenging conversations. I am motivate, reliable and always happy to help.

  • Interests

    Sailing / Boating
    Yoga / Wellness
    Outdoor activities
    Van life
    Charity work
    Art & design
    Drawing & painting

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

    I'm interested in:  

    DIY and building projects
    Being an elderly companion
    Eco Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about:  

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
  • More details about your skills

    -Assisting during surgeries and any other kind of work as certificated veterinary technician (4 years of studying)
    -A lot of experiences with animals, especially horses (natural horsemanship for 9 years)
    -Experiences with editing pictures (Lightroom and Photoshop)
    -Creative fine arts (painting, sketching, drawing)
    -Photographer, learning video maker
    -Outdoor work (gardening, building)
    -Swimmer / artistic swimmer
    -Playing guitar
    -Good listener
    -Sense for aesthetics
    -Completely trust worthy
    -Able to work alone without supervision
    -Ability to cope up with different situations
    -Whatever I will help you with, I can always make some good
    photos and you can put it on your workaway/instagram/facebook profile ;)
    -Very curious, love to learn new things (would love to learn yoga, meditation,
    surfing, archery, skating, building a van, diving, sailing, vegan cooking, anything I can :))

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Slovenian: Fluent
    Croatian: Intermediate

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  • What else ...

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/elazdesar/
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ela.zdesar.1

    1. part: https://www.youth-hostel.si/en/globetrotter/december-2019/mission-on-a-world-journey-to-dreams-part-1
    2. part: https://www.youth-hostel.si/en/globetrotter/january-2020/mission-on-a-world-journey-to-dreams-part-2

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      I love bees, but sadly allergic to them

    • Special dietary requirements
      vegetarian since the age of 9


Making self-portraits in Reine, the last arctic sunset in Lofoten islands
Colours of nature in autumn
Morning sunrise hills
Sunset outdoor shower in Croatia
Yeah that's me a year ago :P
Winter morning on my birthday day-trip in January
Yup that't me as well, behind the wheel of this pretty 50 feet sailboat in Norway
River surfing in Germany, Munich
Somewhere around 17 hours process and thousands of horses drawings in 18 years before that
That is my room and my big painting wall, I moved half of my furniture out so I can have a painting studio to work and bed to sleep ;)
One of the live-drawing portraits with ink and an imaginary skull experiment with pastels
Acrylic mix of auto-portrait, painting from photo and imagination
Norway madness, like for real I had no idea such a thing exist up there above the Arctic circle
Actually from Slovenia, an hour away where I live. It was such a beautiful day and water so clear...
Working team "In The Same Boat" from Norway:)