Christian & Mariam

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  • Travel information

    Travelling


    Hikes, cycling, water sports, history tours

  • Description

    Hi, we’re Christian & Mariam, a couple from the UK who decided to give life on the road together a go back in 2019. Between us, we graduated university, left a job and sold a house to make all this possible. And while Covid did cut our initial adventure in Asia short, we were lucky to find opportunities that allowed us to explore the Balkans over the last 8 months.

    We have recently arrived in Central America, and the plan (simply put) is to work our way down and see how far we get. We are both incredibly passionate about diving into new cultures. As a multiracial couple, we have seen firsthand how beautiful it is when two different backgrounds come together. We love immersing ourselves into each fresh place through music, food, history, and language, and are always open to trying new experiences.

    Having met while volunteering in Borneo back in 2018, travel has always been a huge part of our relationship. Through remote work in the fields of copywriting and digital marketing, as well as our previous Workaway projects, we have been able to actualise our goal of making a nomadic lifestyle more sustainable. We also aim to bring these skills to any future Workaways we do, and very much look forward to the opportunity of working together!

  • Interests

    Beach
    Nature
    Camping
    Adventure sports
    Water sports
    Team sports
    Fitness
    Yoga / Wellness
    Cycling
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Charity work
    Gardening
    Sustainability
    Animals
    Languages
    Writing
    Movies & TV
    Music
    Videography

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

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Being an elderly companion
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Art Projects

    Able to teach about:  

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    Our combined work background ranges from Education, Charity, Management, Media & Communications, Manufacturing, Retail and Hospitality.

    Having graduated with a degree in Business with Finance, I (Christian) began working full-time in a manufacturing plant, whilst also bartending on the side. By the time I left the company, I was managing the Repairs team and responsible for running the Tooling department. I have since been up-skilling in Digital Marketing, and also have reasonable experience with construction from decorating my own house in the UK.

    I (Mariam) graduated with a degree in English Literature & Creative Writing, and have since been working as a freelance copywriter for various businesses, platforms and clients. Most recently, my projects consisted of a travel agency and up-and-coming Travel Magazine, however I also enjoy writing about culture and activism, and have previous experience as an Editor and English Tutor.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Persian (Farsi): Fluent
    German: Intermediate

    More details about my language interests
    This workawayer has indicated that they would be interested in sharing their language(s) or learning a new language. You can contact them directly to discuss this.

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  • Age

    29 & 25

  • What else ...

    Over the last few years, we feel that we have picked up some good little hacks during our adventures that have really helped stretch our budgets and made travelling easier. However, there have also been many challenges and learning points along the way.

    As a result, we began a new page called Budget Backpackers, a platform dedicated to living nomadically and working remotely, offering a number of resources to help individuals make the transition to full-time travel. For more, find us on Instagram @budget.backpackers.

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    • Special dietary requirements
      Vegetarian

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