From: Czech Republic
Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
01/12/2017 - 30/04/2020
my name is Pavlina but most of my English speaking friends call me "Pav"... just to make it easier. I was born in the Czech Republic (not sure you have heard of... it is a small country in the middle of Europe) but I lived in 5 different countries and I am (somehow) able to speak 5 languages.... well, OK, my Dutch is very basic but at least something :) My dream is to be fluent in 6 languages ....still a journey to go! Oh,yeah....
I lived and worked in Belgium for 3 years but realized that "the office work is not for me" so I left my job, my friends and country behind and went for travelling. I started my trip in January 2017 and went to Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia), then I returned back to Belgium to earn some money and officially finish my stay there. I was also travelling in Iran for about one month. After I went to Southeast Asia again and spent 4 months in Vietnam and Taiwan (travelling and volunteering). After this trip when I was running out of money, I decided to go back to my country of origin and spend some time there. And now? I am ready for a new adventure!
What do you need to know about me? Hmm...I have tons of energy. You will probably not see me sitting still and doing nothing. I love being outside in the nature, doing sport, talking to people, cooking/baking (oh, I really love baking), learning new languages, reading and definitely travelling.
My biggest passion is sport (and travelling, of course). I wished I was a professional sportwoman.... but dunno which sport, preferably all .... or at least cross country skiing, skating, cycling, climbing, hiking (not sure there are the professional hikers), obstalce running and everything enough challenging.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
This summer I worked as a tour guide, I had 2 types of tours.:
1 - guiding people in the nature - I picked them at at the train station, then we went to the national park or mountains and I guided them there. We walked about 15km. Most of the clients were young (up to 40 years old) but I also had people that were over 75years old for this trips :) I did the tours in English and French.
2 - driving people between big cities and guiding them on the way (Prague - Munich/Berlin/Vienna and Bratislava). We had 3-4 stops on the way (castles, nice historical cities or a beautiful piece of nature). The group were up to 8 people, all the tours were in English. For more info, check the reviews on the company website: https://www.sidetriptours.com/guide/pavlina-cz
VOLUNTEER AT SPORT EVENTS
As said, my biggest passion is sport hence being a volunteer at any sport event is just a pleasure. I was volunteering at Obstacle Running Courses in Belgium (Strong Viking) and the Czech Republic (Gladiator Race - 4x and Spartan Race) and the tasks I was responsible for:
- being at the obstacle and helping to overcome
- kids race
- cleaning up
When I was at university, I was volunteering in the largest international organization run by students. We did international internships and were responsible for education of young people. We organized the conferences where we delivered training, workshops and seminars about different topics. This was very useful when I was in Myanmar where I worked on the Youth Empowerement Project. Together with another 9 volunteers, we prepared workshops about presentations skills, career planning and self-awarness to over 1000 university students. This was an amazing experience. I love teaching but do not like following rules and standards. I always try to be creative but effective as much as possible.
My teaching experience
-English teacher for the language agency in Kazakhstan for 3 months
-Teaching Czech, French and English in the Primary School in Russia for 2 months
-Teaching English via skype (using mindmaps) for 6 months
- Language school Panda in Vietnam for 1 mont
I grew up in the village so I am quite familiar with working in a farm. I did it as a summer job when I was a student. I know how to plant and harvest different kind of vegetable and fruits, take care of animals (rabbits, ducks, chicken, pigs , cows).... I mean I am not an expert but know the basics.
I am not afraid of any job and I am more than intersted in learning something new.
English, French, Czech, Russian
Special dietary requirements