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    Activities i am interested in:

    After 6 wonderful weeks in Sri Lanka early 2022, I am not sure whats planned for Jan 2023 but it needs to be warm :)
    Always interested to hear from other mature solo travellers.

    My next destination:

    Vietnam - from Jan 2023 until Mar 2023
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  • Description

    Dear Work Away Hosts,

    I worked for many years in corporate marketing based firstly in London, followed by 20 years in the Middle East and Africa.
    I am now semi retired, working occasionally as a freelance marketing content creator, dog sitting or helping with the family Bed and Breakfast - managing the guests, cleaning, cooking breakfast and generally taking care of visitors.

    The rest of the time I am free to follow my heart, which leads me to new people, places and experiences. I am currently writing a humorous memoir on my travels and the new experience of mid-life!

    When I am home in England I live on my gorgeous narrow boat on the river, enjoying time alone reading, writing and walking along the river, plus socialising with family, friends and my boat neighbours.

    I have a TEFL qualification and although I have never formally worked as a teacher, this is something I would like to practice in schools or helping the families, friends and local staff to practice their English conversation skills to become more fluent and confident.
    I can also help with ideas on marketing and promotion of your business to tourists, and am an experienced copy writer so can help you with your marketing content.

    I love music festivals, hiking and yoga, plus reading.
    I used to sail regularly and have just tried paddle boarding. I also enjoy trying new food and learning about growing vegetables - happy to help in the kitchen - one of my favourite things about travelling is staying in hostels and sharing stories with other travellers.

    I am an amateur Tarot healer and love the conversations and opportunities it creates, bringing confidence and clarity to people, empowering them to lead their best life.

    I am currently curating my second half of life and wish to fill it with travelling, meeting people and learning new things. Anything that offers an inspiring experience.

    My latest trips have been around Kerala, India; Oaxaca Mexico - learning Spanish - Cuba, Cambodia and Laos, Thailand. In October 2019 I was in Costa Rica for the baby turtle season and saw so many beautiful animals.

    I look forward to being invited to your home.
    Rachel :)

  • Interests

    Sailing / Boating
    Yoga / Wellness
    Outdoor activities
    Charity work
    Art & design
    Cooking & food

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  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

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

    I'm interested in:  

    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work

    Some knowledge of:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Being an elderly companion
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
  • More details about your skills

    Marketing, Teaching English, managing/cleaning hostel, tour guide/tourist support, clean driving licence

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  • What else ...

    My children are grown up and I am enjoying travelling, meeting new people and cultures and experiencing mid life without a road map. I am currently writing my first creative nonfiction book.

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    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements




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