Alexander

From: Germany

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Colombia, Mexico

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    Travel dates

    05/03/2019 - 05/05/2020

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  • Description

    Hey Guys!
    My name is Alex, a 28 years old half Russian half German traveller, who hits the road again!
    In year 2014 I´ve completely changed my life, when I quit my law studies, got me an Interrail ticket and went from Germany to Netherlands, Belgium, France, Monaco and Italy. After this trip I was hungry for more, so I went straight to Australia, bought a car, lived inside it and moved from place to place, to work, meet nice people and being alive! After nearly a year, 20.000 kilometres and a full circle around Australia I went for 3 months to Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand) and then back to Germany. After 3 years of studying and working as a Social Worker I was ready for more adventures and travelled from Germany to Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Spain. After this amazing 5 months trip I realised the dream of my life and travelled with the Trans-Siberian Railway from Saint Petersburg to Ulan Bator, the capitol of Mongolia! I had problems to enter into China, so I went to South Korea and then to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. Now I´m here, ready for new adventures :)
    When I look back at my travels, I realise, that the most interesting and memorably moments I´ve head were not only with other backpackers but specially with local people. They opened my eyes for their culture, showed me beautiful places, which you never find in a “Lonely Planet” and gave me the feeling, that I´m really on a journey and not a tourist on holidays. This is the reason, why I want to do Workaway!
    I´m a well-balanced person between Sport/Action and reading plus late night talks in the kitchen. I wouldn’t call me an extrovert or an introvert, just someone, who knows, when he wants to be around people and when the moment is right to take some “Me-Time”.
    I´ve already done HelpX, WOOFing and stayed with 6 hosts, who I found here on Workaway, so there is experience with volunteering.
    There are many interesting people I met during my travels and I worked, for the last 3 years, in an institution for people with a drug addiction. So, I think, there are some stories, that I can share, but to be honest, I prefer to listen to people and hear about their life’s.
    So, guys, I´m seeing forward to hear from you and hopefully to spend some time together!
    Alex 😊

  • Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    - During my time at school I worked 5 years in a restaurant’s kitchen, so I´m always in to cook a nice meal and to learn new recipes.
    - Also, I have done every kind of work during my traveling: working in a hostel, gardening, fruit picking, construction work, babysitting, working in the kitchen (again) and so on. Is there anything I can help at the household, I will do it, as good as I can!
    - At the university I worked as a tutor, so if there are children in the house, I can help them with the homework. And if the kids, or maybe you, want to learn some German, Russian or English, I made a 120-Hour online TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course and I already taught in an English school in Cambodia, where I had pupils between 6 and 20 years old :)

  • Languages spoken

    German, Russian, English, little Spanish

  • Age

    29

  • Nationality

    German/Russian

  • What else ...

    #Boxing #Calisthenics #Cooking #Chess #Existentialism #GoPro #Guitar #Lo-FI #MMA #Mountain Biking #Muay Thai #Road Trip #Reading&Writing #Running #Social Work #Sport #Taoism #Train Travel #Traveling #Workaway #Zen

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

Photos

Germany, Münster Aasee
Cambodia, Kratie English School
Australia, Red Cliffs Hostel
Turkey, Istanbul Hanchi Hostel
Russia, Georgievsk Home Education
Mongolia, Gobi Desert
Germany, Münster Boxing Gym
Georgia, Kazbegi
Australia, Mildura Orange Farm
Australia, Nullabor Longest Straight Road in the World (146.6 km)
Australia, Darwin
Thailand, Phi Phi
Australia, Red Cliffs Hostel
Australia, Broome Pearl Farm
Germany, Unna Remise Cafe

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