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Hey. I am Vinny.
I am very much a social creature and I really like meeting new people and being helpful when I can.
I have worked in hospitality for many years and in tourism for approximately 5 years. I love working as a tour guide as it gives me the opportunity to do many things that I love, such as learning about history, culture and languages, travelling, and sharing all of these passions and wonderful experiences with others.
I am a huge fan of music and I like to play guitar and sing. I enjoy the outdoors, animals, hiking, camping, kayaking, climbing, playing some sports and just enjoying nature. I enjoy chilling out with a movie too.
I really enjoy travelling to new places and have visited more countries in Europe than I haven't. I like quizzes, escape rooms, and anything that challenges my brain, and I enjoy social games too, such as charades, Pictionary, poker and others. I enjoy cooking and being innovative in the kitchen.
I have a BA in Philosophy with creative writing, a certificate in Radio broadcasting, and have also attended courses in Outdoor activity instructing and Bar and restaurant skills.
I found out bout workaway from a couchsurfer who stayed with me in 2019. I hosted around 60 people in my tiny apartment over the course of about 11 weeks that summer in Galway, Ireland, and a few more in Autumn 2020 in my home town of Ballina, and hosting was one of the best things I ever did. The people I met were wonderful and we shared great times together. I believe the people on workaway share a similar philosophy and I am looking forward to meeting many of them now that I have joined the platform.
I have been living with a Swedish family for my time here in Sweden and this has helped me learn about the culture and to practice my Swedish, and I am looking forward to meeting more Swedes and learning even more in the coming months.
InterestsMountainNatureCampingHitchhikingSailing / BoatingAdventure sportsTeam sportsCyclingOutdoor activitiesHikingFarmingGardeningSustainabilityAnimalsLanguagesDIY & craftsWritingBooksMovies & TVMusic
show moreAstronomyCooking & foodCultureHistorySelf developmentEvents & socialPlant care
Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn
I'm interested in:Being an elderly companionEco ProjectsAnimal CareCharity WorkArt ProjectsHelping with Computers/ InternetTeaching
Some knowledge of:GardeningLife at a FarmstayHelping around the houseLanguage practice
Able to teach about:DIY and building projectsBabysitting and creative playGeneral MaintenanceCreating/ Cooking family mealsHospitality/Tourism
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I have many jobs over the years and I can safely say that between these jobs and doing work around my own homes and others, I have done a little, or a lot, of almost everything. I don't mind hard work. I enjoy gardening, cooking, building things, spending time with others, and I am a fast learner and always keen to try new things.
My jobs have included maintenance, construction, food preparation, boat restoration, bar and restaurant, houseman in a hotel, sales and many other things.
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I requested a 3 week stay with Stefan and ended up staying for five, returning to visit throughout the summer many times, and still now. I made many new friends and shared some great times and experiences with so many lovely people around the grill in