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Hi, I'm Allen. I'm originally from the US, but I have also spent several years living abroad. My father spent most of his career working in East Asia and the Middle East. Growing up hearing his travel stories and living in a very ethnically diverse environment inspired in me a great curiosity about other places and cultures. Naturally, I grew up to love traveling (I've visited over 20 countries across four continents so far), learning languages, and meeting people from different places. Though it might sound strange, I often find I feel more at home with people who aren't from my country.
I also enjoy making music, drawing, meditation, yoga, discussing philosophy, poetry, films, and cooking. I'm open-minded and always curious about other people's passions, so no matter what your interests we'll find something in common.
InterestsBeachNatureSailing / BoatingFitnessYoga / WellnessCyclingDancingHikingAnimalsPetsLanguagesArchitectureArt & designPerforming artsDrawing & paintingWritingBooksMovies & TVMusicVideography
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Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn
I'm interested in:Hospitality/Tourism
Some knowledge of:GardeningCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelping around the houseAnimal CareArt ProjectsTeaching
Able to teach about:Language practice
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I have a degree in linguistics, a CELTA certificate, and teaching experience both in a language academy as well as privately.
I love cooking and baking. I am an omnivore now, but I was vegetarian for over ten years, so I have had plenty of practice cooking both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes.
As children, my sister and I spent many weekends helping our parents with home renovation projects, so I have some experience painting, tiling (including mosaics), gardening, etc. If it's not something I've done before, I'm always happy to learn a new skill!
I grew up with cats and dogs, so I'm comfortable taking care of animals. I also like to play guitar and would be happy to share what I know if you're interested.
Persian (Farsi): Beginner
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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