Nikos

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

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    Travel dates

    05/02/2019 - 01/01/2021

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    1936

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  • Description

    I am currently traveling southeast Asia by motorbike and looking for some exciting places to volunteer! So I've been on the road for 2 years now volunteering with Workaway! I think it's time for a little update on what I've been doing, so here goes!

    I grew up in the US, but now I'm based in London, though I can't really call it home since I mostly live on the road traveling! My goal with Work Away is to experience many different cultures and gain experience in other areas. I come from a finance background and also have experience in Social Media & Event Planning.

    I'm interested in opening a hostel in Europe, during the last few years I have spent a lot of time volunteering and working with hostels to learn and share experiences. I take every experience on as if it was my own business, so I approach my stay with great passion and responsibility!

    I’ve come to learn, there is more than one way to live and be successful in our lives. Shortly after I began traveling the novelty of traveling for the sake of it wore off and I wanted to experience something more productive. I began to volunteer in a variety of fields while I was in Southeast Asia, it gave a deeper connection to the places I was visiting rather than being a tourist passing by.

    Now I can't imagine any other style of travel!
    I hope to work with you soon!

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    Event planning, DJ, Social Media, Photography, Videography/Editing, Customer Service.
    Most recently I have volunteered in many hostels & home-stays. Anywhere from reception work to managing the hostel, socializing with guests, planning events & activities, and creating atmosphere.

    Here are some of my favorite experiences so far:

    Thailand: I worked closely with many hostels in Thailand planning events, pub crawls, and tours with the guests. It was such a blast learning the local culture and living the Thai lifestyle.

    Cambodia: On an island Eco-Resort I worked in the restaurant and beach bar, as well as assisting in the daily operations. The laid back island lifestyle wasn't hard to get into at all!

    Vietnam: I spent a few weeks in a small village teaching English to young children, I found it to be incredibly rewarding.

    Montenegro: I worked with a family run hostel, entertaining the guests and planning events. Daily boat trips around the Adriatic coast! They were voted best hostel in the country for 2018!

    Myanmar: By far one of my most amazing experiences, I led motorbike/e-bike tours for sunrises and sunsets, as well as organized sunset boat trips. Leading large groups of 20-30 people we had a blast and ended the month with wonderful reviews from the guests.

    In most of my WorkAway experiences, I have helped revamp Social Media agendas and spent time working closely with owners in order to optimize their online presence. I find it to be a very important aspect of your business and I am happy to share what I've learned.

    I've gained so many wonderful experiences and learned new skills while volunteering, but I am eager to continue learning more!

  • Languages spoken

    English, Greek

  • Age

    33

  • Nationality

    British / American / Greek Cypriot

  • What else ...

    I know many people use WorkAway to save money or extend their travels, which I greatly appreciate the opportunity. My main goal, however, is experiences and friendships! I like to make a local connection and leave my mark everywhere I visit.

    So if we work together, I hope we can make real friendships and learn from each other, more than just a job!

    I am very eager to gain some new experiences and learn about local cultures.
    I'm also especially happy to try new foods and diets!

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

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