Eric

From: Germany

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay

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    Travel dates

    01/02/2015 - 01/02/2021

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Top Workawayer

  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    I've been traveling for 5.5 years nonstop now, before I was a professional musician (guitar/vocals) for 15 years, having performed in 25 countries. I'm a certified Yoga and Pilates Teacher, working as a Personal Trainer for 10 years. I'm vegan and neither drink nor smoke but respect other approaches to life. I have lived in various countries, including 8 months as a radio correspondent in New York, a winter on the island of Gozo (Malta) writing a novel, 3 months in Nepal volunteering in orphanages, 1 month in India studying Yoga, a sunny year working on the island of Sicily (Italy), 9 months in Mexico, 9 months in Guatemala, 6 months in El Salvador and 8 months in Colombia. I'm currently (September 2020) traveling in Colombia.

    Past adventures, 2012 - 2015

    2012: walked 750 km on the Camino de Santiago through Spain
    2013: cycled 1800 km from Hanoi to Saigon through Vietnam
    2014: 3 months in Australia, looking after the energetic kids of my wonderful hosts, house-sitting and gardening. 1 month in New Zealand, cooking vegan meals for a family, teaching Yoga in a hostel. Returned to Germany for a few months, started again February 2015, haven't stopped since.

    Recent adventures, 2015 - 2018

    2 months at a permaculture farm in Spain, planting veggies
    1 month at an organic farm in Italy, planting lettuce, walking the dogs
    2 weeks in Italy organizing the studio of a musician, decluttering the 400 year old house
    2 months at an Eco building camp in Poland, cooking vegan food for 10 people, teaching Yoga
    1 month at a vegan festival in Italy, food prep, teaching Yoga
    2 months in a guest house in Turkey. playing guitar at dinner, teaching Yoga, doing dishes
    1 month at a vegan B&B in Italy, painting the gate, walking the dog, teaching Pilates
    1 year (!) in Italy (Catania, Sicily), working in a hostel and as a musician. Bella Sicilia!
    1 month backpacking across Cuba
    3 months in a holistic community in Mexico City, cooking vegan food, renovating the house
    3 weeks in a guest house in Puerto Escondido (Mexico), teaching Personal Training, gardening
    2 months in a raw vegan shop in Zihuatanejo (Mexico), walking the dogs, house/pets/kid-sitting
    2 months helping with Tiny Home Building in the Rocky Mountains (USA), volunteering at an animal shelter
    2 months in Belize, working at a vegan farm in the jungle, couchsurfing along the coast
    3 weeks in a cooking school in Antigua (Guatemala), translating classes from Spanish to English
    1 week helping with organic tooth paste production in San Juan del Obispo (Guatemala)

    Current adventures, 2018 - 2020

    5 months in a cafe at Lake Atitlan (Guatemala), teaching Yoga, performing live music
    1 week on a sailboat at Lake Izabal (Guatemala), cooking vegan meals, scrubbing the deck
    4 months teaching Yoga, Personal Training and giving massage in a jungle hostel in Semuc Champey (Guatemala)
    7 months giving massage and teaching Yoga in a beach hotel in Intipuca Beach (El Salvador)
    2 weeks in a hostel in Samara, receptionist (Costa Rica)
    2 weeks in a guest house / event center in Ojochal (Costa Rica), house/dog-sitting, gardening
    1 month in a dog shelter in Pueblo Nuevo (Costa Rica), training and walking abandoned dogs
    3 months in a B&B in San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico), reception and housekeeping
    1 month teaching Yoga and working on a local cacao farm on Ometepe Island (Nicaragua)
    2 months teaching Yoga in El Valle de Anton and Panama City (Panama)
    2 weeks teaching Yoga in Medellin (Colombia)
    7 months teaching Yoga and helping in the vegan kitchen at an Ecolodge in Jardin (Colombia)

    I'm a reliable grown-up, young at heart, clean and a true minimalist - my backpack is 5 kg, my (deserted) home in Hamburg (Germany) is a small camping van. See you soon somewhere on this superb planet,

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

    I'm interested in:  

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Being an elderly companion
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    Being a certified Yoga/Pilates Teacher and Personal Trainer, I can help losing weight, gaining flexibility and getting stronger. I'm happy to cook vegan food for people, If you need a house-sitter and/or somebody to look after your pets, I've done both many times. And if you've got a guitar, I can teach you how to play and sing or entertain your guests with classics from Cash to Sinatra.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Italian: Beginner

  • Age

    49

  • Nationality

    german

  • What else ...

    If you think catering for vegans is difficult, think again: Fruits, vegetables, grains and beans are available everywhere. I often cook for people who are interested in trying vegan food, it's delicious, cheap and quick. I totally respect other diets, to each their own.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      vegan but care-free, just fruits, veggies, rice, oats, lentils, beans etc.

Photos

brush cutting in Australia 2013
babysitting in Australia 2014
child care in Australia 2014
teaching Yoga in Turkey, 2015
cycling 2000 km through Vietnam 2013
teaching Yoga in Turkey 2015
rocking Russia with Kingdom Come, 2011
animal shelter in the Rocky Mountains, USA 2017
digging up the soil in Colorado, USA, 2017
teaching Yoga in Guatemala, 2019
dog sitting in Mexico 2017
dog training in Costa Rica 2018
dog shelter in Costa Rica 2018

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