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  • Travel information

    I am currently

    At home

    My next destination:

    New Zealand - from Sep 2023 until Mar 2024
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  • Description

    Hello, my name is Marja and I live in Amsterdam. For many years I used to travel through Europe on my motorbike. In 2016 I finally sold my bike and changed my way of travelling and my destination. I felt in love with Africa. I have volunteered in a small hospital for the Masai in the Ngorongoro region in Tanzania. And went twice to Madagascar for a offroad adventure on a motorbike and a quad.

    In 2018 I discovered Workaway and spent 2 months on a project named Mother’s Heart Uganda just outside Mbale. In 2019 I took a 12-month leave to discover more of Africa. I Iike to meet local people for a longer time and support them with my knowledge and experience. I have revisited Mothers Heart Uganda for the second time for another 2 months. I moved on to Malawai, Zambia, and Botswana. I ended my year in Namibia, spent some weeks in the middle of the desert in the south of Namibia and ended my stay in on a farm just outside Otjiwarongo. All the places I stayed were Workaway hosts.

    After a year in the Netherlands I felt I need to go again for some adventure. I spent 2021 on Sint Maarten, one of the Caribbean Islands where I had a job as a rehab nurse.

    I came back to Amsterdam and start working again as a district nurse, which I really like, but already making plans for another Workaway experience. I am ready to take another year of in September 2023 to discover New Zealand and Australia.

  • Interests

    Van life
    Charity work
    DIY & crafts
  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

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

    I'm interested in:  

    Being an elderly companion
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
  • More details about your skills

    I am a nurse, I care for people. I also have done several kind of jobs in commercial and hospitality business. I love photography and like to make short movies. I am hands on and I easily fit in. I don't mind basic circumstances. I like the rural life and the beauty of nature. I am a good organiser. And most of all I like to meet people and always interested in their story's.

  • Age


  • What else ...

    I enjoy being with people and always interested to hear their story. I am positive and creative and I easily fit in.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements