Lily

From: United States

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Albania, Armenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Norway, Serbia, Sweden, United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    28/05/2019 - 12/04/2020

  • number of facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends

    254

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Top Workawayer
    Facebook verified

  • Description

    I’m a retired engineer, started volunteering works through world travelings since 2010. My journeys allowed me to reach and connect with people, together we worked, we shared, we learned from each other, and we become part of a global community.
    My expertise:
    *️️️️️️️️️️️Helped hosts' business with photography & video, web design, computer work, technical or commercial language translation (English & Mandarin)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️Taught English & Mandarin in the school classroom environment and tutoring in private homes
    *️️️️️️️️️️️Cooked and taught hosts how to cook delicious Asian food with health-conscious
    *️️️️️️️️️️️Helped hosts with organic farming and taking care of animals. Back home, we grow organic gardens as well
    *️️️️️️️️️️️Helped hosts organizing and clean spaces.
    Personal info:
    I love outdoor hiking, biking, mountain climbing, yoga, meditation, swimming, group dancing. I love cooking with healthy conscious; strive to keep myself physically and mentally active and fit.
    Married for 30 plus years, my husband loves to stay home playing his piano at least 6 hours a day, while I wish to travel as much as possible :)

    Since I was being asked too often about my photography.
    Currently, I use Pixiset App to share my photography with people who shared their lifestyles with me. I would always give away my photos for free for cultural exchanges.

    My Couchsurfing site: https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/portland
    My photography website: http://lilyd83.wix.com/lilyd (inactive, but you can take a peek)
    My FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/YourPhotographerLily (inactive due to my traveling in remote places)

  • 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?

    Photography and editing, Computer, Web Design, Teaching Languages, Cooking, Gardening, Farming, Art Project.

  • Languages spoken

    English, Mandarin

  • Age

    65

  • Nationality

    USA

  • What else ...

    Here are some highlights of the works I had done through my journeys and or at home.
    - Photographed for NGO's and unprivileged people in India since 2010-2017
    - Sailing photography job on the Mediterranean Sea 2012
    - Taught English in the language school in Japan for 3 months 2013
    - Taught English in Muslim schools in Indonesia twice from 2014 to 2015
    - Photography and web design for three small businesses owners in Australia 2014
    - Had a cooking job on Majorca island, Spain, and organic farming and cooking in South France 2014
    - Photographed for elephants jungle sanctuary in Thailand 2015
    - Harvest job in Canada, learning sustainable farming in Idaho, USA 2015
    - Homestay for cultural exchange in an old mining town, Wales; Warsaw, Poland, and Kolkata, India 2016
    - Photography and video projects, plus taught English class for a French culinary school for one month 2017
    - Worked for a handmade roof tiles production and homestay near Sibiu, Romania 2017
    - Worked on an organic farm on the Greek Island Evia 2017
    - Taught Mandarin classes in elementary school, summer camp, and tutoring at private homes in Portland, OR USA 2017-2019
    - A photography project in Stockholm, Sweden for one month 2019
    - Au pair experience near Venice, Italy with a multi-racial family for two weeks 2019
    - A remote village life experience in Bulgarian. Water shortage, power flaky, no steady internet, complete live in nature. 2019
    - Worked in Kutch, Gujarat India as a photographer, video and movie maker. India 2019
    - Worked in a honey bee farm in Japan in the September 2019

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

Photos

A shot for iMovie in Gujarat, India
A handmade peace-crane in silver. A very hard-work but super satisfying.
Had a taste of roasted goat with the people on Amorgos Island, Greece
My Canadian host Verdell
With host family at organic farm and cultural retreat center in Basque Country South France
People on the Amorgos Island, Greece
@ organic farm in Thailand
My host in Netherland
My host family in Kolkata, India
Teaching kids second language in elementary school, Portland
My french host loved my cooking
My host in Japan
Receiving a welcome gesture from my little host.
Pet portrait

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