From: Czech Republic
01/05/2019 - 01/12/2019
Hi, my name's Marketa, I'm a freelance English teacher and tour guide (cycling&hiking). I love learning languages (I'm focusing on French right now), practicing yoga, rock climbing, reading tons of books, writing, arts&crafts...
Over the years I slowly strained from a 9-to-5 job to being a freelancer and organizing my own schedule. And although I traveled a lot, especially during the past few years, I still felt something missing...
I've always had a dream to travel the world long-term, work and learn languages and do something that matters. And Workaway is the best option to do exactly that!
Because traveling for me is like a happy drug - the more I do it, the more I'm hungry for another trip. And let's face it, it's not only perfect for broadening one's horizons but also a great way to learn to appreciate one's own home.
Things I especially enjoy:
- coffee, lots
- coming from Pilsen, CZ, the home of all lager beer, I would be crazy not to like it :). Also good wine, dry
- chilling in a hammock
- creating, decorating, trying new techniques and constantly collecting new ideas for creative DIY projects
- singing and dancing though I'm not particularly good at either. I'm learning how to play ukulele right now.
- writing - short stories, book ideas, blog posts, to do lists, bucket lists, funny words, linguistic jokes....
- building and fixing things
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
I'd say I'm very handy - I can fix a leaking faucet, chop firewood, or change oil in my motorbike. I'm an experienced driver (car+motorbike), and I can tie knots :). Or do something I've never done before, just show me how.
I have some experience with demolition and building (painting, building fences, drywall installation) and can of course use all the common and electric tools (saw, drill, etc.).
I can also set up my own blog, manage my website, prepare a presentation, give a speech, organize a tour holiday, create DIY decorations or run a class. And I make great coffee, too :).
My so far colourful work experience:
-tour guide (Scotland, Corsica, Italy, France, UK) - cycling and hiking tours
-English teacher in a private language school in CZ
-barista at wine+coffee bar in CZ
-volunteer at pop-up airport at AfrikaBurn 2018
-organizer and instructor of my own arts&crafts workshops (polymer clay, fabric printing, flower arrangement...) in CZ
-travel manager (individual, group, corporate, and tailor-made tours) in Prague, CZ
-cycling instructor in Mallorca
-camp cook (for 50 clients) in Corsica
-waitress and motel housekeeper in the USA (Work&Travel Program)
-barmaid in cocktail bar in Germany
-strawberry picker in Ireland
-au-pair in the UK
-children tourist club leader in CZ
I have a great sense of responsibility, I'm quick to learn and willing to do my best.
Czech, English, German, French (beginner/conversational), Spanish (beginner), Italian (beginner)
I want to spend 2019 traveling all over the world and while being usefuI to other people or a cause I want to do and learn things I only dreamed about until now. It's time to hit the bucket list!
cats (light), bee sting
Special dietary requirements
I prefer fresh produce, cooking and clean eating. I try to minimize gluten and carbs.