Alexandre

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  • Information de voyage

    Actuellement, je suis

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    Hi folks,

    My name is Alex, I'm 33 years old and I'm French.

    I lived (at least that's what I thought) the perfect life in Paris, I had a good job, a lot of friends to go out with, and I released all the stress accumulated by playing sports and working out every day. I was also "the king of organisation" with my little to do lists that I wrote every morning and that reassured me at the end of the day, once everything had been checked.
    And then one day while cleaning my apartment, I came across an old one of these lists, probably several months if not years old, and I realized that it was almost identical to the one I had written that morning...

    So after 5 years as IT manager, I woke up and realized that life is far too short and the world too big to not enjoy every second of it. So I decided to go out of this famous comfort zone, looking for new adventures and experiences. To leave this routine that felt so secure to dive into the unknown.


    Confucius said, "We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one."
    So I started my life in 2017 when I moved to New Zealand for a year. First big trip, so far and so long, without any specific projects, only my backpack and one night of hotel booked. It was pretty scary at first, but it was definitely worth it. Between memories, meeting people, discoveries, new experiences, I must say that this year was extremely full of emotion and adventures!

    It also gave me the strength and motivation to continue my journey and visit New Caledonia and its ancestral customs, to travel the jungle and seabeds of Thailand, to live on a wild island in Cambodia, to surf and walk in the rice fields in the Philippines, climb the chains of the Annapurna and observe tigers, elephants and rhinos in Nepal, go around the Vietnam on a motorcycle, working as a chef in Australia, discover its people and wildlife... And today after 5 years of travels, to explore Canada! It was my father's dream when he was my age to live here, but unfortunately he never had the chance to do it (I'm pretty sure he has no regrets settling in France though haha), so through this journey I feel like I'm connected to him somehow...

    I spent my previous winter working as a musher in the beautiful area of Quebec, all day long outside, in the woods, being close to nature, taking care of 50 wonderful and amazing sled dogs and refocusing on what really matters in these , let's face it, uncertain times. I had the opportunity to live another incredible adventure during the summer, experiencing tree planting for a whole season (5 months!) and I just could not describe how it has such a massive impact on my life ! Heat, rain, and mostly flies won't taste the same anymore haha!
    The next challenge was to cross the country by car in the winter (from Onatchiway, QC to Tofino, BC) and now that I made it, I can say it was a success! I met wonderful people along the way, and just enjoyed each province. I even did my Yoga teaching training in Victoria and am ready to make it a way of life. Last adventure was driving from Vancouver, BC to Dawson City, Yukon and the landscapes, wildlife, little towns along the way just blew my mind, and camping just brought me even closer to nature.

    Curious by nature, positive and open-minded, I am passionate, attentive and hard-working. I also like to share time, stories, laughs. I like to stay in shape and spend time outdoors, am passionate about sciences and nutrition in particular, I play the guitar and the piano, I love animals and I am very attentive with children. I also have my international driving license, do not smoke nor use drugs and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Moving is the key !
    I'd say I'm a flexitarian, avoiding meat, fish and dairies when I can or rather when I'm on my own, very concerned about the environnement, health and animal welfare, but also humble enough to accept it when offered and knowing how to enjoy it (when the local Filipino fisherman brings a fresh Mahi Mahi to the table and invite you for diner for example !) Anyway, nothing is set in stone and I'm always willing to try new things, change my mind, or just discuss those topics with goodwill :)

    I had hips of experiences with workaway, woofing and helpx, they all went very well and literally changed me and my perception of the world and its people. I definitely like this kind of sharing, looking forward to meeting, learning, and enjoying more special and unique moments.

    I can not wait to explore this beautiful country and its culture, hopefully with you guys :)

    Cheers,

    Alx

  • Centres d’intérêt

    Montagne
    Plage
    Nature
    Camping
    Voile / bateau
    Sports d'aventure
    Sports nautiques
    Sports d'équipe
    Fitness
    Yoga / bien-être
    Danse
    Activités en plein air
    Randonnée
    Ferme
    Jardinage
    Dev. durable
    Animaux
    Animaux de compagnie
    Langues
    Bricolage / artisanat

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  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Romanian: Courant
    Allemand: Débutant

    Plus de détails sur les langues qui m'intéressent
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  • Compétences et connaissances que j'aimerais partager ou apprendre

    Ça m'intéresse :  

    Tenir compagnie à une pers. âgée
    Travail associatif

    J'ai des connaissances :  

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Aider dans une ferme
    Éco-projets
    S’occuper des animaux
    Accueil / tourisme

    Je peux apprendre aux autres :  

    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Langues
    Projets artistiques
    Aide informatique / Internet
    Enseignement
  • Quelles sont vos compétences ?

    Engineer in computer science, I should be able to give a hand in that field.

    But to be honest, I'd love to get a different life, learn new things about animals, plants, farming, building and eco constructions, permaculture...

    I learnt a lot of skills during my previous workaway experiences, from planting trees, renovating and painting houses, building some stairs, gardening or even riding the quad bike to bring the cattle to the valley with sheepdogs! Not an expert in a specific field, more the versatile type, patient and always excited about learning something new.

    I have also a new project in mind which involve permaculture, eco constructions and healthy lifestyle and I will be more than happy to talk about it with you.

    Again I'm crazy about sport, beeing outside, breathing fresh air, so hard work doesn't bother me at all, on the contrary!

    I could also give some french lessons, cook a meal sometime (lasagna, tiramisu and chocolate mousse are my favorites haha), teach the guitar, the piano and why not the handstand (lol)

    In any case it would be a pleasure to share a bit of my experience.

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