Naomi

Origine: Portugal

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    Type de compte

    Compte individuel

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    Destinations

    Italie

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    Dates de voyage

    04.01.2021 - 31.03.2021

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    230

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  • Mon statut

    en voyage

  • Description

    My new years resolution entailed changing my profile on 'Workaway' and getting ready to volunteer in Europe as of May 2020. (Covid-19 made this slightly more complicated!) ;)
    In 2019 I returned to Europe after having traveled through Australia, New Zealand & Brazil for 1,5 years, this to me was a life changing experience!
    During my travels I opted to volunteer via 'Workaway' (by recommendation of a friend) as I found it a great way to meet locals whilst contributing towards all sorts of different activities. I'm so glad I gave it a go as I got to experience the most interesting things i.e. helping out at a sculpture park; managing a pop-up cafe; cooking healthy organic vegetarian/vegan food at a yoga retreat; pruning at a vineyard; helping disabled & elderly people; gardening & landscaping and doing all sorts of DIY jobs.

    My 'journey' started back in 2016 when I decided to make big changes to my life. By 2017 I sold my little business, gave up my flat, sold my car and donated my belongings to charity & friends. The one and only thing I kept was my bicycle, that’s my real Dutch side!
    I’m originally from the Netherlands, my parents migrated to Portugal (South coast, Algarve) in 1980 where they built a campsite, in fact, the first one in that region back then. I have lived in the Algarve most of my life. I tend to visit my family in the Netherlands on a regular basis.
    My education was mainly in Portuguese & English and we all spoke Dutch at home.

    I was lucky to live close to the ocean so I'm a great fan of the beach, sea and nature in general.
    My favourite sport is cycling (mountain biking) and I enjoy long walks along the seaside.
    I have an interest in various forms of art, from dance (I danced classical ballet & contemporary for many years), to photography and music. I was hoping to learn to play the piano again as its one of my favourite instruments.

    "Life is a gift therefore I wish to cherish and be grateful for its journey"
    See you soon!

  • Centres d’intérêt

    Montagne
    Plage
    Nature
    Voile / bateau
    Fitness
    Yoga / bien-être
    Cyclisme
    Danse
    Activités en plein air
    Randonnée
    Bénévolat
    Jardinage
    Dev. durable
    Animaux
    Animaux de compagnie
    Langues
    Architecture
    Art et design
    Arts du spectacle
    Bricolage / artisanat

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  • Compétences et connaissances que j'aimerais partager ou apprendre

    Ça m'intéresse :  

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Tenir compagnie à une personne âgée
    Entretien général
    Aider à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Travail associatif

    J'ai des connaissances :  

    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Aider dans une ferme
    S’occuper des animaux
    Pratique des langues

    Je peux apprendre aux autres :  

    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
  • Quelles sont vos compétences ?

    I was a landscape gardener for +/- 8 years (this was during my 20's), I then managed a small apartment complex for 3 years whereby I was involved with all various departments i.e. front office, back office, staff, customer service, accounts & finance, marketing, maintenance & upkeep.
    For the past 10 years I have been a self-employed property manager and during this period I also outsourced administrative services for a couple of other businesses.

    I offered catering services on weekends and holiday seasons as this was a hobby of mine. Baking and making desserts was my favourite part!
    My parents used to own a campsite on the south coast of Portugal so the hospitality industry has in fact been the foundation to my skills set.

    I have a honours degree in Business studies (Management) and I was awarded a 'WSET level 1 award in wines' (QCF) in London.
    I enjoy the role of being a host, I'm not afraid in getting my hands dirty, I don't mind doing things on my own and I'm happy to take on new challenges.

  • Langues parlées

    English: Courant
    Spanish: Courant
    Dutch: Courant
    Portuguese: Courant
    French: Débutant
    Italian: Débutant

  • Âge

    43

  • Nationalité

    Dutch

  • Autres infos...

    I can say that I'm efficient, meticulous and good at resolving problems.
    Being organized and tidy is important to me.
    I would describe myself as social (but enjoy quiet times), curious, friendly, humble and respectful.
    Recycling, upcycling and being environmentally friendly is very important to me.
    Cooking for friends and sharing nice/healthy food is something I really enjoy.
    For me its a real pleasure to meet new people and to be able to help others.

  • Informations complémentaires

    • Fumeur

    • Permis de conduire

    • Allergies

    • Régime alimentaire spécial
      I'm a pescatarian but during my travels I have become a bit of a 'flexitarian'!

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