Alexis & Victor

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  • Information de voyage

    Actuellement, nous sommes

    en voyage

    Les activités qui nous intéressent :

    We love to be outside! Jobs that allow us to have ample time in the outdoors, either for the work itself or in our free time, are ideal for us! We enjoy being able to learn new skills and practices!

    Notre prochaine destination :

    Ecuador - du Oct 2021 au Jan 2022
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  • Description

    *Last updated December 21, 2021
    We are a young, active, vegetarian married couple that left Bogotá in July 2021 in favor of seeing Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru through Workaway experiences. We are going very slowly, staying with hosts a week or two each, in order to get to know the area we're in and also see our projects to completion.
    Projects that interest us most are planting trees, gardening, cooking, animal care, and anything else physical and/or outside. Language exchange and childcare opportunities are also welcome. We are always looking to learn new skills to challenge ourselves, so we are not intimidated by trying something for the first time.

  • Centres d’intérêt

    Montagne
    Nature
    Camping
    Sports d'aventure
    Fitness
    Yoga / bien-être
    Danse
    Activités en plein air
    Randonnée
    Vie en van
    Ferme
    Jardinage
    Menuiserie
    Dev. durable
    Animaux
    Animaux de compagnie
    Langues
    Art et design
    Bricolage / artisanat
    Écriture

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  • Compétences et connaissances que nous aimerions partager ou apprendre

    Ça nous intéresse :  

    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / Internet

    Nous avons des connaissances :  

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Tenir compagnie à une pers. âgée
    Aider dans une ferme
    Éco-projets
    Aider à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux
    Accueil / tourisme
    Travail associatif
    Projets artistiques

    Nous pouvons apprendre aux autres:  

    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Pratique des langues
    Enseignement
  • Quelles sont vos compétences ?

    We are both open to learning anything new. We like to work physically but have creative opportunities as well.
    Since we both worked on cruise ships for a few years, (how we met) we are extremely flexible* with schedules and activities changing by the hour. *Except that we are not open to being apart of animal agriculture.
    Alexis is a licensed Health Teacher with nearly a decade of experience with children in some capacity, but wants to try something new. After university, she moved to Korea to teach English. Upon her return, she was a substitute teacher of all ages and subjects while also working with kids and adults with a range of different/disabilities. Next, she worked in the Kids' Club/nursery onboard cruise ships. Most recently, she taught English online to students in China, something she also did while backpacking around Europe for 8 months. Alexis can check/update grammar of profiles or other documents if desired.
    Victor has worked many jobs in a variety of fields, mostly sales and communications. After high school, he was in the Colombian Police Force before starting on ships. There, he worked in different sales departments; his favorite was in the art gallery. He speaks multiple languages and loves to practice them with anyone he can! Victor's greatest skills to be utilized are his attention to detail and persistent focus toward a goal. Any technological, organizational, or cleaning task given will be executed thoroughly. His English is also near-perfect, after having lived in England for a year.
    From April-June 2020, we worked with four different Workaway hosts while traveling around in our van through the Western United States.
    **Workaway-specific experience: With past hosts, we have done: composting, weeding, (of beds/gardens as well as general property weeding) weedwhacking, planting of seeds and transferring of smaller plants into gardens and beds, watering, construction of planters/large beds and wooden patio furniture with power tools, spiritual/cultural exchange, teaching English to children and adults, animal care, home renovations, dry stone construction, painting, coffee processing, home organization, general cleaning, general physical labor, and more!

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Français: Intermédiaire
    Italien: Intermédiaire

    Plus de détails sur les langues qui m'intéressent
    Alexis is a native English speaker from Minnesota, USA. She is fully capable of holding a conversation in Spanish, but could always use more practice! Victor is a native Spanish speaker from Bogotá, Colombia. He is interested in expanding his intermediate holding of Italian and French. We are currently learning American sign language together.

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  • Âge

    29 & 27

  • Autres infos...

    In between work experiences, we like to hike, bike, swim, kayak, read, write, cook, learn languages, meditate and practice yoga, and cook some more.
    We enjoy discussing poetry, philosophy, spirituality, space, travel, you name it!
    We love games! Board games, card games, word games. Victor is a chess champion. Alexis almost always wins Connect 4, though.
    Other preferred sedentary time passers include reading, writing, watching documentaries and movies, practicing languages, and creative projects when possible.

    ***In response to our one 3-star review: That was left for us after we had left a 4-star review for the host. The host was upset because her English Institute sells packages to students promising to be taught by native English speakers, but isn't willing to pay for teachers, so she only uses Workaway. By us giving her a less-than-amazing review, we hurt her chances of getting unpaid volunteers, thus potentially toppling her whole business structure, which is honestly a bit of a scam. We do have standards but we do not think we are demanding. We are very communicative with our hosts before and during our stays, we remain flexible about living and working conditions, but we always leave factual feedback for future volunteers because this is a community in which honesty is invaluable. We hope you will be able to look beyond her sour and spiteful review and give us a chance to help out on your projects.***

  • Informations complémentaires

    • Fumeur

    • Permis de conduire

    • Allergies
      No known allergies aside from seasonal/airborne irritants (for Alexis)

    • Régime alimentaire spécial
      Between vegan and vegetarian.

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