From: United States

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

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    Travel dates

    03/04/2015 - 17/12/2018

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  • Description

    15 workaways.... and counting.
    ~3.5 years of "living abroad".... and counting

    Hi there,
    I'm Poppy!
    I think of myself as upbeat and adventurous!
    Always to be found with a smile on my face because seeing someone else smile makes other people happy (mirror neurons!) So I live with a positive outlook, happy to have experiences and be alive :)

    Prefer to be surrounded by nature (LOVE skiing, cycling, hiking, and swimming)... but I equally appreciate the culture and eclectic activities of a vibrant city.

    I'm a nomadic soul who hasn't stayed in one place for more than a couple months in the past 3 years. I tend to explore lesser known places, or known places in different or unique ways. I like to stay long enough to experience the culture though, and prefer slow travel and experiencing cities through hostels, hitchhiking, and workaway.

  • Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project

  • What skills do you have?

    BA in Psychology, BA in Global Studies.
    TEFL certified.
    VARIETY of experience- Have volunteered teaching in summer camps, cooked and planned events for refugee organizations, cooked, bartended, or waitressed in ski resorts & beach resorts, been an Aupair, worked reception & cleaning in various hostels, created workshops & designed flyers for NGOs, created events independently, helped harvest on farms, helped painting walls & sanding wood, cooked for families...... up to ANY task!

    1. Artsy things! Photography, drawing, dancing, singing, playing piano, & learning guitar :)
    2. Languages- I speak Romanian and English fluently, proficient in Spanish and Italian, know bits of other languages as well..
    3. English Teaching- Have about 4 years experience teaching kids and adults all around the world; private lessons, school lessons, in summer-camps, and online lessons.
    4. Event-planning/coordinating- One big passion of mine is bringing people together and creating activities where we can meet and learn from one another! I also like helping people plan parts of their own life & travel....
    5. Hosting workshops, public speaking- I believe there are NO limits to learning! I enjoy speaking in front of people, and creating an atmosphere of shared knowledge.
    6.. Yoga, meditation, philosophy and writing... I tend to be equally extroverted and introspective. Love to facilitate deep discussions with others, as well as share moments of tranquility together.
    7. Blogging/vlogging/website design/graphic design- I love making videos, flyers, social media posts...etc.
    8. Vegetarian cooking & baking- I see cooking as another form of art!

    But, I believe that my biggest skill is my happiness and outlook on life.
    I believe everyday is a great day if we choose to see it as such.
    The invisible (our thoughts) creates the visible (our world)!

  • Languages spoken

    Romanian, English, Spanish, Italian

  • Age


  • Nationality

    US Citizen/ Romanian citizen

  • What else ...

    Studying, working, and volunteering my way around the world since 2014.
    Home is anywhere.
    I am fascinated by other cultures and how 7 billion of us live life in 7 billion ways.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements