Daniel & Maria

From: Malta

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    New Zealand

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    Travel dates

    09/10/2016 - 31/12/2019

  • number of facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends

    708

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Super Workawayer
    Facebook verified

  • Description

    Hi all,

    We are a Maltese couple who back in 2016 decided to take some time off to travel and explore new things in life. It was supposed to be a one year break but it turned out to be a new way of life for us especially after learning about the concept of Workaway. Through Workaway we were able to meet and build relationships with so many different people. We had experiences that we could never have imagined in our wildest dreams. We built sheds from cow poo in the Sahara Desert in Morocco with a Berber family, we worked as trekking guides in the Himalayas for a whole season, lived in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, and learned a thing or two about hospitality from people who have been in the tourism industry for years.
    We want to live and explore different cultures and traditions and most of all build connections with people. We left home wanting to travel and see new places, we still want to do that but now we mostly want to experience the journey. We dont mind being at the same place for longer periods of time and we are not particularly interested in seeing all the landmarks a country has to offer. We are both ready to learn new skills, widen our horizons and fully immerse ourselves in the projects we get the opportunity to be part of.

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    I (Maria) graduated in Banking & Finance from the University of Malta and in 2015 I finished my masters in accountancy. I worked in an office for around 6 years, hence I am able to handle any office or administration related work. I also have a passion for hospitality related work and have worked extensively in the industry, which taught me the importance of customer satisfaction . Throughout the years I worked as a chambermaid/receptionist in a hotel, waitress, bar tender and restaurant manager. I am a fast learner and not afraid to get my hands dirty. I enjoy taking responsibility and owning a project

    Daniel graduated from the University of London in Informations Systems & Management and has vast experience working in Information and Communication Technology and online marketing related work. Building a website and photography are projects he would very much enjoy to work on. Apart from his technical abilities, he is an extremely gentle natured person who can literally work with every person on earth!! He is a rational decision maker with a positive can do attitude which make him an excellent team player.

  • Languages spoken

    Maltese, English & Italian

  • Age

    35 & 29

  • Nationality

    Maltese

  • What else ...

    We are both interested in learning new skills especially related to sustainable development, tourism, gardening and cooking. We mostly enjoy the simple things in life (nature, trekking, beaches, camping, music, making real connections with people...) and this is a huge part of why we decided to change our lifes and do more of what makes us really happy.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      Vegetarian

Photos

My Photo Album

South Korea
India 2017. With some of the staff at Banjara Camps.
At a workaway in Morocco that took us deep in the Sahara desert.

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