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Boris Demovic

Boris Demovic, 29 from Slovakia (male)
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Network: International
Present Country: Slovakia
Join Date: June 10, 2015
Last Updated: December 20, 2017
Last Signed In: March 15, 2018

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Hi all. I have arrived in Australia on 18th May, I did HelpX in mostly northern QLD continuously at 7 different hosts untill 29th July, then I had 2 weeks rest, then again HelpX - on Magnetic island (mostly cleaning & gardening), then in Malanda (with chickens, around house, garden,...), then travelling, then HelpX again and CURRENTLY I AM NOT LOOKING FOR ANY HOST ANYMORE, SINCE ON 15.11. I AM FLYING BACK TO EUROPE.

About me: I have studied biology with spezialization in zoology. After finishing my studies I worked for ca 3 years in state nature conservation. Besides I performed also few manual works, e.g. producing a slovak sheep cheese bryndza, working with brush cutter and pitch fork, grape harvest, tree planting. Within HelpX I did e.g. a lot of brush-cutting, weeding, cleaning, removing tree stumps, cutting smaller trees, working with pickaxe, shovel and spadepulling out the nails, some fencing,... At home I bake regularly a wholemeal bread since 2010.

Among my hobbies belong birdwatching, herping, travelling and enjoying hot exotic nature - all reasons why I decided to make use of the opportunity to come, work and travel in Australia for at least one year.

I think Helpx is very good choice for me in many regards. Firstly, I can improve my English - even though I have passed IELTS successfully, there is still much to improve, esp. the pronounciation, listening comprehension and active vocabulary. Secondly, I can gain some practical skills, which I may appreciate later by looking for some paid job. Thirdly, I can meet new interesting people and learn a lot about this country from them. Fourthly Helpx enables to have more free time (than a normal paid job), so needed for trips and walks around into the nature and having some unforgettable experiences. I am a man who prefers time to money, as/since free time is actually our real life and money is just mere means, a tool.

I have a driving license and also my own car in Slovakia but don´t intend to rent a car in AUS (to save the money). I don´t smoke and don´t drink any alcohol. Although I am not vegetarian, I have no problem to be without meat for several weeks, but in that case I would welcome at least some more legumes, cheese, eggs etc (as compensation for proteins). Also I like (or better said, my body needs) a food rich on fibres (oats, vegetable, wholemeal bread,...), no problem with the cheapest ones, I am very modest ad try to eat as cheaply & healthy as possible.
I am very open-minded, frank and have no problem to discuss anything, occupying my brain incessantly with everything possible. Besides Slovak and English (warning - not perfect) I speak also Czech and German (better than English; nicht perfekt, aber bin fähig, mich zu verständigen) and some Serbian.

I am willing to do whatever kind of work I am able to do, but I would be glad if I had weekends free/ off (because of spending time in nature) - at least in the morning, when birds use to be much more active :-).
I like enjoying silence and the sounds of nature and don´t like loud music.