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Andrew Sarmiento

Andrew Sarmiento, 34 from United States (male)
Email: click here
Network: Europe
Present Country: Poland
Join Date: January 20, 2015
Last Updated: November 11, 2017
Last Signed In: December 15, 2017

Companion Ad:
I enjoy traveling solo but would be happy to have a travel buddy if you think we travel the same way. I'm all about spontaneity. More often than not, I don't know where I'm going next until I'm on my way there. The most interesting things I've experienced whilst traveling have been when I didn't know where I was going to stay, what I was going to do, or when I was going to get here! I'm very easy going, tend to go-with-the flow, and find joy in making genuine connections with people, particularly fellow travelers. If you're interested in meeting up, grabbing a coffee/meandering about/sharing some laughs, let a brother know!

Next Destination(s):
Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Czech
Republic, Slovakia (and I'm open to
suggestions!)

Helper Description:
For me, happiness does not come in the form of money or material possessions. It comes in the form of family, friends, and genuine, meaningful connections with open-minded humanoids. It comes in the form of generosity, nature and the kind of hysterical laughter that makes you snort. Don't act like you've never laugh-snorted! We've all done it. Ha.

I'm a wanderer. I enjoy traveling cheaply, lightly, and spontaneously while taking in all that mother nature has to offer (hiking, biking, walking, meandering, etc.), meeting new and fascinating people, and sharing stories.

I prefer nature over cities, getting lost over guided tours, and engaging​, thought-provoking conversation over partying.

In the last few years, I've spent more time backpacking abroad than I have in the States. In 2014 I meandered around Europe for 5 months and in 2016 I spent almost 10 months in South America.

I am adaptable, willing to help with my existing skills or, even better, learn some new ones! Regardless, I can promise hard work and dedication with a sense of humor and zest for life.

Language is very important to me. Wherever I volunteer, I will want to learn as much of the native language And possible given the length of my stay. I have dabbled in French, Italian, German, Dutch, and Polish, and I speak Spanish conversationally.

My skills & experience include:

Teaching English (as a second language)
Backpacking
Graphic Design
Web Design
Photography
Weed Whacking (gas and electric)
Lawn Mowing (push and ride)
Weeding
Wood chopping
Housekeeping / Cleaning
Cooking (using gas and wood-burning stoves)
Tiling Floors
Sanding Walls
Mudding Walls
Painting
Caulking
Power Tools (impact driver, chainsaw, etc.)
Post Pounders/Pullers
Electric Fencing (temporary and permanent)
Sports
Customer Service
Hostel Administration

I'm particularly interested in teaching conversational English as a foreign/second language. While I can teach the basics, I get a great deal of joy out of conversing with intermediate (and above) students and teaching the nuances of the language and really getting to know them, their desires, and aspirations.

Similarly, one-on-one are my preference as I can focus on that person and mold each lesson to their needs.