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Present Country: Italy
Join Date: February 25, 2018
Last Updated: March 16, 2018
Last Signed In: May 24, 2018
I'd like to travel in Southern Italy, especially Sicily, but Spain and Greece are alos a possibility.
My name is Adriano, or Ade for short. I am a very, very friendly and kind person, helpful and very resourceful and adaptable, with many passions, patience an excellent education and experience in many sectors.
I am bilingual English – Italian and I have lived most of my adult life in London, where I worked as a teacher (Secondary English as well as Latin, Philosophy and ESOL / TEFL) as well as journalist, editor, published writer and copywriter.
I have a First Class BA Honours Degree from a UK university and 18 more certificates and diplomas (postgrads and others), including in academic subjects, teaching but also in gardening as a florist.
I love culture in all its forms (History, Literature, Art, Music and Philosophy) and I enjoy meeting people from all over the world. I also have a passion for Nature and all things natural, including organic farming (I am a qualified organic gardener and am writing a book on it).
I also have a great interest in hospitality and helping others.
In recent times, I have decided to give up my academic career and travel the world, and I have been a volunteer for a few months now in Southern Italy.
The fields which I am interesting in and where I have experience are HOSPITALITY, ORGANIC GARDENING / FARMING, CULTURE and TEACHING, but, above all, HELPING OTHERS.
Among my skills, I can list:
- Helping with tourist information and working as a tourist guide
- Receiving guests (checking in and checking out)
- Cooking (I am a very good cook, and have even written cookery books)
- Gardening (including sowing, pruning and in particular organic gardening)
- ICT (site design, movie making Photoshop etc.)
- Online and telephone booking
I prefer longer stays (4 weeks onwards) as I like to get to know people places and jobs in detail and establish strong relationships.
I am a vegetarian going vegan, and a non-smoker (I use e-cigs).
I hope to see you soon,