Work While You Travel
I've been working while traveling for the past five years and looking for a nice female friend to travel with. I'm a nice and respectable guy and you can check out what others say about me on my facebook or couchsurfing profiles. With this following link you can read about my cheap Europe travels so far (where you will find lots of pictures of my travels).
Up until now I have been traveling in my home-made caravan but in the fall of 2011 I plan to move to Asia for a couple of years. I can pay for all your accommodation, transport and food costs, perhaps a few beers if you really do not want to work, and offer you some computer work, or teach you how to earn 120 Euro for a day of 6-7 hours work (translations). The computer work is varied and you can choose from a long list and work any time you want, always paid by the hour. I am a computer guru and you can learn a lot from me.
Until November, when I plan to fly to Asia, I expect to be somewhere around Varvara (just north of Ochtopol) enjoying the south Bulgarian Black Sea coast. I am parked in a nature preserve overlooking the sea while there is a little town within walking distance where lots of cool Bohemian-type people come in the summer, and friendly gypsies play live music in the streets.
If you are interested in this please send me your picture so we can start emailing. If the conversation sounds interesting I can drive somewhere to meet you, or you can come for a visit down to the coast. As you can see from my couchsurfing profile above I accept a lot of visitors over the summer, I have three tents and there is plenty of room in the truck. Obviously we would need to meet, become friends and trust each other first before we set out into the world, so hopefully there will be enough time! At the end of my Asia tour I wanted to moped across Indonesia and visit a friend in Australia, hopefully New Zealand, one or two years in Africa for my charity project there, maybe two years in South America (where I would like to buy another caravan), Sri Lanka for a bit, and then a big tour of Western Europe, back in my truck. In Asia I have friends in Mongolia, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and will be traveling with some veterans who apparently know where all the great little spots are. Perhaps end up on an island in the northern Philippines, where my "billion dollar friend" lives in his palace. He says it is really cheap there and everyone speaks English.
I like to float around with no specific agenda, and let the wind and local advice blow me around. I also do a lot of research before entering a country or region. If you are the Bohemian (I was born in Prague) and adventurous type, and do not mind work on the computer, I think you will love this style of living, as I do.
I can't imagine ever wanting to settle down (although I would like to become "uncle Karel" at a few orphanages here and there), as I want to experience the entire world, but you can join me for a leg of your choosing. I think I would enjoy my traveling three times more if I were traveling with a nice female. Although I find it easy to make friends, there are some lonelier moments, and generally I find it more rewarding to share the experiences with someone – even some male friends who have joined me for a while. This is my primary motivation. Also, when traveling with a nice female, I find it so much easier to meet people, and things generally open up for me. A lone male stranger walking into a new town can appear a little intimidating, and I tend to be generally shy about approaching people I don't know.
Below are some pictures of my travels and below that the contents of this page when I first started it. I add and tweak it over time, and it is good to leave old content on it, for the search engines. Looking forward to communicating with you!
In the Rodopi mountains of
In the Rodopi mountains of Bulgaria
[The following no longer applies as it related to when I was traveling in a caravan.] You would need to have an EU or similar passport to facilitate the crossing of borders.
After my one year stay in
For example, when I first planned to drive to
I understand that it may seem scary to go to these places, and I myself was scared when I first headed out from Prague, but after three years on the road I now see that there is a difference between people who stay in one place their entire lives and are paranoid about everyone else and everything foreign, and those like myself who travel around the world and realize that people everywhere are basically the same. My only gripe is that I have to deal with these conservative locals who look oddly at me. But most of the time people are welcoming, simply because they see that I am spending money in their village. Occasionally I might get approached by the police, but after I explain to them my situation and they see that I am earning money elsewhere but spending it in their village, they are quite awed at my setup and become very friendly to me.
If you warm up to the idea I will certainly tell you all
the negative aspects of this sort of lifestyle, to help you make an accurate
decision. Worst case scenario it could mean a cheap vacation for you, if you try
it for a while and eventually decide that it is not quite your cup of tea. But
for me I love it and the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. For example,
when I was parked for two years on a beach in the Turkish side of
Other times I love starting up the engine and see what the next bend brings me. I love variety and discovering the world, its people with different cultures, and driving through nature. So obviously I am looking for a travel companion with similar preferences.
I like my job and I like to be productive, but some leisure
is also nice. When a friend visited me in
These are some of the dreams I have. My greatest regret while traveling during the past three years is that I was by myself and had no one to share the experience with. Also, I'm sort of a shy guy and not very good at approaching people I do not know, but I have managed to make friends everywhere I went. But whenever I've travelled with females in the past I found I had much more fun, primarily because with them I was able to meet many more people. Otherwise I am a very sociable and amiable guy, once I get to know someone.
I think you will learn a lot on the computer, and if you can articulate yourself well in your own language, I can help you find translation work such that you can earn a lot of money, with negligible costs. And if you are an adventurous Bohemian like myself, you will have a great time.
If you would be interested in this crazy offer, please send me your CV with picture and tell me a little about yourself.
The below text is what I used to have on this page before I changed it just now. The primary way I like to find work is through search engine optimization, and I know that the more text I have on my various pages the better it will affect my search engine rankings, for which reason I am leaving it on this page.
If you would like to learn more about me you will find some
useful links below, otherwise
My Life in
Look forward to hearing from you!
If this interests you, you can check out my travel blog to get to know me better and get a feel for what travelling with me might be like. You can also check out my pilot Mexico trip, when I wanted to test out my travel/work theory. And obviously we would have to get to know each other better before either of us would want to commit to something like this. So we can write emails, exchange ideas, perhaps test travel together for a shorter period of time, or just meet up if I ever pass through your neighbourhood. I have been traveling like this since July of 2006, I mostly meet other travelers during the summer tourist season, and really don't mind spending the rest of my time alone. So I am not desparate for company, but think it would make my travel experience nicer, which is why I have made this page and looking for one, since it is not an easy position to fill.
Right now I am in Cyprus and I must say I like the island,
because it is warm enough in the winter, and I can drive over to the Greek side
every time I need a new stamp on my passport to extend my stay. But for next
winter, if finances allow, I'm considering checking out Asia. Thailand and
Malaysia intrigues me, and I'd like to check out the boom taking place in China,
as I have many friends who have been there and it seems extremely dynamic and
For payment for your job, I don't expect to be paying you a lot, and expect something in the order of 3$ an hour cash in hand. This is what I pay my external employees. You would not be paying rent or gas, so your only expenses would be food and what you decide to spend on yourself. If we happen to travel to a more expensive country, we can make another arrangement if there is a problem, but I have been living right on the beach for about five Euro a day (not including gas, internet and business costs), so I do not foresee a problem.
If you want to get into gorey logistics details, as I know that girls are generally concerned about hygiene and stuff like that, you can check out my caravan survival tips pages. I am not adamant about having everything my own way and can be quite flexible, but if you will want a hot shower every day and some luxurious facilities, you may have to foot the bill yourself.
So all in all, you can see that this position is more for the adventurous bohemian chick type who has had experience camping and enjoys that sort of lifestyle. I am not desperate to fill this position and can wait as long as it takes to find a suitable nut I can get along with and be kooky with while discovering the world. I detest it when someone constantly whines about every possible thing that is not perfect and prefer to hang around open, optimistic and enthusiastic people who have a sense of adventure. This is the only way one can be to live this sort of lifestyle. Here are some travel testimonials from some of the friendly kooks who have traveled with me.
If you would be interested in discussing this further, please send me an email with your picture and lets start talking. I like writing letters and getting to know new people.
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