Aiden

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  • Age: 30
  • Nationality: United States
  • Languages: Japanese, French, Spanish, and English

Volunteer Experiences

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Experience in Austria

Hostel Vienna, Austria Oct/2019

Kitchen Hand, Bartending, Night Shift, and Cleaning

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Review written by the host
5

Aiden was definitely one of the best volunteers we ever had. He always had an idea to add to the program - a game, an activity or simply a suggestions to make things better! His proactiveness has been a plus for our hostel. Thank you Aiden, we miss you a lot and come back soon to visit us!

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Review written by Aiden
5

This experience was the best I've ever had at a hostel. It was great learning to cook various dishes for the guest and you don't need to go far to enjoy the city. Vienna is a jewel and this hostel is it's crown, they're perfect for one another.

Experience in Germany

Camping Upper Bavaria, Germany Sep/2019

Tour Guide, Cleaning, Housekeeping, and Reception

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Review written by the host
5

Aiden is a very pro-active person! He always comes up with new and great ideas for improvement. He definitely has a lot of work experience which is a great asset, but he's also social with the team and with the guests. He's reliable and gets the work done. Would definitely recommend!

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Review written by Aiden
5

Lovely experience at the ESN Campsite. The festival isn't far away and you'll get plenty of time to party! You'll get days at a time to go into the city to explore. Thanks again Nicki!

Experience in Croatia

Hostel Zagreb, Croatia Aug/2019

Night Shift and Reception

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Review written by the host
5

Great volunteer with great sociable skills and great humor :) He was working both on housekeeping and night shift and he learned everything in couple of houres

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Review written by Aiden
5

Lovely place to work, Anja is great to hang with, more so Kali, her peaceful dog. The hrs are very accommodating , quite easy to get around and see the city daily. Everything is around the corner, except the city center, yet it's easily and rapidly reached.

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XOKAL DESIGN

First and for most, I'm in love with the CouchSurfing community and host travelers in San Diego whenever possible, love listening to these folks and they're the inspiration for some of my trips! Extensive travel through the U.S. and Mexico. I went on a long journey in 2015 that lasted 4 years and took me around the world twice and a half. I visited over 28 countries and learned other languages during this period. I also did other backpacking adventures, mostly to remote destinations. This year I am planning to bring a bicycle along and explore different gravel paths in Central and South America eventually making my way up to South Korea and Japan. On the way, I want to visit Australia and New Zealand and maybe some Pacific Islands! Thanks for your time!


How can Aiden help you?

First trip abroad
Travel Solo
Practice English
Practice Spanish
Vacation Travel
Budget Travel
Work Exchange
Digital Nomad
Over 30
Backpacking
Using Worldpackers
Quit your Job

Languages

Fluent
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English
Intermediate
  • Japanese

Skills

I'm an expert!
  • Administration
  • Arts
  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen Hand
  • Night Shift
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Party Promoter
  • Reception
  • Teaching Languages
  • Teaching Sports
  • Tour Guide
Some experience
  • Bartending
  • Handyman
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Social Work
I want to learn it
  • Animal Care
  • Child Care
  • Content Writer
  • Farming
  • Gardening
  • Video Making
  • Web Developer

Background

Education

I'm currently in school working on a bachelors in architecture, but decided to take a few months off to travel around the ring of fire in the pacific. I did go to school to become a tailor and studied some business as well. I've worked as a fashion designer and Spanish tutor while travelling.



Work Experience

I began my career working for Oakley and Quicksilver, then I branched off on my own. I currently live and work out of San Diego with hopes of starting my own small business to fill a niche market in the cycling community.

Travel Experience

I'm an aspiring polyglot who spends most of the time learning languages and exploring new environments from which to draw inspiration for projects. At the moment, focusing on learning more about owning and operating a hostel and managing a small business is the priority. I want to get to know the variety of ways to run one, from marketing to staffing. Along the way, I've enjoy picking up new recipes and cooking with different ingredients. Huge fan of cocktails too, so running into a local spirit is an opportunity never miss.
Above all, because of the many elf-imposed financial challenges, I've accumulated a variety of tricks to save that money & are always willing to share them. I travel with a bigger bag now but remain a minimalist, everything is up for reduction, from electronics to clothing. Feel free to ask me anything!
If you have any questions about minimalism while traveling, tight budgeting, cheap & healthy recipes, and even workouts, don't hesitate to contact me!
Insta: @Sans.Boussole