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Central America, Costa Rica

Resume building on the road- Tamale assembly line worker

March 21, 2015
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One morning during our first Helpx experience we were introduced to the world of communal tamale assembly. Graduating from cleaning banana leaves to tying them up in preparation for boiling and cooking tamales was a huge deal for us and a huge jump in the tamale production line. We weren’t expecting there to be so much activity in a tiny town of 300 people. Fortunately for us the upcoming weekend would include a crazy mountain marathon on Saturday followed by a big futbol match between neighboring towns on Sunday. In preparation for all this was the community tamale making session…

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Travel

Certified abroad- travel/work opportunities abound for a perfect work-life balance.

March 8, 2015
Calzada street

The opportunities you will find along the way when long-term traveling are endless. This post outlines paid opportunities if you are interested in volunteer opportunities read this. The most common work for people traveling/working is teaching ESL (English as a second language). As we’ve traveled we’ve encountered people doing a variety of other things aside from ESL. There are so many certifications you can pick up along the way to help you make a living at home and/or abroad. Below are a list of only some of these certifications and work opportunities we’ve seen people use to fund their lifestyles. ESL- This…

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Travel

Beginner’s Guide to Volunteer Gigs on the Road

March 8, 2015
COSTA RICA

Money’s running out but time is still free and unlimited. Time to buckle down, slow our roll, find a place of residence for a fewof weeks, cook meals, get free accommodations and tame the spending. Below are some ideas for volunteering and even more here for work. Helpx.net– This is a great place for starting a search for work exchange. Many people that we’ve met on the Central America “backpack trail” have found work and volunteer opportunities on coffee and cacao plantations, ranches, beach front hostels, and with wildlife conservancy efforts. Cost- $20 euros for a two year membership. Workaway.info– This is the other…

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