Get to Know Our Members: Clare
Clare Painter is a Guest looking for a Host who shares her passion for music and can help her to practice her French. She also happens to think that GoCambio is the best initiative she’s seen on the internet, and we’d certainly agree! Find out more about what you can expect if you host Clare on a cambio…
Where are you from?
Tell us about yourself.
Well, I love nonstopping, that includes travelling, activities in the mountains but also in the city (expositions, films, museums, conferences, etc.) Music is another of my favourite hobbies; I play piano, guitar, ukulele and some other percussion instruments. Since I was little, I remember enjoying conversations with people who speak other languages, knowing that corporal language is very important in communication and in my opinion, for a fluent, nice and interesting conversation it is also necessary. In my relaxation moments, I like reading, cooking, watching films/series and doing handicrafts (for the house, garden, own pleasure). That’s a tiny part of my daily life.
What skill/s can you share with others?
I can do a language exchange, learning but also teaching. I have a good relationship with kids and animals. I would love to find a host who shares my music passion, so we can learn new things from each other and find a good way of having fun and practicing our languages.
What’s one skill that you really want to learn before you die, and why?
I like learning all kind of things. I also think I learn quickly, so I love learning different skills at the same time, such as cooking, art activities, whatever!
What’s your favourite travel destination and why?
My idyllic destination is France, because i’m trying to improve my French but also, because the last time I went to the country I fell in love with the people, the culture, the music, and of course the language. I’ve been learning French for six years now, but I think that the best way to learn it is speaking with someone who can tell you everything you need to know, and it´s not always a teacher who can do it!
Where do you want to travel next?
Well, one of my objectives is also travelling in a cheap way, so I just want to discover new places without ruining myself, that means that I haven’t thought of a special place yet, but one of my priorities is France (Paris is a good option, but I would like to go to some cities I haven’t been yet).
What makes you the perfect GoCambio guest?
I don´t know if I am the kind of perfect GoCambio guest (if that exists). But I think that every single person has something to teach and of course, plenty things to learn of other people; that´s what I’m looking for! Someone who’s got the same energy and interest in learning and teaching whatever we’ve got inside us, that is not just maybe languages or skills, but ways of life, own culture, different points of view of the world, everything counts!
Have you used other sharing economy platforms before? What do you like about GoCambio?
I haven´t used any platform before GoCambio, but I think it´s the best initiative I’ve found on the internet.
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