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Experience in Indonesia

Hostel Yogyakarta, Indonesia Jun/2019

Kitchen Hand, Cleaning, Housekeeping, and Reception

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Review written by the host
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I would recommend to accept her, she’s very independent and during her stay in my hostel, she always offer a help and ready for an action, i hope i wouldn’t disappoint her as i informed before i accepted her that there’re not so many things to do in my hostel. Thank you so much for dropped by and all the help offered


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Review written by Renata Menezes
4

I had a nice time in Yogya. The hostel is very clean and comfortable. There were no guests so I had plenty of time to explore the city and surroundings. Tanaka showed me local places to eat well and cheap, took me to some waterfalls on the mountains.

Experience in Cambodia

Koh Rong Island, Cambodia Mar/2019

Housekeeping, Administration, Reception, and Bartending

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Review written by the host
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Renata was a nice person and I was hoping she'd make a great addition to the team! I was really disappointed that she said she was bored after five days and wanted to leave...when there were tons of exciting projects to work on. It was disheartening but then I realized that I think it had to do with the friend she invited on her second day, who kept wanting to stay around but we couldn't take on another volunteer which he seemed to blame on me. They ended up leaving together.


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Review written by Renata Menezes
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The beach is amazing!!!!!! Clean water, nice shades to chill. The problem is the lack of infrastructure, high prices for food and to move around the island. The tasks are easy. They're starting the business and there are lots of opportunities there. Erin was really nice in teaching me how to make some good cocktails!!! the private bungalow was nice as well. However, while I was there, there were no guests so I felt bored (that's why I left earlier than planned)....  all the best to you!

Experience in Croatia

Hostel Korcula, Croatia May/2018

Painting & Decorating

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Review written by the host
5

Charmy and very organised lady from Brazil. She is perfect person for making improve in your business environment. Hard worker, always on the time. Thank you Renata

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Review written by Renata Menezes
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The hostel is cool: clean, shared areas very confortable, lots of space to chill and enjoy the sun. The activities are quite easy, the hours/shift are followed as agreed before. I had much autonomy to work and give suggestions - I loved it!! Dragan is a nice guy: always around if needed and open to listen. And his mother a very kind woman!!!! Korcula is incredible: beaches, bays, mountains. Lots of to do there!!!!! PS: I was there in the beggining of the season, so it wasn't crowded.

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Dragan replied

I am hostel manager for more than 10 years and I deeply recommend Renata. Best regards, Dragan

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Here are the contributions made to the Worldpackers community

Expert

Answering questions from other travelers

A woman who is looking for new experience and adventure in new countries, with new people and new culture. Learning is the main word during my trips! Working with people and for people is my main purpose, cause I believe this kind of interaction makes us better human beings in a World which is claiming (sometimes in silence, sometimes yelliing) for help, transformation, evolution. Until now I've been to 33 countries through South America, Europe and Southeast Asia, but as quality is more important than quantity, I like travelling slowly so I have time to feel the place.


How can Renata Menezes help you?

Sabbatical
Travel Solo
Practice English
Practice Spanish
Budget Travel
Over 30
Backpacking
Using Worldpackers
Quit your Job

Social media

Languages

Fluent
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English

Skills

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

Background

Education

- Technical Theater Course
Conservatório Carlos Gomes – Campinas: concluded in Dec/2015
- Groups’ Dynamics Training
SBDG – Campinas: concluded in Nov/2013
- Executive MBA – Human Resources
ESAMC – Campinas: concluded in Feb/2010
- Student of Mastering Course in Language
UNESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista) - São José do Rio Preto: concluded in Dec/2006.
- Graduation in Languages Portuguese / English
UEL (Universidade Estadual de Londrina): concluded in Dec/2004.

Work Experience

- Griots Campinas: 08/2013 to 07/2017- Volunteer Storyteller for Children at Hospitals (http://www.griots.org.br/ )
- Hi Hostel Chapada: 10/2016 to 02/2017- Receptionist (http://hostelchapada.com.br/pt_br/)
- Gargarejo Theater Company Campinas: 03/2016 to 10/2016 - Actress and Dancer in "Love Project"
- Tetra Pak Ltda.: 07/2014 to 10/2016 - Learning and Development Analyst
- Villares Metals S.A.: 06/2008 to 06/2014-Organizational Development Analyst
- School: CCAA - Escola de Inglês e Espanhol: 10/2007 to 08/2008 – Sales and Pedagogical Coordinator, English Teacher.
- School: Yesky Idiomas by Centro Cultural Americano: 01/2007 to 10/2007- Pedagogical Coordinator, English Teacher.
- School: Pink and Blue Freedom: 01/2005 to 12/2006 – English and Portuguese Teacher.
- School: Colégio Objetivo Jales: 08/2005 to 12/2006 – Portuguese Teacher
- C.E.P.V. – UEL (Course to help entering on the University): 1/2002 to 01/2005 – Portuguese Teacher and Internal News Coordinator.

Computer Experience:
Office Package, Cloudbeds, DataSul / TOTVS, SuccessFactor, SAP, Sponte, NasSoft.

Travel Experience

Argentina; Chile; Brazil; Spain; Portugal; France; Belgium; Netherlands; Romania; Serbia; Bosnia and Hezergovina; Macedonia; Montenegro; Albania; Kosovo; Hungary; Slovaquia; Austria; Czech Republic; Slovenia; Italy; Germany; Croatia; Bulgaria; Greece; Turkey; Morocco; Thailand; Malaysia; Cambodia; Vietnam; Laos; Indonesia; Singapore; Philippines.