Lindy Kawalsky

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Content Manager
Lindy Kawalsky is one of the world’s most notorious book and play collectors, a qualified High School teacher with a passion for Arts, English and History and an experienced traveler – citing a trek to see the Gorillas in Uganda and an Ayurvedic massage in India as her two most life-changing experiences. A native South African, despite a stint in London – she now calls Tel Aviv her home and cannot wait to dip into all the delights it has to offer.
woman smiling with a backpack at a train station

What is your favorite travel memory?

I have so many - its hard to choose... One of my top would have to be a trek through the Bwindi Impenetrable forest in Uganda in order to spend time with over 12 gorillas, including two silver backs and a 2 year old baby. After one of the hardest treks of my life, just being in the presence of these majestic creatures was one of the most humbling moments of our trip.

Which destination is most underrated? Conversely, which is most overrated?

I'm a huge fan of African travel and always feel that potential travelers should embrace different places with open minds and hearts as opposed to believing everything the media has to say. I prefer off the beaten track destinations to the popular tourist-ridden ones.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

That the people who work there believe in the product. Working for a good cause and one you believe in makes work seem effortless.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Working at GoEco provides me with the opportunity to promote incredible projects and volunteering opportunities every single day. Working here has opened my eyes to the world of "voluntourism" and has instilled in me an even greater desire to travel while helping out on different volunteer projects around the world.

Describe a time when you felt especially proud to be part of your current team.

There are so many moments - but the ones that really stick out are when we get to visit the projects. Be it together as a group or individually - when you see the work that is being done there really is a wonderful feeling of knowing, that together with the special people you sit next to everyday- you played a small part in making that happen.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

We get so much positive feedback from volunteers who can't believe how much THEY benefited from volunteering - but the best response to date would be from a volunteer on a wildlife project in Africa who claimed they never thought they would enjoy being covered in poo so much :)