Home exchange guide, Your Listing

The Nearest Airport to your Exchange Home

Which is the airport nearest to your home?
And so you wonder … “How far is the airport from our exchange home?” because it makes a difference when you book your plane tickets. Arrive late, arrive early…?

Add Nearest Airport to Your Listing

  1. Login to your member dashboard and click on Change My Listing (Opens in a new tab.)
  2. From the Main Settings page, click on Neighbourhood Photos and Texts.
  3. Scroll down to the section titled: Nearest Airport
  4. Click the Edit button

Don’t forget to tell your visitors the unit of distance (miles, kilometer) to the airport.

Find Nearest Airport on a Listing

To find the nearest airport on a potential exchange partner’s listing, click on the “Neighbourhood” tab just above the map. If that area is blank, the member has not put airport information in their listing yet.

Home exchange guide, Your Listing

Adding Icons to your Neighbourhood Map

  1. Login to your intervac account
  2. Look in the left-column navigation on the member home page and click on
    Change my listing
  3. Then, click on Neighbourhood photos and texts
  4. Scroll down to the About My Neighbourhood section bottom of the page.
  5. Click the gray Edit button

Directly beneath the map, you see the markers available.

 Golf course

 Shopping

 Forest / Woods

 River

 Boating / Sailing

 Sea

 Beach

 Lake

 Mountains

You can also hover your mouse pointer over each marker to find the one you want to add to your map. Once you’ve found it here are the next steps:

  1. Click (but don’t drag) the icon you want to add to your map. Wait for just a second and it will appear in the center of your map.
  2. Now drag it to the correct position.
  3. In the box below the icons, give your icon a name so that visitors to your listing will know what it is you are showing them.
  4. Click the Save changes button.

You can add multiple icons before saving your changes, but right now, you can only use each icon once. When you have added it to your map, it is grayed out in the icon bar.

To Remove an Icon From Your Map

  1. Click the edit button like you did to add the icons
  2. Click the garbage bin next to the distance of the icon you want to remove.
  3. Save your changes.
Home exchange guide, Your Listing

Understanding References

We get a lot of questions about exchange references. At first glance, it seems like references should be easy, doesn’t it? If ours are a little bit complicated it is because a reference requires an agreement between you and your partner. Let’s begin with what our references functionality does and what it doesn’t do.

Our references functionality does:

  • Allow you to decide which of your partner’s listing numbers appear on your listing.
  • Allow you to decide for whom of your partners you are willing to provide a reference.

It does not:

  • Allow you or your partner to place comments about the exchange on your listing.

How To Get References

If you have filled in and “signed” an exchange agreement the system will handle this for you. After you return from your holiday you will see your partner listed in your references section and “Act as Reference” will automatically be marked Yes. If you prefer not to provide a reference for your partner, you will want to change this to No.

Screenshot of the References page

Assuming your partner would like to provide a reference for you, in order to show their listing in your References section, you will need to also check the “Allow as Reference” checkbox.

Important: A reference will only appear on a listing if both parties have agreed. This is the functionality behind Act as Reference and to Allow as Reference.

If the system tells you it is awaiting approval, it is because your partner has not agreed to allow you as a reference. The best thing to do is to contact your partner and ask them to take action on their side.


But, We Didn’t Have an Exchange Agreement

No problem, in case you forgot to finish it or had trouble with the exchange agreement, you don’t have to go without a reference from your partner. You can request it manually via the References page.

How To Request a Reference

  1. In the My Membership section of the navigation click on References.
  2. Enter the member number of the Intervac member with whom you made your exchange.
  3. Click the button “Send request”.

The system will send an email to your exchange partner asking them to confirm. After they click the link in the email the reference will appear on your listing.

Member Questions

 But, what if I don’t want to be a reference for my partner?

No problem, via Act as Reference you can choose, for every exchange for which you have a reference, if you are willing to allow your listing id to be displayed on their references list.

And if I don’t want my partner acting as a reference for me?

If you don’t want the one of your partners listed as an exchange reference, just uncheck the Allow Reference box and their listing id will not be displayed on your references list anymore.

Home exchange guide, Your Listing

Formatting Text in your Listing

This page will show you how to add bold or italic text to your listing, how to add lists and how to format text with a link. Let’s start with the easiest of all: bold and italic text.

Formatting Italic Text

To make text italic you should put either a single “*” (star) or a single “_” (underscore) character before and after the text you want to italicise. For it to work, there must be no spaces between the star or underscore and your text. The same thing goes for bold text.

Typing this:

*This text is italic*

Or this:

_This text is italic_

Displays italic text: This text is italic


Formatting Bold Text

To make text bold, you should put either “**” (two stars) or “__” (two underscore) on either side of the text you want to bold. Again, no spaces between your stars/underlines and your text.

Typing this:

**This text is bold**

or this:

__This text is bold__

Displays bolded text on your listing: This text is bold


Formatting Lists

To tell the Intervac system that you would like a list in your text you need to format it like this:

  1. Put one list item on each line.
  2. Begin each line with 2 empty spaces
  3. Place a “* “ (star space) before your text

So, typing this:

* Here is the first item in my list.
* Here is the second one.
* And I have this third item too.

Displays like this in your listing:

  • Here is the first item in my list.
  • Here is the second one.
  • And I have this third item too.

You probably already know that the simplest way to add a link to your listing is to simply put the whole URL into your text. The system will automatically format a link and display the address for you.

Typing this:

http://www.intervac-homeexchange.com

Shows on your listing like this: www.intervac-homeexchange.com


But what if you want to link some text in your listing? It’s not complicated, you must format your text like this:

  1. Place the text you want for your link inside “[ ]” (square brackets)
  2. Directly next to the square brackets place the link address inside of “( )” (parenthesis)

Type it like this:

You will love [home exchange with Intervac](http://www.intervac-homeexchange.com).

On your listing, it looks like this: You will love home exchange with Intervac.


I hope you found this helpful and with the information you are able to make your listing more attractive than ever. Please, leave a comment if you are having trouble or if you have further questions about formatting text.

Travel

Reasons to visit: Athens

Athens - Modern Mythos

Photo Credit: deepstereo – Untitled street art (2013) • photo

Art – And By That I Mean Street Art

I know, me too. When I think of Athens I think of ancient art; statues of old faces without noses, scantily clad women with wings and dogs. Clichés, I know, but there they are. Clever travelers know the truth about clichés – they are only a starting point; a reason to get out of the house.

Athens street art scene started in the 90s but since the financial crisis it’s taken off. The creativity hums in the streets and the art that is being made while we sit here, reading and writing, is exciting, thought-provoking, social, political, authentic and life-affirming.

Street art in Athens

photo credit: (left) the euskadi 11 – cc – cropped • (right): Dimitris Kamaras – cc

Street art puts a new face on “old rocks”. Oh, it leaves the rocks stacked by the ancients and mythological rocks pretty much alone, but the buildings on the street, those are taking on a modern patina.

“Graffiti ultimately wins out over proper art because it becomes part of your city, it’s a tool; “I’ll meet you in that pub, you know, the one opposite that wall with a picture of a monkey holding a chainsaw”. I mean, how much more useful can a painting be than that?” ― Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall

Street art in Athens

photo credit: the euskadi 11 – cc

Is street art Greek to you? Ever wonder why in the world…, and who would want to…? Don’t quite know how to appreciate an art form about which that most iconic of street artists once said:

“People look at an oil painting and admire the use of brushstrokes to convey meaning. People look at a graffiti painting and admire the use of a drainpipe to gain access.” ― Banksy, Wall and Piece.

Street art in Athens

photo credit: Bryce Edwards • cc

Curious For More?

Here is an opportunity for anyone curious about street art and the people who make it: Discover the Streets with a Street Art Guided Tour from Alternative_Athens. Your guide achilles speaks super English and is a street artist himself. His walking tour lasts 3 hours and you can be very sure that you’ll experience Athens in a way your friends, who spent all their time cruising museums and ruins didn’t. Learn more about contemporary Greek society first hand. Discuss their politics, their worldview, ask questions and get personal answers from the streets.

And when you get back, please write to me and tell me how you liked it, what you learned and what surprised you the most.

Are You Thinking Athens Is Beyond Your Budget?

How about searching Intervac for possible home exchange partners in Athens?

Log in if you would like to contact the owners of these listings. If you’re not already a member – do join Intervac today. We’d love to visit your hometown.

More About Street Art in Athens

Travel

Reasons to Visit: Bury St. Edmunds

Photo Credit: karen_roe Greene King Brewery Tour 28-07-2011

You might be curious as to why I would want to introduce you to Bury St. Edmunds? It’s a small town in Suffolk and just because the innimitable Bob Hoskins was born there in 1942, or the world premier of Charlie’s Aunt was staged there in 1892, or even further back, in 1818 John Orridge was asked to advise the Empress of Russia on the subject of the ideal prison, and besides all the fascinating historical bits to be explored; I’ll be honest and tell you it was mostly the happy smile on my face when I read that the sensible voters of this town elected (with a majority vote) the Abolish Bury Town Council Party to the Town Council. Yes, folks, that’s via Wikipedia and it’s an admirable act of political silliness that should not go unrewarded.

So, I started looking for more fun and silliness and was not disappointed.

The Clandestine Cake Club

Holy Torte, Batman, The Clandestine Cake Club is a dream come true, and I’d say the Bury St. Edmunds chapter qualifies as a reason to visit. Be still my growling stomach, it looks like the chapter in Bury St. Edmunds is a public one, so maybe, if you contact the organizer you could bring a cake and attend a meeting. A great way to make some new friends. You know, having your cake and tasting theirs too.

Turns out they have chapters worldwide which is making me hungry just thinking about it. Have a look at their Pinterest Board if you dare and then find (or start) a chapter near you.

The Nutshell

The discussion rages on, but according to The Nutshell it’s official: The Guinness Book of World Records says it is the smallest pub in all of Britain. And who cares that I couldn’t find a source link because what’s a good pub without some good gossip and a little gossipy press? It’s not easy to be the owners of such a small bar. The decisions one must make are gargantuan.

To round things out and prove that small must not be lacking The Nutshell has, as every world-class pub must have, a gossipy rumor that it is haunted by a young boy who died there. It is very bad luck to touch the mummified cat hanging above the bar. Trust me, folks, there are stories, there’s proof. I’m not touching a mummified anything – ewwww.

The Nutshell in Bury St. Edmunds is a No-Miss on any trip to Suffolk.

Festivities?

  • The Christmas Fayre is coming soon : November 27-30, 2014 – Over 300 stalls, world market, stage and street entertainment.
  • Bury St. Edmunds Festival : May 16-19, 2015 (unconfirmed) – 10 days of music, theatere, film and art.
  • And visit-burystedmunds.co.uk has more here…

More About Bury St. Edmunds

Are You Thinking Suffolk Is Beyond Your Budget?

I’m sure home exchange will make it more affordable! Why not give Intervac a try?

Travel

Don’t Miss The Flying Scotsman

Photo Credit: Richard Benson The Flying Scotsman – Photo taken at the Doncaster Works Open Day 2003 where this Scotsman was built eighty years prior.

The thing about home exchange is that you get to see and do things that you otherwise don’t have time to see or do. Railway fans how about a trip to England? The Flying Scotsman made the news in 2016 by returning to work transporting travelers from London to Edinburgh after ten years and £4.2m worth of restoration.

A National Treasure

The Scotsman began its story in 1862 as the “Special Scotch Express”. A comfortable service linking the capital cities of England and Scotland. Weekdays at 10:00 a.m. a train departed London King’s Cross and Edinburgh Waverly simultaneously, crossing paths in York with a half an hour stop for lunch the Scotsman ten and a half hours after departure. A day’s trip to be sure, but a thrilling one compared to other ways of travel.

By 1888 the trip time had been reduced to eight hours.

The current Scotsman, the one you can see today was built in 1923, is 21 meters long and nearly 4 meters tall. It’s maximum speed is 100 mph (161 km/h) and was officially named The Flying Scotsman in 1924 after the Times started calling it “The Flying Scotchman” in 1875.

In the 1930’s travel on the Flying Scotsman had taken to the opulence and style of the time. The fine ladies onboard could “retire” to a room away from the gentlemen for quieter pursuits, a hairdressing salon provided haircuts and shaves and a newsstand the latest newspapers. There was a luxurious restaurant car in the style of Louis XVI and in the bar awaited The Flying Scotsman’s very own cocktail.

The Flying Scotsman Cocktail
1 1/2 ounces / 60 ml Scotch whisky
1 1/2 ounces / 60 ml sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar
3 or 4 ice cubes
Source: Epicurious.com

The Flying Scotsman – The Film

Icon that it is, the Scotsman is also a film star. Here the film Trailer from the 1929 film starring Moore Marriott who apparently “had no teeth in real life and took four different sets of false teeth with him in order to achieve variety in his characters”, Pauline JohnsonRay Milland – Academy Award winner for his role in The Lost Weekend directed by Billy Wilder, and the otherwise forgotten Alec Hurley,

That really was “back in the day” and the actors and Miss Johnson herself did their own stunts on the moving locomotive. Have a look, that is Pauline Johnson you see walking along the edge of the moving train wearing high heels.

First Film with a Warning Label?

According to the article at gutenberg.us:

Allegedly Sir Nigel Gresley, chief engineer of the LNER, was so concerned at the unsafe practices shown in the film, such as the decoupling of the locomotive from the train while in motion, he insisted that a disclaimer was placed in the opening credits explaining that such things could not happen on the LNER.[7] The notice stated “For the purposes of the film dramatic licence has been taken in regard to the safety equipment used on The Flying Scotsman”.[8] Film historian John Huntley claimed that Gresley subsequently forbade any further filming on the LNER until after his retirement.[9]

Over at The Arts Desk they have a nice clip of the restored version (DVD) of the movie which was shown in Glasgow in 2011. If anyone knows where I could buy a copy, I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Off To America!

And so, you’d think that after all that glitz and glamour the Scotsman would settle down to a routine, but you’d be wrong. In 1969, the famous locomotive did what all famous folk do and went to America for a tour. Then to Australia. Then back to America where, this time, sponsorship fell through and the Scotsman was stranded.

I was about eight years old and remember my father, at the breakfast table, reading in the paper about how Alan Pegler, then owner of the locomotive had gone bankrupt and William McAlpine stepped in to save it and ship the Scotsman back to Britain. It was 1973 when the Scotsman made it back home again – and after a little relaxing on Britain’s rails – another overhaul – another trip, this time to Australia, it became clear that owning an iconic locomotive is hard on the wallet. In 2004 came the last in a line of “new owners”. This time British Railways, bought it with money donated by locomotive lovers all over Britain and a little help from Sir Richard Branson put them over the top.

See the Scotsman

After its happy return, the Flying Scotsman will continue to delight railroad locomotive fans as a working museum exhibit and the oldest mainline working locomotive on Britain’s tracks.

Travel with the Scotsman

Today to travel via Flying Scotsman will send you off from Edinburgh at 5:40 am and deliver you precisely four hours later at King’s Cross. You will have stopped just once at Newcastle and enjoyed all the conveniences expected today; Wi-Fi, device charging points and a variety of catering options.

For You Trivia Lovers

The book: Murder on the Flying Scotsman by Carola Dunn takes place on the Scotsman of 1923

Other Famous Flying Scotsmen

Eric Liddell was also known as the Flying Scotsman. His life and story are the basis of the film Chariots of Fire.

And then there’s The Flying Scotsman a 2006 German/British film about the Scotish bicyclist who broke the world’s 1 hour record on a bicycle he designed and made himself out of scrap metal. An old washing machine, I think…

Steam Locomotive Daytrips

Finally, wherever your home exchange in Great Britain takes you this year Steam Dreams can fix you up with the Flying Scotsman or you can take your pick of historic steam locomotives with daytrips and destinations all over Britain. Their new brocheure is due out in April.

Happy Home Exchanging and if you see the Scotsman, leave me a comment. I’d love to hear about your trip!

History, Intervac

Faces of Intervac

During the early 1950s contact was developing between Teachers Unions in Europe as they began to work together and to cooperate for the improvement of conditions but more especially to improve understanding between people from different cultures and backgrounds. Already in the early part of the 1950s, some teachers had realized that they could benefit most from the longer holidays they enjoyed if they could find a more economical way of traveling to other countries. The idea of Home Exchange Holidays was born in this realization. To exchange homes meant that they did not have any Hotel costs and could live in another home with just the normal costs of living. It would also provide the opportunity to live in a normal neighbourhood and not only in the developed tourist areas. This would provide the opportunity to learn about local culture, customs, etc. and to get to know the people.

In 1953 the leaders of the Swiss and Dutch Teacher Unions decided that a Home Exchange System for Holidays should be formally organized. Mr. A. Lehmann (1953 – 1961), Belp, Switzerland, made contact with Mr. G.J. Beltman (1953 – 1959) , Enter, Netherlands, in 1953 and the organization which would become known as Intervac International was born!

 

Mr. G.J. Beltman

Mr. G.J. Beltman,
Enter, Netherlands

Mr. A. Lehmann

Mr. A. Lehmann,
Belp, Switzerland

The Fifties

Switzerland Switzerland – 1953

Mr. A. Lehmann

Mr. A. Lehmann, Belp
(1953 – 1961)

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Louis Kessely, Heerbrugg
(1961 – 1965)

Heinrich Niedermann

Heinrich Niedermann
St. Gallen, (1965 – )

Claudia Niedermann

Claudia Niedermann
St. Gallen, ( – 2014 )

Leoni Günzler

Leoni Günzler
(2014 – Current)

Netherlands Netherlands – 1953

Mr. G.J. Beltman

Mr. G.J. Beltman, Enter
(1953 – 1959)

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Th.Thuijs, Bussum
(1959 – 1960)

Mr. Bert Vegter

Bert Vegter, Zeist
(1960 – 1977)

Roel and Willemien Eissen

Roel and Willemien Eissen, Oosterbeek
(November 1977 – Current)

The Sixties

Great Britain Great Britain – 1961

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Mrs. Ronald Gould,
National Union of Teachers(1961 – 1963)

Hazel Nayar

Hazel Nayar
(1963 – 1990)

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Rhona Nayar
(1992 – 2007)

Brian Hayes

Brian Hayes
(2007 – 2013)

Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly
(2013 – 2016)

Kristin Kelly-Abbott

Kristin Kelly-Abbott
(2016 – Current)

Germany Germany – 1965

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Hans Joachim Runge, Ahausen
(1965 – 1970)

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Bruno Schiller, Stuttgart,
(1971 – 1974)

Leoni Günzler

Leoni Günzler
(1974 – Current)

France France – 1968

Lucien Mazik

Lucien Mazik, Tours
(1968 – 2000)

Kristina Calliaud

Kristina Calliaud
(2000 – Current)

Austria Austria – 1969

Hans Winkler

Hans Winkler
(1969 – Current)

Spain Spain – 1969

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Manuel Ruiz Doña, Melilla
(1969 – 1980)

Maria Angeles-Sas

Maria Angeles-Sas
(1981 – Current)

The Seventies

Sweden Sweden – 1970

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Sten Jansson, Stockholm,
(1970 – 1971)

Margareta & Karl Eric Gemfeldt

Margareta and Karl Eric Gemfeldt,
Jönköping, (1971 – 1986)

The Gemfeldt Family

The Gemfeldt Family
(1986 – Current)

Finland Finland – 1970

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Mrs. Inkari Uski, Lauritsala,
(1970 – 1972)

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Miss Saara Lahtimäki, Helsinki,
( 1972 – 1974)

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Johanna and Matti PyhäläTuusniami,
(1974 – 1978)

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Hleena Huhtela, Kilmininki,
(1978 – 1995 )

Mervi Loustarinen

Mervi Luostarinen, Helsinki,
(1996 – Current)

Denmark Denmark – 1971

Margareta & Karl Eric Gemfeldt

Margareta and Karl Eric Gemfeldt,
Jönköping (1971 – 1972)

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Jens & Lone Lauritzen, Espergærde,
(1973 – 2001)assisted by Grethe Lauritzen, Espergærde, (1975 – 1986 )

Michael Støvelbæk

Michael Støvelbæk
(2001 – Current)

 Norway – 1971

Margareta & Karl Eric Gemfeldt

Margareta and Karl Eric Gemfeldt,
Jönköping(1971 – 1973 )

Ivar Solli

Ivar Solli
(1973 – 2000)

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Jostein and Nina Solli
(2000 – 2006)

H.J. Kjell Kristiansen

H.J. Kjell Kristiansen
(2007 – 2010)

Trude Hoel

Trude Hoel
(2011 – Current)

Ireland Ireland – 1973

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Mrs. Colette O’Broin, Dublin
(1973 – 1977)

Frank Kelly

Frank and Hilary Kelly, Drogheda
(1977 – Current)

Belgium Belgium – 1973

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Roland Layder
(1973 – 1976)

Pascale de Baer de Leer, Ternat

Pascale & Maxim de Baer de Leer, Ternat
(1978 – 1988)

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Paul Sion
(1988 – 1989)

Yolande % Jempi de Cooman

Yolande & Jempi de Cooman
(1988 – Current)

USA USA – 1973

David & Mary Ostroff,
founders of Vacation Exchange Clubestablished a link with Intervac International
(1976 – 1984)

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Ted Kobrin (East Coast)
(1984 – 1988)

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Jennifer Haines and Sarah Morissette (West Coast)
(1984 – 1988)

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Lori Horne and Paula Jaffe, San Francisco
(1988 – 2003)

Josh and Jessica Jaffe
(2003 – Current)

Iceland Iceland – 1974

Photo needed. Please contact the-

board@intervac.org

Rafn Arild Jonsson, Reykjavik,
(1974 – 1975).

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Elisa Kwaszenko
(1975 – 2009)

Sesselja Traustadóttir

Sesselja Traustadóttir
(2009 – Current )

Luxembourg Luxembourg – 1975

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Jens & Lone Lauritzen
(1975 – 2007)

Marie Lechner & Robert Klopp

Marie Lechner & Robert Klopp
(2007 – 2011)

Are you interested in becoming our agent in Luxembourg? We’d love to hear from you.
Contact Lucien Mazik.

The Eighties

Israel Israel – 1980

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Dan Arbel, Herzliya
(1980 – 2010)

Shira Abel

Shira Abel, Yaakov
(2010 – 2014)

Are you interested in becoming our agent in Israel? We’d love to hear from you.
Contact Lucien Mazik.

Italy Italy – 1980

Gaby Zanobetti

Gaby Zanobetti, Bologna
(1980 – 2016)

Emanuela Zara

Emanuela Zara
(2016 – Current)

Canada Canada – 1986

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Paula Carey
(1986 – 1987)

Suzanne Rysak

Suzanne Rysak
(1987 – Current)

The Ninties

 Brazil – 1994

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Virgilio de Almeida
(1994 – 1997)

Ana Neto

Ana Neto
(2006 – 2009)

Carlos Gerent

Carlos Gerent
(2010 – 2015)

Andrea Aguiar de Brito

Andrea Aguiar de Brito
(2015 – 2016)

Ary de Paiva Ferreira

Ary de Paiva Ferreira
(2016 – Current)

Czech Republic Czech Republic – 1995

A. Machacek & Lenka Machàckovi

A. Machacek & Lenka Machàckovi
(1995 – Current)

Greece Greece – 1997

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Despina Agnostopoulos
(1996 – 2000)

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Stathis Mihos & Maria Karakiza
(2001 – 2011)

Maria Marianthie Katouna Petrof

Maria Marianthie Katouna Petrof Attica, Saronic Islands, Peloponeese, Ionian Islands
(2011 – 2013)

Christina Mitropoulou

Christina Mitropoulou Attica, Saronic Islands, Peloponeese, Ionian Islands
(2013)

Apostolos Kanarakis - Elena Petaloti

Apostolos Kanarakis – Elena Petaloti Macedonia, Thrace, Crete
(2011 – 2013)

Giannis Krikis - Maria Theofanous

Giannis Krikis – Maria Theofanous
(2011 – Current)

Poland Poland – 1996

Barbara Zakrzewska

Barbara Zakrzewska
(1996 – 1997)

Ewa Krupscy

Ewa i Stanislaw Krupscy
(1998 – Current)

Belize Belize – 1997

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Dr. Azzo Ghindelli
(1997 – 1999)

If you would like to be our agent in the Belize, please contact Lucien Mazik

El Salvador El Salvador – 1997

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Dr. Azzo Ghindelli
(1997 – 1999)

If you would like to be our agent in the El Salvador, please contact Lucien Mazik

Guatemala Guatamala – 1997

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Dr. Azzo Ghindelli
(1997 – 1999)

If you would like to be our agent in the Guatamala, please contact Lucien Mazik

Honduras Honduras – 1997

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Dr. Azzo Ghindelli
(1997 – 1999)

If you would like to be our agent in the Honduras, please contact Lucien Mazik

Portugal Portugal – 1997

Photo needed. Please contact the-

board@intervac.org

António St. Aubyn
(1997 – )

Ana Neto

Ana Neto
(2006 – Current)

Hungary Hungary – 1998

Photo needed. Please contact the-board@intervac.org

Janos Rusz
( – 1998)

Pál Turcsán

Pál Turcsán
(2004 – 2010)

Mrs Borbala Reka Kiss

Mrs Borbala Reka Kiss
(2010 – 2011)

Alistair Binks

Alistair Binks
(2015 – 2016)

If you would like to be our agent in the Hungary, please contact Lucien Mazik

New Zealand New Zealand – 1999

Ketty (Catherine) Philips

Ketty (Catherine) and David Philips
(1999 – Current)

The Two-Thousands

The Rest of the World

Lucien Mazik

Lucien Mazik
Honarary President Intervac International (2000 – Current)

Argentina Argentina – 2001

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Roberto Popper
(2001 – 2005)

Claudio Adrian Polito

Claudio Adrian Polito
(2005 – Current)

Australia Australia – 2001

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Vereena Olisch
(2001 – 2004)

Brian Wilder

Brian & Helen Wilder
(2004 – 2010)

Ketty (Catherine) and David Philips
(2010 – Current)

 Barbados – 2004

Brian Barnes

Brian Barnes
(2004 – 2010)

If you are thinking about becoming our agent in Barbados, Lucien Mazikwants to hear from you.

India India

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Walid Bei Hadj Amor
( – )

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Prem Kumar Shersia
( – 2005)

Sanjeev MAHAJAN

Sanjeev MAHAJAN
(2005 – 2012)

Neelkamal Soni

Neelkamal Soni
(2015 – 2016)

If you are thinking about becoming our agent in India, Lucien Mazik wants to hear from you.

South Africa South Africa – 2006

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Jürgen Tschepen
( – 2006)

Paula Crawford Brunt
(2006 – 2014)

Jaco van Wyk
(2015 – current)

Indonesia Indonesia – 2007

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Lisa Michelle Crosby
(2007 – 2008)

If you are thinking about becoming our agent in the Dominican Republic, please contact Lucien Mazik

Costa Rica Costa Rica – 2008

Susan Herrera Jara

Susan Herrera Jara
(2008 – Current)

Russia Russia – 2009

Alexey Eirich

Alexey Eirich
(2009 – 2012)

Samson Simonyan

Samson Simonyan
(2016 – Current)

The Two-Thousand Tens

 Ecuador – 2010

Kenneth Farr

Kenneth Farr
(2010 – Current)

 Romania – 2010

Carmen Duta

Carmen Duta
(2010 – Current)

Japan Japan – 2011

Alain Kregine & Kimiyo Murata

Alain Kregine & Kimiyo Murata
(2003 – 2012)

If you are interested in becoming our agent in Japan, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Lucien Mazik

 China – 2013

Jacob Jiankeng

Jacob Jiankeng
(2013 – Current)

Slovakia Slovakia – 2013

Jana Olejarova & Viera van Heiningen

Jana Olejarova & Viera van Heiningen
(2013 – Current)

 Lithuania – 2013

Renaldas Vaisbrodas

Renaldas Vaisbrodas
(2013 – Current)

Mexico Mexico – 2014

Hans Brouwers & Angie Wegkamp

Hans Brouwers & Angie Wegkamp
(2014 – 2017)

If you are interested in becoming our agent in Mexico, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Lucien Mazik

 Bulgaria – 2015

Niko & Lina Georgieva

Niko & Lina Georgieva
(2015 – Current)

Thailand Thailand – 2015

Philippe Volkaerts

Philippe Volkaerts
(2015 – Current)

 Republic of Macedonia – 2016

Frosina Lazova

Frosina Lazova
(2016 – Current)

Slovenia Slovenia – 2016

Uroš Kristan

Uroš Kristan
(2016 – Current)

Dates, Lost In The Mists Of Time

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 Chile

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Sophie Rouchon
( – )

If you are thinking about becoming our agent in Chile, Lucien Mazik wants to hear from you.

Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Rita Paiewonsky

Rita Paiewonsky
( – )

If you are thinking about becoming our agent in the Dominican Republic, please contact Lucien Mazik

History, Intervac

Intervac’s Pioneers