This travelogue was originally intended as a way to stay in touch with family and friends, but it soon became a way to publicly share and help understand and explain the places, traditions, and cultures from where I have been since I left home back in 2010, both through words and a camera lens.
Before all this started, I was studying for 4 years at the UAB; then I was told that having a master’s degree was a great thing, so I’ve got two, including a fancy ESADE LLM in International Business Law. Surprising both the admission board and myself, I made it through tests and academic year. They are still wondering how that could have happened.
During these years, I kept on bartending during the weekends (which was my gig since I was 15), to pay both studies and parties, while during the week I was a part-time white-collar intern in a legal firm specialized in technology transfer, intellectual property rights and general advising to biotech companies headquartered in Barcelona.
After graduating, I decided to shake up my life, so I took an opportunity in China, where I lived in Zhuhai working for a British engineering consultancy company based in Hong Kong. During that time, I witnessed the fast-paced transformation of this city and the country, from being a mere crossing point to Macau to becoming integrated into the Pearl River Delta economic triangle, along with Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Being honest, most weekends were spent on the other side of the border crossing: Macau. Apparently, I am quite talented with the roulette and the sic bo (骰寶)…
My career brought me then to Mexico, where I nested in Culiacán, capital of Sinaloa; afterward, I lived for a while in Ireland (Killarney). Currently, I am back to China (Suzhou), where I work for a German manufacturing company.
If you want to get the whole picture of yours truly, check my website. You can also get the personal impressions of my wanderings here, and get in touch with me, too. I’m usually uploading something every week if the workload allows me to do so, so check in here often or just get subscribed…!
Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry
— Jack Kerouac