This travelogue was intended to be a way to stay in touch with family and friends, broadly explaining what was I up to at the moment without having to mail or call them all and repeat the same places, anecdotes and curiosities I found along the way, over and over again… 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 the best thing to do to really get a job, 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 entrance tests and the academic year. We are all still wondering how that 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, and 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. Overworked, and underpaid, the usual stuff…
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 as a whole, 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 partying and gambling. Apparently, I am quite lucky with the roulette and sic bo…!
My career brought me then to Mexico, where I nested in Culiacán, capital of Sinaloa; afterwards, I lived for a while in Ireland (Killarney), before getting a second chance in China (Suzhou), where I work for a German manufacturing company as Sales Manager, getting married there.
Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry
— Jack Kerouac