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 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 aced tests and the academic year. They are still wondering how that could have happened.
I also kept on bartendering during the weekends (which I did since I was 15), to pay both for 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.
After graduating, I decided to shake up my life, so I took a chance for 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, from being a mere crossing point to Macau to being 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 sic bo (骰寶)…
My career brought me then to Mexico, where I nested in Culiacán, capital of the Free and Sovereign State of Sinaloa and one of the most dangerous cities in the world; afterwards I lived for a while in Ireland (Killarney). Currently I am back to China (Suzhou), where I live and work.
If you want to get the whole picture of yours truly, check my personal page. You can also get the impressions of my wanderings here, and get in touch with me, too. I’m usually uploading something every week if the work load 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