Name: Joshua aka Josh, Joshi
Born: Paisley, UK
Occupation: Water & sanitation professional, currently on sabbatical.
Current Location: Europe
Countries Visited: Kind of losing track these days, but it’s over 40…
Favourite Countries: Myanmar, Germany, Brazil
Favourite Cities: Yangon (Rangoon), Glasgow, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong
Since starting my own travel journey while at university, I seem to travel more and more with each coming year. After voluntary work in Swaziland and China, I knew travel was something I wanted in my career, and so I further invested in my international experience by working in Mongolia and Germany. After graduating with a Master’s in Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, I took a job as a field service engineer to further feed my travel habit. After 2 years working that job and reaching my quarter life crisis, I quit and work in the humanitarian response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. Since then I’ve been working in Myanmar and will be starting a sabbatical in Europe in 2016.
While travelling I keep a conscious decision to keep an open mind, in order to discover as much as I can about a place, and always as the question “What is this place really like?” I dig a little deeper and try to learn what the reality of life in a given place is, especially as far as culture, industry and gay issues are concerned. There are too many stereotypes about different people and places, and my aim is to break them down, write honestly and share the truth about a place (or at the very least a different perspective). On top of that I’ll be sharing my own personal thoughts and experiences from the road.
Life working as an engineer on the road is challenging, but full of opportunities. I hope you’ll enjoy sharing in those opportunities. I’m not really sure where my travels are going to take me next, but I’ll be looking forward to it wherever, whenever it is and really making sure I make the most of every day. And if you happen to see me on the road, make sure you stop me and say hi…
Thanks for stopping by – I really appreciate it!
- Easyjet Blogger on the Month, February 2013
- Member of the travel blog traffic exchange
- Interview with Chemistry World magazine
- Interview with The Smart Van
2016 Travel Plans
- January – Scotland, England, France
- February – France, Scotland, USA?
- March – TBC