Completing my Bucket List

Interview with Carmen

Interview with Carmen from

greatwallWhy do you have a bucket list?

I don’t really have one except for when I have limited time and I have to select things to do/see while skipping others. So a bucket list for me is a tool to organize my time and my trips. A resource that I will follow strictly if I can’t do or see everything.

How many things are on your list?

Too many to tell. For example I’d like to go Pakistan but I’ll keep that at the bottom of my list for now since it’s a crazy idea for my family and social circle. Nevertheless, I’m going there before I die.

How many have you done?

Ufff… I can’t really say how many because every then and often I add new things to my list. But in general terms, I’ve done the most important ones that I set myself from when I was a teenager: visit more than 25 countries, live in several countries, get a Bachelor’s degree abroad, learn three languages.

The favorite thing you’ve ticket off your list?

Asia: Taj Mahal, The Great Wall, Angkor Temples… and many more. Difficult to find a favorite.

Least favourite thing?

Studied two degrees at University (7 years). My first degree was in translating, in Madrid. The second was in London, a business degree. 7 years in total was too much. I wish I had spent four years travelling after high school.

If you could only choose three things on your list to complete what would they be?

Swim with dolphins (anywhere in the world), take a yacht day trip and do a safari in Kenya or somewhere similar.

Do you think everyone should start a bucket list?

Yes, for the sake of organization. It helps you prioritice in case you have limited time.

What’s next for you?

At the time of writing, I have a job offer in China as a Sales Consultant in a local company that sells electronics. At the same time, I’m waiting for the answer for a one year job at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in an overseas country of their choice. So I have no idea where I will be in the next month from now!. I’m traveling in Spain and UK until I know what my next move is. I love to travel but I do it part time because career is important too. And part of traveling could also be living abroad in several countries.



Best of luck whatever you decide to do Carmen 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Interview with Carmen

  1. Moritz

    Very interesting interview! I really like the idea of connecting the travel lifestyle with a real career. Jobs abroad are an amazing opportunity to combine both, so I’m sure you’re doing it just right, Carmen! While I personally have the pleasure to work everywhere on the world while travelling, having a real “home” somewhere on the planet isn’t bad either 🙂

    1. Carmen

      Yeah, I believe it’s possible to have a career and be able to travel because you can work abroad. And yes, having a base somewhere is also good so I don’t have to carry all my luggage. Or if you can’t work abroad at least you can take a career break from to time and travel 🙂

      @Laura: Thanks for publishing me

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