About Me – German Backpacker
Hey there, I’m happy that you’re here – Welcome to German Backpacker!
I’m delighted that you’ve arrived at this page. While my articles typically offer valuable information and facts about my travel destinations, I also want to take a moment to introduce myself and provide a glimpse into the person behind “German Backpacker.”
I’m Patrick, a world traveler from southern Germany (yes, my hometown boasts only 6 inhabitants!). Although I had limited travel opportunities during my childhood, circumstances never deterred me from pursuing my passion for exploration. Fortunately, my business studies at university presented numerous remarkable chances to combine academia with travel. Over the years, I embarked on exchange semesters to California and Mexico, volunteered in Africa, and completed an internship in South Korea. Moreover, I seized my semester breaks to embark on extensive backpacking journeys across the globe. For instance, I spent significant time in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Thailand), ventured to India and China, and embarked on a remarkable trip from Europe to Asia via the Trans-Siberian Railway. During my university years, I even spent four months in South America and traversed overland from Egypt through Sudan and into Ethiopia. Truly unforgettable experiences!
Upon graduating with my Master’s degree in the summer of 2018, I made the decision to fully devote myself to professional travel blogging, transforming my passion into a career. Through this website, I’ve been fortunate to embark on incredible travel ventures to popular destinations such as Sri Lanka, London, and Jordan, as well as to off-the-beaten-path locations like Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan.
In 2020, I made a significant transition in my career by pivoting to a corporate product management role, which required me to shift my focus from full-time traveling. While I embraced this new opportunity, I continued to nurture my passion for travel by dedicating time to work on my travel website alongside my professional responsibilities. Although my focus shifted to corporate endeavors, I remained committed to sharing my travel experiences, stories, and insights through my website, ensuring that my love for exploration and the desire to inspire others continued to thrive.
I’m always eager to hear from my readers, so please don’t hesitate to send me a message!