Today we would like to introduce Pol, Catalan guy from Sabadell who lives in Thailand nowadays.
How did you start as a writer?
My interest in writing started on my first trip to India 4-5 years ago. I used to be amazed by such a fantastic culture and that I needed to write it down. I used to be there for 4 months writing almost everyday in my diary. I’ve never read that diary again though, I feel the longer I wait the more I’ll appreciate it.
Later on, I met Gary from www.everything-everywhere.com and Matt from www.nomadicmatt.com at the Fiji Islands and that I acknowledged about the travel blog world. After a couple of months I started my very own Spanish blog www.mundo-nomada.com. That was 2 years ago.
What sort of writing does one love most?
I love writing about Thailand because is where I’ve been living the last 2 years. I also enjoy helping people go pass by themselves by writing recommendations on the way to travel or the way to get to places. I just wrote a piece of writing inspired on an issue I got asked via email ‘How to urge to Angkor Wat from Bangkok” (http://www.mundo-nomada.com/articulos/como-ir-de-bangkok-a-siem-reap-escapada-a-angkor-wat). there’s tons of data about it in English but not that much in Spanish.
List three tips/pieces of recommendation you’d give to new freelance writers.
- Think it twice before stepping into this world, you’ll need to exert effort without expecting much compensation aside from comments.
- Try to write it about new things nobody has written before in your language.
- If a word seems not necessary, needless to say it’s not.
Give a brief description about you.
My name is Pol and I’m a Catalan from Sabadell (Barcelona). I quit my job as a security Security Officer in 2009 and went for a year trip around Asia. then I established myself in Thailand where I’ve been teaching Spanish for the last 2 years while exploring the wonderful South East Asia.