The work and
travel life stories in this book will hardly leave anyone unaffected. Either
they would rouse your desire to travel – even if you dislike traveling – or
they would awaken the profound desire to become an industrial gypsy – even if you dislike working.
You will be out
and about with Stephan Thiemonds, experiencing a motley collection of lively, funny,
informative and ironic short stories. You’ll be traveling through thirteen
countries on four continents, from Europe to South America, via Asia, and even
to the Antarctic.
entertainment, nostalgia and professional knowledge, his stories also offer
extraordinary motivation to young people who are often on the look-out for
adventurous career options after finishing school, because these stories show a
globalized working life from a completely new and fresh perspective. On top of
everything, they serve as proof that you can come a long way in this modern age
of air travel – at least in terms of distance – with a grounded technical
Are you ready to begin your
Thiemonds is a German service engineer who found his calling as a Writer and a
World-traveller. In the summer of 2002, he set on a bicycle journey around the
world that lasted many months and took him across multiple continents. Since
2003, Stephan has travelled across the world, while working for
Buss-SMS-Canzler GmbH based in Butzbach, Germany.
He is passionate
about traveling, tightening screws and is always on the lookout to learn
something new. The myriad first-hand experiences while travelling the world,
including Antarctica, inspired him to write his semi-autobiographical short
stories. Until now, he has written seven books. A selection of stories from
these books has been translated into English under the umbrella of 359°. The English book was also
translated into Mandarin and published in China in early 2016.