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José Cantón

José joins the Dragoman team after living in the French Alps for three years. He's Spanish but was born and lived most of his life in Holland.

- What did you do for a living before becoming crew?

For the past 3 years I have been doing summer and winter seasons in Morzine (France) as a transfer driver and in the interseasons I worked in Holland as a lorry driver in retail delivery service and on the side I also worked in a big theatre / congress centre (Mainly as an Usher, but I also did all kind of other things there). Before that I was a chauffeur.

- Why did you become Dragoman crew?

It was time for a new chalenge. I love driving around in any kind of vehicle and see new places. Dragoman sounds like a great challange with many possiblities to expand my knowledge and develop new personal skills.

- What's your favourite destination?

Planet Earth? :P The world is a huge place, I haven't seen all of it yet so at this point I can't really awnser this question.  

- What has been your favourite or most memorable occasion on the road?

Trying to make a selfie of a group of cows that were walking around on the mountain, and when the cows had past along, the big mean bull also came to have a look, and I had to shelter behind the electric fence becouse he wasn't very amused of me taking the selfi with his beloved cows.

- What's the most essential item in your backpack?

Among all my gadgets I think I would have to choose for a external battery pack to charge my gadgets on the road. 

- What is your one piece of advice to future overlanders/passengers?

The fewer expectations you have, the fewer disappointments you'll encounter. Have an open mind and understanding for new things, and most important respect each other. Also a happy face and a smile opens many doors without speaking any language.