You get to see the world
I have traveled in Russia, the Baltic countries, Ukraine and Poland. I have been to France, Switzerland, New York, Austria, Italy, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The new countries of the eastern block have definitely been the most exciting ones to visit.
I have stayed in a hotel in Warsaw for over 600 nights, and some of my favorite restaurants served me dinner over 50 times during my past many years as a traveling service engineer. They almost treat me like a rock star when I get there, and everybody is saying, "Hello, Rune!". That has never happened to me here in Copenhagen! But in Warsaw or Ukraine, I can return after 10 years, and they will still know who I am.
The real benefit of my job is that I get to see the world. I see places like Ukraine, Poland and Belarus. In Ukraine, I joined the local football team because I stayed there for such a long time. And a city like Warsaw is just a super cool city where I love taking walks by the river or visiting different museums and exhibitions.
When I travel, I get to see lots of different countries, scenery and cities. I meet different people all the time; the customers, the locals, and the people who actually work in the chocolate factory. It enriches me mentally and makes me appreciate the life I have and that I am able to both travel a lot but also have a great life back here in Denmark. I love my home and have never visited a better place than Denmark. The last many years have changed me mentally and taught me not to take things for granted and to really appreciate my life. That is something I try to pass on to my kids.