I am a Ph.D. student in Switzerland, originally from Germany and Bolivia. Doing my research on medicinal plants from Tibet and Guatemala.
Yes it does sound as crazy at it is.
I travel a lot for my work, and I love my work. The only problem is that it is hard to get grants for the kind of project I am working on. Hence I do a lot of things on the side, keeping myself busy to be able to finance my research.