I count myself so fortunate and blessed with my working life. Retired now (sort of) but spent many years working on British aid projects and some funded by the World Bank. Worked all over the world Far East, Middle East, the Caribbean but mainly in Africa. Went to places I would never have normally gone to such as Ethiopia, (the carved churches in Lalibela are unbelievable), Zanzibar, Kuwait. Was banged up ( wrongfully) in Sierra Leone.
My area was records and information management and I helped set up a patients registration unit in Banjul (medical records were in a terrible state) and developed a rape support centre in Freetown just after the civil war. Am currently working on a prisoner biometric registration project in Nigeria to help decongest prison populations (inmates can be held in prison for years after their sentence has elapsed because no one can find their records at the prison or the courts or the police). All worthwhile and highly satisfying.
Met some wonderful people, including a larger than life Madam Pussy who ran a restaurant near Freetown and the menu, instead of saying Starters or Hors d'oeuvres, said Madam Pussy's Openings! Also drank an alarmingly huge amount of different beers all over the world. Happy times.