Man quit his 9 to 5 job to travel the world with his piano

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Dotan Negrin decided to quit his day job in 2010 so that he could travel the world with his piano, playing for audiences as he went. “I was unhappy and frustrated with the way the world works.  I spent two years after college jumping from job to job without really feeling like I was moving forward. I wanted to figure out a way to make a living doing the things I am most passionate about: music, traveling the world, and meeting people,” he writes on his website.

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In 2010, Dotan quit his day job, bought a truck and a piano, and hit the road in pursuit of a new life. ©Instagram/@pianoaround

One of his biggest adventures was in 2013 when he drove from New York to Costa Rica, staying on the road for seven months. Along the way, he spent time at Mardi Gras in New Orleans and played for some people who had never even seen a piano before.

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Negrin has been travelling the world with his piano for five years and says he has met over 10,000 people. ©Instagram/@pianoaround

As well as his piano, Dotan travels with his dog Brando. To date, they’ve visited over 300 cities in 21 countries.

Dotan Negrin and his dog Brando
Dotan and his dog, Brando. ©Instagram/@pianoaround

If you want to keep up to date with Negrin’s latest adventure, you can sign up online for a weekly email containing his current news. You can also find him on Youtube.

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