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Just an update

The first week back

I said I wanted to update my blog regularly, even with inane, pointless drivel (What do you mean that’s normail for me!?). My first week back home was okay, I’d still like to be back in Brazil, but all good things come to an end and I need to earn money so that I can go away again. The more I go away, the more I want to go away, if that makes sense.

Being back wasn’t too bad in work, didn’t have to answer the same questions over and over. Just been catching up on all the TV I missed, most of them about Brazil funnily enough. What an exciting life I now lead eh? My followers on Instagram must now think I’m boring and I have no exciting/different pictures to post.

In other news I will be going to watch the big game between Morecambe and Wycombe Wanderers at the Globe Arena in October, so my aim of completing the 92 is slowly making progress…..

How much did you spend!?

One other common question I have been asked is ‘How much did your trip cost you?’ I’m never really sure why people want to know this or why it’s relevant at all (unless you plan to go to a World Cup yourself). But for those of you who are interested, I worked it out and it cost me around £6500 for my flights, hostels, excursions, spending money and match tickets (£1000 for the 9 games).

I don’t regret it at all, yes maybe I should save up for a house of my own but I don’t like the thought of that (yet). I’m not interested in the slightest in getting married or having children at all, people say ‘you’ll change’ but I’m different to a lot of people.

A bad ‘Korea’ move?

I have now decided where I am going on holiday in 2015, yesterday I booked to go to the Democratic People’s Rebublic of Korea, otherwise known as North Korea. As I said in one if my previous blogs, I am fascinated by the country – All week I have been watching documentaries on Youtube about the place and the ones who have ‘defected’ to South Korea.

So without wanting to waste any time I booked a 5 day group tour during the ‘Victory Day’ parade, which is on 27th July. On that date in 1953 the two Koreas signed a truce, but never a peace treaty. As well as going to the DMZ on the border of South Korea and a city tour of Pyongyang, the capital. There will be guides with the group at all times and obviously certain things are restricted, but I like to go to obscure places.

Before that I will go to Beijing for around 5 days and do all the touristy stuff there, as you can only get to North Korea from China. Oddly Facebook and Twitter is blocked in China, but is accessible in North Korea (to toursts), if anyone wants to join me they are more than welcome – but I’m not paying!

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