Boom boom – I’m back home! Yes, I decided to pull off a classically funny ‘arrive home without warning anyone’ move. It wasn’t really that funny.
12 Countries, 20 towns and 35 beds since I left I am back in sunny oxford.
Although, I returned to Slovenia last week full of beans and convinced I would land a room and a job and live happily ever after. However, attaching such a move onto the end of a three month trip wasn’t such a great idea after all and, after a week of trying I’ve put the idea on hold – temporarily.
A few reasons for coming back are…
1. I ran out of toothpaste
2. I ran out of shaving foam
3. My tooth (the one that broke) was getting annoying
4. My 3 smelly T-Shirts, 3 Jeans and 3 Shirts were getting very boring
5. I hit a 3 month travel wall
6. I hadn’t organised anywhere to stay
7. Tetley Tea
8. I want to find someone from 3 (my phone company) and give them a wedgie
9. Flights are cheap
10. The Bullingdon comedy club is on the first Wednesday of every month
11. I’m not paying to use this PC or Internet
But, before I go on, for completeness I will write up the last few days of my trip. So, here go’s…
After a late night on Thursday at a place called KMS (pronounced Ke Me S-uh) Friday night was nice and quiet and after a Gin and Tonic with Mia I hit the sack for an early night. Saturday AM was less quiet and I spent a fun morning with Marica eating a large sandwich and shopping for jeans and Saturday night was anything but quiet!
In fact Saturday night was a shining example of the randomness of almost all the nights out over the last three months. Watching Slovenia lose to Norway in the world cup qualifiers at Celica I got talking to a French guy and his girlfriend and they told me all about a crazy Slovenian pub-fight that they witnessed the night before. Then I was invited to join a guy from Hawaii, a Spanish couple, a girl from Norway and two other guys from San Francisco. After another beer and 10 minute chat we headed out to a bar around the corner on Metalkova square. Outside I met a guy from Brazil who was working for Amnesty and selling home grown ‘Tobacco’ and inside I met (along with many Slovenians) a guy from Nigeria who was studying Agronomy at Uni in Ljubljana and finally, to round the night off I met one of the nicest girls I’ve met in the whole three months – lovely Slovenian girl called Sandra.
Sunday was also great and was the perfect ending to my trip. We spent the Day swimming, sun bathing and walking at the coast in a town called Piran. It was really good to get out of the city, see the countryside and catch a glimpse of both Italy and Croatia across the water. Mia (if your reading this) I’m really, really grateful for all your hospitality in Ljubljana. In fact, that goes for everyone I’ve met from HC who’s been in contact during my trip – thanks!
Monday started at 4am, I flew home next to a fat guy playing Bruce Willis DVD’s and I was home in time for lunch. Unlike the last time I returned home when I saw a large, crazy drunk-woman running down the Cowley road in nothing but her underwear – the journey was quite boring. However, I did glance out of the bus window to see a red ford Escort (with a spoiler) with two kids in the back, a Chav blonde mum smoking a cigarette with the Sun newspaper on the dashboard. It was perfect.
So, now I have all the time in the world lookout for some pictures and emails coming to an in box near you soon
Ian, Edd, Eddy or whatever I introduced myself as….