LUCKY Rob Jung has landed a dream job — he is paid to go around the world having fun.
Rob, 25, is one of two "Junior Lucky B******s" hired by Italian street fashion label 55DSL.
All he and his French "workmate" Jeremy Angelie, 23, have to do is write daily blogs and put video updates of their travels on the company’s website.
They are handed wads of cash to cover hotels, flights, cars, food, travel expenses and even mobile phones. And they each get PAID £350 a month.
Speaking from a beach in Bali, Rob, said: "It’s incredible. One minute I was bumming around East London trying to make ends meet — now I’ve already been half way round the world. I’m a very, very lucky man."
The 55-day global trek takes in dozens of cities, including Paris, London, Berlin, Hong Kong, New York and San Francisco. The pair have seen sumo wrestling in Japan, climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge and watched the sun set over the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
The art graduate beat 600 applicants from 123 countries to win the cushy contract. He said: "I’ve seen things I never dreamed of. I’ve crossed the States in a convertible and been in tree-tops in a rain forest." But Rob, of Thetford, Norfolk, insisted: "It’s really hard work, honestly. We edit film every day. The first few weeks we were knackered."
A spokeswoman for 55DSL in Marostica, northern Italy, said: "Every one of us has dreamt about having the perfect job.
"Their job, if you can call it that, is to travel our planet for 55 days, filming and blogging everything that catches their attention."
By JOHN COLES
September 02, 2006
Trip to remember … route of Rob’s amazing 55-day journey