Oh Hey! We’re Poi and Kirsty, an English couple in our early twenties, we’re currently on route back to England after Kirsty finished teaching English to some very young (and amazingly intelligent) Thai children while I (Poi) claimed to be working hard at home on this blog in Bangkok for a year.
Before Bangkok we were just your average backpackers for 7 months, we started our journey in Beijing, China before hitting the backpacker trail in Vietnam. We then spent some time in Chiang Mai, Thailand before travelling around Laos and Cambodia.
Once back in England Kirsty will be working as a buisness teacher in London for two years in order to become fully qualified after enjoying her first experience of teaching in Thailand so much. Currently the plan is to head straight off to Australia once those two years are up and continue our journey on a more long term basis. Let’s see if it works out!
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I was always planning to get a graduate job after university. However, the four years at Aston made me realise that life isn’t all about securing “that career” and there is a lot more that I wanted to do before settling into a 9-5 life (if I eventually get round to it).
Some interesting things about me:
- I’m rarely seen without a scarf
- I love the colour purple
- I follow formula 1 and would love to catch a Singapore night race
- I’m a Harry potter geek and could probably answer any question about the books
- I read all the Twilight books in a week – it was a good way to distract myself from revision
- It takes me a long time to learn even the basics of a new language – I’m not even sure I have a complete grasp of English
To start off, I’ve had the nickname Poi since I was about 11, I don’t know why despite being asked all the time. Compared to Kirsty, I hate using and reading bullet points and I read proper books, Harry Potter? pfft!
Before leaving for this trip I was working full time for my local city council, the best part being I spent half the day cycling round the city. Other than that it was just a job and I had no difficulty handing in my notice for this adventure, the one thing I didn’t enjoy was saying goodbye to the tennis ball (road bike).
I’m not really interested in food, and used to survive on a cheap diet of tuna, pasta, toast and jacket potatoes. I would much rather spend the money on doing something interesting or a beer (or ten) is always good. I will one day marry Katy Perry (or Zooey Deschannel, close enough eh?)
Finally if you’re a Tottenham Hotspur fan, give me a shout, I’m pretty sure Kirsty is sick of hearing about them!
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