Interview with Kirsty and Poi of NoPlaceToBe: Lucky 13 Questions

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Kirsty and Poi are a couple that I admire quite a lot. Well, frankly I envy them even more than that. They are traveling the world in their early 20s and doing it as a couple, with a great sense of humor as a bonus. I wish I’d taken their path way back in the day…

They have been traveling through China and SE Asia for the past half-year or so and plan on sticking in that area for the foreseeable future. Hopefully, they will still be there in October, when I get there after finishing up the Ultimate Train Challenge in Vietnam and I can have a few beers with them.

In the meantime, go check out their blog, follow them on Twitter and enjoy their truly original answers to the Lucky 13:

1 – Fill in the blank: I have an irrational fear of ______________.

Poi: Sunbathing – you get burnt and it’s boring, whats the point.

Kirsty: Small confined spaces – ughh I hate them.

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2 – What do you most miss from high school?

Poi: My mum’s pack up sandwiches and pocket money, I don’t see why they have to stop because I’m the other side of the planet.

Kirsty: Boy talk. – Poi just doesn’t get how the girly chats are meant to go, football is a no no.

3 – Who is your biggest celebrity crush?

Poi: Katy Perry/the one who looks like her (zoeey deschannel) – maybe it should be the other way round, I’m pretty sure she’s older.


Kirsty: Anyone who has played Doctor Who… seriously, obsessed is an understatement.

4 –  Give us your one paragraph obituary as you’d like to have it turn out.

Poi: Although no-one really saw him for most of his life, we know he had a good life spending most of his time swimming in remote locations. Awesome, amazing, handsome, lady-killer and all round super-human he will of course be missed and completely irreplaceable. It’s great how he became a millionaire at 25 too…

Kirsty: Kirsty was an amazing human being when she wasn’t being awesome she was inspiring the world with her brilliant writing. Although she published 47,000 books and starred in 25,000 films, every one of which touched the heart of millions, she remained modest and only took one other job as the face of google.

5 – What particular accomplishment are your parents most proud of you for?

Poi: Doing exactly this travelling – I can be a bum for the rest of my life and they’ll still think I’m great and – if I don’t ask them they can’t tell me otherwise.

Kirsty: Graduating from University.

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I didn't know what Mr. Blobby was. Now I wish I hadn't looked.

6 – who is your favorite overweight/large person?

Poi: Mr Blobby! – Saturday night television has never been the same and neither has Noel Edmonds.

Kirsty: Jonah Hill – We seem to have watched a lot of films with him in lately.

7 – festival you most want to go to?

Poi: Benacassim – 9 Day beach party. Good music, sun, sea and beach wear 😉

Kirsty: Glastonbury – one of the orginal and biggest festivals in the UK

8 – if you could be transported to one time/place in history what would it be, and why?

Poi: About a year and a half’s time when I become a millionaire at 25 and then some random important historical moment because that’s what I’m meant to say??

Kirsty: The first time I met Poi so I could get myself the hell outta there!

9 – Superhero you would most want to hang out with for a weekend?

Poi: I recently wrote about this guy called Super Boyfriend, from what I’ve heard he is the best super hero around so….

Kirsty: I like the sound of super boyfriend but for me it would have to be superman so he can fly me around loads of cool places, super boyfriend can’t fly…

10 – You have an unlimited travel budget for 24 hours — tell us what you’d do.

Poi: Pay up front for loads of trips for the next 10 years, go jet skiing, shark diving, sky diving, bungee jumping, then probably have a nap on a flight home for a night out with my friends, getting the hell out of there before my time is up.

Kirsty: Fly first class to Las Vagas, book into the swankiest suite and blow shit loads of money on games I don’t even know how to play

11 — Mom and Dad are never going to read this, so I can finally admit that I lied to them about ____________.

Poi: never lying to them.

Kirsty: Poi being able to provide for and take care of me.

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12 — What is your favorite continent?

Poi: Asia – I loooove it here.

Kirsty: Snap.

13 — if I were King/Queen for the day, I would make _______ illegal and publishable by _________.

Poi: dreadlocks – shaven head. They were okay when you saw them once every six months but now everyone has them…

Kirsty: Queue jumpers – a chip in their head which forces them to allow anyone queuing behind them to go in front every time and then bark like a dog, might as well make it more fun?

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I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all. Read more by Michael Hodson and connect on Google Plus.

22 Responses to “Interview with Kirsty and Poi of NoPlaceToBe: Lucky 13 Questions” Subscribe

  1. Todd | Todd's Wanderings April 19, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    Wow, Poi, Kirsty is really talking you up 🙂 Great, funny interviews guys.

    • Kirsty April 20, 2011 at 6:08 am #

      He is good at finding cameras in fast flowing rivers…. but that’s about it! 😉

  2. Lauren April 19, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    Hahaha so funny! Man, I miss Mr Blobby too!! 🙂

    • Poi April 20, 2011 at 6:09 am #

      Why the Noel Edmonds and Mr Blobby combo was ever cut, I will never know why! Ant and Dec just haven’t got it!

  3. Andrea April 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Haha – great interview! Hope all your millionaire come true, guys! =) Loved the “face of google” comment…

    • Poi April 20, 2011 at 6:10 am #

      it. will. happen. 🙂

  4. Erica April 19, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    Kirsty – you and I apparently have quite a bit in common! I’m claustrophobic as all hell and my parents were beaming when I graduated college.

    And Poi, you have really cool parents. 😛

    • Kirsty April 20, 2011 at 6:11 am #

      I think his parents are more determined to make it work than we are sometimes! 🙂

  5. Roy April 19, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Mr Blobby freaks me out. Just sayin’.

    • Kirsty April 20, 2011 at 6:12 am #

      all he says is blobby blobby blobby too…. but somehow it was great entertainment!!!

  6. Kyle April 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Lots of parts of this interview made me laugh out loud! What a funny couple, I hope our travels cross paths one day.

    • Poi April 20, 2011 at 6:13 am #

      Thanks, I do too – we’re in Bangkok for the next year if you are heading that way!

  7. Daniel N. April 19, 2011 at 10:16 pm #

    They were our kick-ass neighbors in Chiang Mai. Great interview!

    • Poi April 20, 2011 at 6:15 am #

      Thanks Dan, look forward to seeing you in bkk sometime 🙂

  8. Jaime April 20, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    LOL great interview!!! One of my favorite travel bloggers. One day I will meet them until then I will enjoy them through their blog.

  9. Mike April 20, 2011 at 3:29 am #

    Haha, great interview and answers. I enjoyed Kirsty’s answer to number 11.

    • Poi April 20, 2011 at 6:17 am #

      Thanks Jamie and Mike 🙂

  10. Dustin Main - Skinny Backpacker April 20, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    Kirsty and Poi are good people. Great interview guys.

    • Poi April 21, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

      Thanks Dustin!

  11. Laura April 21, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    I’ve never heard of Mr. Blobby either- creepy!

    • Poi April 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

      Mr Blobby is not creepy, he’s the icon of a generation!

  12. Marquita Hines December 9, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    I’m claustrophobic as all hell and my parents were beaming when I graduated college. it. LOL great interview!!! Great interview!

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