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Posted on Dec 17, 2012

Fiona from Scotland- Super Funny Girly Girl Solo Female Backpacker With A Ridiculous Number of Shoes (Kanchanaburi, Thailand)

Fiona from Scotland- Super Funny Girly Girl Solo Female Backpacker With A Ridiculous Number of Shoes (Kanchanaburi, Thailand)

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OK, seriously, I can’t take Kobi anywhere in public. It’s too embarrassing. We’re sitting in Kanchanaburi, Thailand at the Sugar Cane 2 (not to be confused with number 1) on the bamboo chairs and we start chit chatting with this adorable girl with a huge smile and foo-foo hair bows. She’s so adorable.

Kobi: Hi. What’s your name?
Foo Foo Girl: Fiona!
Kobi: Oh, I’m Shrek!

My jaw drops. “Oh my God, dear Lord Jesus Christ [says the Jew] tell me you didn’t just say that to her.” Earth swallow me up now.

[Editor note: amazing night photo of the River Kwai at the end of this post. Fiona taught me how to do the night shot. So worth a look…]

Her face contorts for the briefest split-second (and I’m pretty sure she rolled her eyes) before she breaks out in a laugh.”I get that a lot!” I don’t remember if she punched him (or I did, or I just wished someone would) but either way, she was a dear, with the cutest accent, a really beautiful new budding love story, and so much stuff that I think we have to legally disqualify her as a backpacker.

Fiona also, like Kobi, makes me laugh. Something in her spirit, her un-satiated sense of adventure, and her openness to the ever-kindness she finds in others, even without a single shared spoken word. So, without further ado, meet Fiona. She helps remind me that I haven’t interviewed anyone in months, and that I miss it.

So, she’s cool, adorable and has the best accent. Oh, and how could I forget that tripod…. Tell me she’s not precious! Oh, and she taught me how to play with the shutter settings of the camera to take this amazing night shot. I know! It’s so good! (Totally unedited! How cool is that!) I’ve since kind of forgotten how to do it, but I bet if I play with the camera, I’ll remember again. So cool!

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7 Comments

  1. Oh Man! Took me ages to get the Shrek gag. I’m so lame. Nice one Kobi!
    I totally don’t understand Google plus, sorry, I’m just discovering Twitter.

    • alyson, i remember you… you’re that diva about in the hat in the cold at home, about to make her dreams come true. oh yeah. i’m so lame too at this stuff but i wanted to die i was so embarrassed. kobi’s good that way. if you have a gmail account, you just click google+ at the top of your mail. and then, on the article you can click google+ and it gives me a ‘google like’. it will be good for your blog too to start doing it now. takes one sec to google+ stuff. i’ll start google+ing your stuff. just send me links cuz you know how blonde i am. hugs.

  2. Great interview, it looks like you girls had a lot of fun. That is also a good tip from Fiona about getting free nights at hostels.

    • thanks for taking the time to comment ‘the guy’. we live for comments, and they help us travel forever, so thank you sooo much. we had the best time in the world. she was a riot. so many adventures,and i’ve heard more and more people tell me that in australia especially they do the work for free room and sometimes food. here on the koh rong island, tons at coco bungalow and even at the koh rong dive center, many staff get free room and board in exchange for their work hours. very cool win win for everyone involved. you hoping to travel any time soon? oh, and how ever did you find us?

      • Hi Gabi/Kobi,

        I came across your interview because someone tweeted it. Oh the power of social media ;-). I’m happy to say that I am now following your site and looking forward to your tales.

        Yes, I travel too, a lot. Currently heading home for Christmas. Feel free to check out my site if you have time, it is aptly titled Flights and Frustration.

        I wish you all the best for Christmas and 2013.

        • too cool for words. soo glad that social media brought you to me. enjoy your travels and home for christmas. i just wrote a post about ‘home’ you may enjoy. it’s deep. can’t wait to see your site. can you like us on facebook and then i can share it sooo easily… (too lazy to copy paste- i know it’s terrible!) best to you The Guy! 🙂 gabi

  3. SO pissed I didn’t do this before I had kids! I would much rather be paying off travel loans than my student loans. Love her!