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Dear Bobbi: 21st Century Pen Pals

4 Comments 27 August 2013

Dear Bobbi: 21st Century Pen Pals

For anyone who has ever had a pen pal or random travel partner they met in foreign lands who became their best friend – this website is for you.

Those who have been reading my site from the start (LEGENDS!) will know that almost four years ago I was in the running for “The Best Backpacker Job in the World”. There was a YouTube video that involved me scuba diving in a hot tub, which I bothered loads of people to watch to help me win. Sadly – I did not, but weirdly – another girl named Bobbi did.

I went to Australia – where this “best” job took place and ended up “working” it anyway with the other Bobbi (her name is Bobbi-Jo by the way and you can check out her blog here). After surviving shark tanks, monstrous spiders and wild cow stampedes – we parted ways, but never lost touch. In fact, not only did we correspond through emails and Skype over the following years, but we also managed to live in the same countries (New Zealand and England) and even the same city (London) again.

Now that we have the big bad Atlantic between us – as we did when we were just strangers with the same name entering random YouTube contests long ago – we’ve decided to keep in touch as pen pals of the 21st century.

May I introduce – Dear Bobbi.

A tale of two Bobbis. To the left is my photo of the New York skyline, to the right is Bobbi-Jo's of the London skyline.

A tale of two Bobbi’s, to the left is my photo of the New York skyline, to the right is Bobbi-Jo’s of the London skyline.

The website is a transatlantic correspondence between me and my name twin. Twice a week we’ll post photos with the same theme, such as self, skyline and fruit. Follow along as we send photographic love letters across the pond.

Have you ever met a great friend on your travels that you still keep in touch with? Have you ever had a pen pal?

Share your stories below!

If you want more Bobbi: Follow Dear Bobbi on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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  • http://www.ellecroft.com/ Elle Croft

    Love the concept! I’m looking forward to seeing what you both come up with! Also, did you know there’s a song called Dear Bobbie? It’s by one of my favourite bands, Yellowcard, and it never fails to bring a tear to my eye: http://youtu.be/vZTm0D121E4

  • http://todayimbobbi.com/ bobbi

    One of my former co-workers introduced me to ‘Dear Bobbie’ years ago! I might have told Bobbi Lee about it, but now I can’t remember! It’s a great song! And I’m with you on the tears, I totally teared up the first time I heard it!!

  • http://www.heelsandwheelsonline.com/ Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Thanks Elle! I believe Bobbi did play that for me once. But I can’t remember how the song goes – so I am adding it to my playlist today ladies!

  • mari

    Very interesting informatsiya..

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