Kristina Isberg and Peter Fenczik had this to say about their recent bicycle tour through Kerala – “We highly recommend it as a fantastic way to see beautiful Kerala!” Check out their great blog about the tour here: http://www.peteandkristinaroam.blogspot.com/2013/02/kochi-to-munnar-cycling-from-sea-to-tea.html
Carmela and Colin Pearson had some unusual guests at their wedding and they brought them along on their honeymoon as well! Biking is an integral part of their lives and they couldn’t do without their bikes at either their cycling-themed ceremony or on their honeymoon ride from Bangkok to Phuket. Along the way Carmela posted photos daily and commented that “our honeymoon is full of interesting culture, good food and great Thai hospitality.” Check out some of their photos below. It is a truly special couple that can spend their honeymoon cycling more than 850 kilometres and we congratulate them both!
Day 1: 115 kilometers of scenic riding from hua hin to prachuab kirikan… ending the ride at a quaint coffee shop that plays jazz music and has a good display of vintage bikes… day 2 of our honeymoon is full of interesting culture, good food and great Thai hospitality. 🙂
Day 3: sawasdee kap! arrived at the quiet beach town of bangsaphan, prachuapkhirikan. we biked up to a modern Buddhist temple with the gulf of Thailand as backdrop, discovered hidden coffeeshops and had the best pad thai we’ve ever tasted. 🙂
Day 5: day 5 of our cycling honeymoon covered 125km of “undulating” roads under 40º heat from Bankrut to a nice beach resort north of Chumpon. today’s ride was quite challenging but we’re not complaining. we had fresh seafood in a rustic restaurant along the beach, met other European cyclists on the road and was greeted with so much warmth everywhere we stop at. 🙂
Day 6: Today we covered 140km and crossed the Isthmus of Kra, which separates the Gulf of Thailand from the Andaman Sea… crossing from the eastern coast line to the west coast. We had steamed dumplings in the town of Thap Lee. We passed through the town of Kra Buri, very close to the Thai-Burma border, where a lot of burmese workers reside. We even saw a truck full of illegal Burmese settlers just caught by the Thai immigration. Not to be daunted, we pushed on and enjoyed a chicken noodle lunch. We went through “undulating” roads that cut through the lush jungle-clad mountains and reached a spa town in Ranong Province famous for its hot springs. Day 6 of our honeymoon proved to be the most challenging to date but also the most eventful. 🙂
Day 7: Sometimes, i catch myself counting my blessings and feeling so grateful of this gift called LIFE. Today was no exception as my husband and i finished a gruelling 130km under 41º heat. We had another exceptional thai lunch and ended our ride at a beautiful mountain resort in Khuraburi. Day 7 is definitely a blessing. 🙂
Day 8: Day 8 of our cycling honeymoon is probably one of the easiest days on the bike covering 80km of relatively flat roads. While it was probably also the most picturesque with the beautiful Andaman Sea as backdrop, it was also quite heart-wrenching. We stopped at a coffeeshop in Takua Pa, a former Portuguese settlement known for being the center of tin mining during the 1st half of the 20th century. We rode through one of the worst areas devastated by the 2004 tsunami. It was quite depressing at first but amazing as well to see how the community has bounced back. It’s interesting to point out how resilient the Thais are, very much like us Filipinos. 🙂
Day 9: After cycling for 9 days and over 850 kilometers from bangkok, we finally arrive at our beautiful resort in Phuket. Now, it’s time for some R&R! Thank you SpiceRoads for a memorable cycling honeymoon adventure! 🙂
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