Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Generous Hosts

Whilst in Phuket we stayed with a friend-of-a friend-of-a-friend,
Nick and his wife Maple in their home in Surin Beach. Nick is a property developer turned environmental activist, and has recently negotiated with the government to introduce a charge for plastic bags in Phuket. Awesome!

We really appreciated Nick and Maple’s generosity. Staying with them was an unexpected luxury, especially Maple’s wonderful home cooked (healthy) meals and Nick’s assistance to get media interest in Chris’s journey.

While Chris was doing radio and newspaper interviews, I spent this few days catching up on emails, having massage and swimming in the ocean. To be honest though, I was glad to be back on our bikes after 2 days hanging out.

Throughout the journey so far, we have had some other wonderful hosts and I just wanted to make mention of them here. I will continue to update this list as the journey continues. We are extremely grateful for the hospitality shown to us by:

Din and Rizal – Langkawi island; Alex, the ladyboy who cooked us a spicy Thai meal and showed us the sights - Trang; Nick, Maple and their dog Sausage – Phuket; Jom, the fun loving restaurant owner and everyone’s mate -Phang Nga; Ram, Ton and their families (Jom’s friends) – Ban Tha Khun
Na Ang, P’Bon and P’Gae (Nui’s Family); as well as Fon and Boy – Surat Thani
P'Pet and Family - Ao Noi Village
P'Nong, Meaw and Family - Gang Kradai Village
Greenpeace Organic Rice Farm Project - Ratchaburi

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