On Friday 14th August Amazing Bike Tours were joined by Linda from USA, Brian from New Zealand, Jenny and Annette from Australia and Arsene from Belgium for our 1 day Thailand Bike Tour from Phuket to Koh Yao Noi.
Amazing Bike Tours, unexpected experiences.
Shortly in to our bike ride a local man waved us in to his house in Koh Yao Noi. His names was Khun Sahat and he used to make a living collecting Swallow nests. Swallow nests are highly valued for making soup with by the Chinese. The swallows make their nests inside caves and on cliff faces, the locals make some very precarious bamboo scafalding to reach the top of the huges caves and cliff faces to obtain the Swallow nests. Back in 1990 two photographers came to the local area to do a photo documentary of the local men and their climbing feats to reach the nests. This photo essay appeared both in National Geographic magazine and also in a coffee table photo book, part of a series of books by these photographers about old lifestyles in remote locations that are becoming obsolete.
Khun Sahat proudly showed us these pictures of himself in National Geographic and the book, a totally unexpected experience for both the guide our our guests on this Bike ride.
Khun Sahat, former swallows nest collecter and great character.
Arsenen from Belgium, rice paddies, Thailand.
The Ozzie girls on an Amazing Bike Tour.
Jenny and Nett from Australia.
Bike tours for all levels of riders and fittness.
A great days Biking, fantastic people, great weather, beautiful Island, Amazing Views…..what more could you want.
We look forward to welcoming you all back for some more Thailand Biking.