ourbigbiketrip

……gallivanting around New Zealand and SE Asia

Finally…..photos!

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Cock fighting...On a lazy Sunday in Thailand what do you do?   Get out your giant rubber rings and have your neighbour''s cockerel fight yours.

Cock fighting…On a lazy Sunday in Thailand what do you do?
Get out your giant rubber rings and have your neighbour”s cockerel fight yours.

Staying with a Thai family...Su's friend Kanitta very kindly organised for us to stay in her family home when we were passing through Chai Am. They spoiled us with cakes, fried rice and a traditional steamboat dinner.

Staying with a Thai family…Su’s friend Kanitta very kindly organised for us to stay in her family home when we were passing through Chai Am. They spoiled us with cakes, fried rice and a traditional steamboat dinner.

Thailand...Ancient temples much cooler than the garish modern temples

Thailand…Ancient temples much cooler than the garish modern temples

Offering altar for the Gods...In Thailand, it is custom to offer food and drink that you wish to consume in your afterlife, many altars had Fanta, cigarettes and the odd watermelon

Offering altar for the Gods…In Thailand, it is custom to offer food and drink that you wish to consume in your afterlife, many altars had Fanta, cigarettes and the odd watermelon

Thai Tesco...Don't see many cows elsewhere posing outside the supermarket giant!

Thai Tesco…Don’t see many cows elsewhere posing outside the supermarket giant!

Over the hills to Chiang Mai....Northern Thailand much more mountainous, Ella can now smile at the top of mountains and not cry up them..

Over the hills to Chiang Mai….Northern Thailand much more mountainous, Ella can now smile at the top of mountains and not cry up them..

Disco temple gateway

Disco temple gateway

Woman down.....40 miles in, a little rest of the legs

Woman down…..40 miles in, a little rest of the legs

Market in Chiang Mai......The fish is markets are still live, until the unlucky one is chosen and chopped up.  All the buckets are netted otherwise the fish and frogs try to make a break for freedom.

Market in Chiang Mai……The fish is markets are still live, until the unlucky one is chosen and chopped up. All the buckets are netted otherwise the fish and frogs try to make a break for freedom.

Cooking up deliciousness...Ella has now mastered massaman curry

Cooking up deliciousness…Ella has now mastered massaman curry

Huay Xai, Laos....Water buffalo cooling from the heat, the buffalo are used to work on the rice paddies

Huay Xai, Laos….Water buffalo cooling from the heat, the buffalo are used to work on the rice paddies

Ladies working in Laos, rice field being harvested

Ladies working in Laos, rice field being harvested

Mekong River separating Thailand &Laos

Mekong River separating Thailand &Laos

Mountains in Northern Laos

Mountains in Northern Laos

Northern Laos, wooden shack villages with rice paddy gardens

Northern Laos, wooden shack villages with rice paddy gardens

Laos

Laos

Working in the fields, Laos

Working in the fields, Laos

Village on hillside in Laos

Village on hillside in Laos

Mekong Delta, Laos

Mekong Delta, Laos

Monk, Luang Prabang

Monk, Luang Prabang

Flying the Vietnamese flag in Hanoi

Flying the Vietnamese flag in Hanoi

Train runs through the streets and backyards of the closely built homes in Hanoi

Train runs through the streets and backyards of the closely built homes in Hanoi

Not sure if these fish are sold for pets or to be eaten

Not sure if these fish are sold for pets or to be eaten

Ladies waiting to row tourists around the limestone karsts in Ninh Binh, named as 2nd Halong Bay

Ladies waiting to row tourists around the limestone karsts in Ninh Binh, named as 2nd Halong Bay

Pho (noodle soup)...We ate a bowl of Pho at least once every day, it is typically eaten for breakfast by Vietnamese

Pho (noodle soup)…We ate a bowl of Pho at least once every day, it is typically eaten for breakfast by Vietnamese

Hue, ancient capital of Vietnam...Old city walls lining the old Chinese palaces and temples

Hue, ancient capital of Vietnam…Old city walls lining the old Chinese palaces and temples

Chinese gateway to Hue citadel

Chinese gateway to Hue citadel

Seafood dinner on the beach, Lacong Bay...Next day we rode over the Hoi Van pass which is featured in the Top Gear Vietnam episode

Seafood dinner on the beach, Lacong Bay…Next day we rode over the Hoi Van pass which is featured in the Top Gear Vietnam episode

Fishes were laid out to dry everywhere along the roads

Fishes were laid out to dry everywhere along the roads

Beautiful ride along a peninsula, Vietnam

Beautiful ride along a peninsula, Vietnam

crossings on the peninsula cycle ride, crossing little rivers connected to the sea and passing through many small villages.

crossings on the peninsula cycle ride, crossing little rivers connected to the sea and passing through many small villages.

Man & cow working the field

Man & cow working the field

Rice drying in the sun everywhere in Vietnam

Rice drying in the sun everywhere in Vietnam

Stopping for a break on a sweaty hill, Vietnam

Stopping for a break on a sweaty hill, Vietnam

Little kitten we fed and looked after

Little kitten we fed and looked after

Coffee plantations in Dalat mountains ...Ella consumed many Vietnamese coffee, it is very strong though so they drink a tiny portion usually with condensed milk

Coffee plantations in Dalat mountains …Ella consumed many Vietnamese coffee, it is very strong though so they drink a tiny portion usually with condensed milk

Cambodia in distance, our destination for the end of the day

Cambodia in distance, our destination for the end of the day

Fishermen checking their catch for the day in Cambodia

Fishermen checking their catch for the day in Cambodia

A 'road' in Cambodia...Apparently this a road according to Google and our paper maps, apart from odd bit of pushing through sand, we cycled through villages, salt fields and rice paddies. Groups of children would surrounded us in the villages wanting to hold our hands and touch our bicycles.

A ‘road’ in Cambodia…Apparently this a road according to Google and our paper maps, apart from odd bit of pushing through sand, we cycled through villages, salt fields and rice paddies. Groups of children would surrounded us in the villages wanting to hold our hands and touch our bicycles.

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Author: ourbigbiketrip

Quit our jobs. Packed our padded shorts. Cycling through 7 countries. Might as well cycle home too..

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