One year on since our last visit and the changes of Hoi An continue as everyone wants a piece of this progressing tourist hotspot. Businesses come and go, construction everywhere, new coffee shops and spas continue to pop up.
With all this development this has been the most positive thing we have seen. Drink refill stations. Absolutely love it.
We are having an awesome time biking around Hoi An, checking out the changes and catching up with friends.
Our favourite coffee shop Borina still alive and kicking.
Meanwhile we people watch across the street watching the comings and goings, having a 5pm cold beer, celebrating another awesome day in Hoi An and how lucky we are to be back here again.
Hoi An is almost unrecognizable from our first visit here in 2006, and the speed of change is incredible, however it is still a very special town, that we absolutely love.
We had ourselves a fab 48 hours in Bangkok and even managed to find a sports bar to watch the ABs get smashed. Bangkok seems to get busier every visit but the city of 10 million is changing. Less street food stalls, and more Western cafes popping up. Many slums being replaced by large commercial and residential developments. Constant traffic jams with more cars on the road. However the peaceful Lumpini Park is a lovey haven for the residents of this huge bustling city.
Loved our stay in Bangkok and could get used to the Club Lounge service.
Farewell Bangkok but we will see you soon.
Here we are now back in Hoi An our happy place and settled into routine for the next month. The heat, the people, the food, what isn’t there not to enjoy.
Second time riding this great West Coast Wilderness Trail and it was awesome. This time was with the bosses doing homework for work and what a blast we had. A handful of pics from the past few days.
Day 1 Ross to Hokitika 33km
Arrival into Hoki
Day 2 Hokitika to Lake Kaniere 24km
Great stay with Grant at Lake Kaniere. A true coaster.Lake Kaniere to Kumara 52kmArrival into the beautiful Kumara and staying at the Miners Cottages at the Theatre Royal.Then the final day from Kumara to Greymouth 29km