zondag 27 februari 2011


Jetlag time ,so happy to be back home but also missing the thai life.

First pictures

After 4 hours delay our plane went in the air.Fantastic journey the crew was amazing to us beacuse we were relaxed they told me when i was back stage talking with them to get some snacks,some people went very mad and wild beacuese of the delay.But for me better solve the problem on the ground than in the air.The switch in the engine was broken so quit important.The bikes arrived in 15 minutes and my mother and Otto just arrived to pick us up with 2 cars and went to their house and eat a big birthday cake with a beautifull horse on it wit Salome 3 years jipi.So impressed with our beauty house.We cleaned as maniacs and eat fresh veggies,oh nice to have some raw food love you

Now we have a jetlag and woke up at 3.30 so here the first pictures


vrijdag 25 februari 2011

Last day, goodbye Thailand , crying hotel staff & plane delay

Today wasamazing, greatt breakfastwith fruit, noodles andcakes.Then cycled goodbye tour trough the city bought the last things for our flight and went to the pool.Our danish friends visited us witha present for sallome a beauty dress.The crew arrived when our cool big ford pick up arrived to bring us tothe airport and the staff started crying they love Salome and we love them the cook boughta teddy bear for Salo and we are touched deep in our harts.The taxi driver was great with a big traffic jam we arrived in 4 hours at the airport,then the big thing pack your bikes and try to get them on the plane.we had 8 kilo overweight but they were very coulant.Nowthe palne is delayed for already 3 hours and i am afraid it can take some moe hours but we will see.

We will miss this great country with such nice people.The smells,the different culture and the magical atmosphere.We are so thank full we could do this adventure and cycling in thailand is great.

Pictures coming soon.
Dear follower:
Thank you for your support,yoour patience and your interest in our adventure.

we will update this blog when a new adventure will come and you can join us.

we love you

donderdag 24 februari 2011

Elephant,horse & mountain ride!!!!!!!

Salome and i go on adventure everyday, our favorite spots are 3 places with elephants and their little babies.We know the Mahut(trainers) very good and we can touch& hug them.We hear the ins and outs wich elephant killed who,some elephants are very dangerous, 1 female around here killed the son of the mahut who still drive her.A lot of male elephants have 1 or 2 deaths on their name they can sweep so hard that some tourists are unlucky,this is why i always take a lot of distance to show the elephant my respect,and then we are invited to come closer or not.Salome and i drove a lot in the mountains together and everyday we had great adventures from thai boxing,playing with baby cows,birthday party of a holly monk,making music with the monks and more.Today we drove along the city ,went to a school were all kids were dancing ,making music and doing sport excercises.Then we drove in the mountains to play with our favorite elephants and went to a big temple were some crocodilles were waiting for us.Salome used today the beach swimming pool and the roof terrace pool with the crew as her audience.It's so fantastic over here.Love

laatste blogje

Mijn laatste blogje, laatste dagje rondfietsen, de laatste kilo's mango's eten, en voor de laatste keer sushi maken (t goedkoopste makkelijkste en lekkerste reis-eten) want: morgen om 3 uur gaan we met een stoere pick-up truck naar het vliegveld, we zijn erg blij dat we de grote ronkende miljoenenstad Bangkok niet meer in hoeven. Vanochtend een kooklesje gehad voor het recept "Thaise Noodlesoup" van de allerliefste kok ter wereld. Haar naam begrijpen we nog altijd niet, en ze heeft niet eens ooit die van ons gevraagd en we kunnen geen woord wisselen in t engels, maar toch begrepen we elkaar al die tijd heel goed! De taal van het hart, of is het die van de maag? spreekt schijnbaar voor zichzelf. We noemen haar Kokkie, maar dat weet ze ook niet eens volgens mij. Ik stond een tijdje in de keuken te denken, hmmm, wat is hier toch anders, tot t me daagde: het keukenblad komt tot halverwege mijn dijbenen, zo klein zijn de mensen hier, een soort hippe trendy kabouter-keuken was t. Grappige voorvallen met thaise mensen zijn er te over: in de soep zat een ingredient met een chinees etiket waarvan ik niet wist wat t was. Op de achterkant van t potje zat een sticker met t engelse woord: nutrional information. Nu dachten zij dat dit de engelse naam van t spul was en lieten me dit zien. Ik zei, nee, nee, maar.... kun je de thaise naam opschrijven (zodat ik iemand kon vragen om te vertalen). Na veel oh en ah's over en weer wordt er met veel zorg opgeschreven: nutrional information. 't is lastig te schetsen maar Thaise mensen zullen altijd beleefd doen wat je vraagt, ook al is t iets mafs of overduidelijk gevraagd uit onwetendheid. Zoals t volgende: bij aankomst in t hotel lag er een briefje dat ze een strandbed voor je konden reserveren met je eigen zonne-olie etceteraa.... Wij denken: geweldig! Dus de volgende dag vragen we: kunnen we naar t strand. Aah, yes. Loopt er een meisje mee bedolven onder de badhanddoeken, 50 meter de straat uit alwaar de golven hard tegen de boulevard klotsen, en geen strand in zicht is. Wij zeggen: ah, no beach. Zegt t meisje, no beach. En we lopen met z'n allen terug, onderwijl ons lachen inhoudend.
Tot binnenkort!

woensdag 23 februari 2011

feestje salome gaat niet door!!!!

Lieve allemaal,
t feestje van Salo gaat niet door, het is dan voor haar 11 uur s'avonds en dat was ons even ontschoten in de planning ervan! Graag tot volgend jaar!
Liefs van Amira, David en Salome

Cycling in 40 degrees is hot!!!!!!

Every day it's getting warmer, you step on your bike and your shirt is totally soaked.Still great to ride and have some fun.We met a Polish girl on her bike and we gave her a lot of stuff we don't us,musquitto deet,sunblock,spoketuning material,shampoo,conditioner,crackers,maps ,routes etc. She was very happy and we too,it's nice to give and see someone smiling.Still everyday we ride around 40 km and have great adventures today we were in a  monk's home with 20 set up crocodilles,Salome loved it.Yesterday we met a bay cow and Salome played with her for 1,5 our,she walked around and the cow followed her and gave her a lot of kisses.These days we love our swimming pool so much to cool down and have some fun.We will miss it her but also love to go home but also really want to stay here.Sun is shinning and we love you all.Soon there will be a photo gallery to have an impression how it looked like.3 months out of your daily life is very good for a person,your relation and for a child to be whit her parents
.See you soon

maandag 21 februari 2011

WWW.DUNEHUAHIN.COM Best Hotel we ever saw!!!!!!!

Dune Hua Hin is a great Boutique Hotel with the best service and atmosphere we ever met.5 rooms with a modern style makes it a trendy place to relax and enjoy.There are 2 swimming pools 1 on the roof and 1 very big pool in a beautifull garden wich is looked after with lots of love ,in the gardenpool you have great seaview.A great restaurant with roof terrace and a great cook, the water is dripping out of your mouth from the lovely food this princess can make for you.The rooms are very luxury with dvd library and music system.The service is the best we ever met and is 100 times better than a Hilton or similar because of the personal contact with the staff and the deication of this amazing crew.We love it here, we feel at home and are so happy every day that we can be here.We love the crew and Salome is treathened like a queen.

Thank you Dune for your friendship.

We love you.
If you want to visit check this beautifful site:

zaterdag 19 februari 2011

Surprise party & rough world cycling

After a great session of 1,5 hours with the dissabled dad who was the only one who wasn't tyred of the intensive laugh,sing,mime and massage session we ended up in the swinging pool to cool down.Round 12 it's getting to hot here so time for a nap and when we walked back from our afternoon swim our room was filled with presents for Salome, 1 big tent decorated as an shop with a window and a door with funny items as fruits,vegetables etc. airbrushed on the tent. 3 boxes of sweet cookies and a hammer wich when you hit it could sing happy birthday.So sweet.Amira started getting emotional from al the love this people bring us.When we walked into the roof terras/restaurant it was full with balloons and happy birthday salome on the walls,Party hats for the staff and us,winnie the pooh mugs and plates AMAZING so sweet.Pasta,pah-thai,fresh strawberries,chocolate malva with ice ,fresh kiwi smoothies,thai ice tea,orange juice and capochino's danced around the table and the staff keep on bringing meals till we couldn't walk around anymore.Salome was dancing around the restaurant up and down with her tent,and at a certain moment the tent was full of cooks and waitresses having fun with Salome.After this great treat of the Hotel wich we reveived as an present for Salome and as thank for my work with the owner i tried to climb on my bike to try to get some juice for Salome,the receptionist called me there was a phone call,it was the brother of Amira,Mister Sander and we told our stories of our journeys,they went 1 month to Morroco and we had the same adventures like if you;r in the mood and don't expect something,beautifull thing happen,He told me when he asked for david or amira they don;t know who he ment but he spoke the magic word Salome,aah yes Salome who was sitting naked running the reception,fax and the crew work around they now here,the new boss you mean.

Yesterday i had a hot downhill ride in dessert grounds with steep hills and heavy rocks, at a certain moment while driving 30 km downhill my handlebars got loose and i collapsed to a big rock hurted my foot but is allright now.

Happy vibes from a magical country

David the clown

I consider myself one of the luckiest people to be traveling for so many travels now with David since he is by nature a clown and we always end up in some strange and fun adventure simply because of who he is. In one of the newspaper-articles that was written about us before we left somebody wrote about him that in case he would meet somebody in a wheelchair he would want to go out and help that person, kind of as a way of serving a good cause with our travel. This is not really what we said in the interview and it seemed to us really funny when we read it: we could see that person being quite scared of us, imagine someone in Holland in a wheelchair approached by a Thai guy saying he is going to help the person....It is not how it works in the world. And yet.......life goes in mysterious ways: he really did help the one and only person we met in our entire 3 months who was in a wheelchair, was even asked to do so. So yesterday and today I saw him get the party going with our millionaire-neighbor and some of their friends, singing songs and swinging away. He got this old guy who had had a stroke 5 years ago laughing out loud, in his own very special David-way. They were really happy with him and I think partly because of this all the staff are making Salome a huge party as we speak. I am in the lobby and everybody that is supposed to be working is blowing balloons, we are expected at 5 o'clock in the restaurant. They have been entertaining her all day already, she loves to help the cleaning lady or pick flowers or fruit in the yard, having a motorcycle helmet for a bucket in her hand, or sit at the desk pretending to be the receptionist (preferably naked). So far for not giving kids too many toys: they come up with the greatest things to do! 6 more days to go! Don't forget to come to Salo's party: sunday 27th 16.00!

vrijdag 18 februari 2011

Big band performance,was a great show and i was member of it!!!!

Tonight i played with a big thai band on a party next to our hotel.I asked for the klong yaw drum wich the owner bought for the music therapy session and asked the drum to get my skills rolling after 3 months of cycling and no music.While a was practicing on the beach and went down to my room i heard a band playing and played along and they invited me on stage.After the first set the children of the party animal invited me to drink along and they couldn't believe i only wanted sparkling water(already luxury after 3 month plain water) while they are drinking loads of whisky and beer.Not for me.
Sleep well

Salome's Birthday & Music Therapy

Tomorrow Salome is getting 3 years,the  Hotel staff is aware of this and they are already singing: Lappy bilthday .Fantastic.This afternoon the receptionist came to me and told me the owner is expecting me at 5 o'clock sharp??????I didn't know what was happening but this Hotel belongs to a rich men and is right side disabled >His doughter is the manager/chief and 1/2 days per 2 weeks here from bangkok to let it run.In a little conversation  i told her my job and said it would be great to experiment with her dad but would need 2 drums.Most things her people say yes but at the ending nothing happen.Not today she took it serious and bought 2 original Klong Yaws beautifull varnished and with shawls around the neck they look 2 happy drums.So i had some time to relax near the pool but the receptionist was calling me come come.OK totally sweating in a towel stinking with my summerhat i arrived at the local king he sat on the veranda with his wife and 3 maids standing next to him.Normally i give music therapy 1 on 1 but today with maids and a great and supporting wife(his wife)It was great fun these people are serious and the rangorder between the staff and the owners are like in the middleages.They stand next to you waiting for orders so i needed a pen and paper and in 20 seconds they flew it into my hands.The man couldn't talk but with singing he could repeat all the words  i sung.I wrote some excersises for the 2 maids(his private fiso and massage therapist)and we sung and laughed hard.I developped excersices to bound them and let the assistants sing with him so they were all equal for a moment,I give him a massage,played the drums and his rhythm is very good on left but right is total gone so instructed the assistants how to build it up again(try 2).Tomorrow at 9.30 he's got another lesson.Love you

Counting down!

We have come upon our last week here, never thought we would be living in a hotel for
6 weeks, but it has been really great. I can recommend it to everyone! I think next sunday I will wake up  and then wonder why no one is putting our breakfast on the table, and wonder why no one came to clean the house, I am probably that spoiled by now!
Also wonder where did our view go of palmtrees and the sun rising on the calm sea when you open the curtains, (yes, even in the toilet you have sea-view!), the sound of birds and rolling waves. And where did the guy go to open the door for me when I leave, do I really have to do this myself??
Yes you get used to these kind of things quite easily..... It has been good fun, we keep telling ourselves we never had a real honeymoon and that this makes perfect good reason to go and have vacation such and such but it have been quite a few vacations by now haha, but I think it is the best thing to do in your life: have lots and lots of honeymoons and enjoy them to the full. We are reading a book where someone favors this idea calling it  'mini-retirement', but I like mine better!
Salome is able to count to ten in english! (and dutch!) and she swims underwater now too with goggles!

maandag 14 februari 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine to everyone we love and care about! Thank you for your nice reactions to this blog, we only found the page with them about 2 weeks ago, we thought it didn't work haha! And then there were all these sweet posts for us waiting! Great!
Woke up today with a sweet Valentine card from David and Salome! February is our month of LOOVE, since it is our wedding anniversary, the next week it's Valentine's day and everywhere you are reminded of Love in the air, and then it is our sweet baby Salo's birthday. The whole month we are in an energy of sweet love and gratitude to have found each other to share life and love. It's the LOVE PARTYTIME for us. And we hope for you as well!

We are doing a lot of research here (since we have time and access to a good Apple Macintosh with higspeed internet) on how to SIMPLIFY our lives even more in order to free up more energy and focus to do the things we want: to play, be together, enjoy our jobs and time. This is a big process called life and you can keep learning. So far we already organised many things in our lives in better ways, and to be able to go on this trip is one of the things that came out of that process! It's unbelieveable how many people we met before and on this trip who said: I would like to do it but I can't because of blablabla.
It is fun to learn how to smoothe out your life instead of being caught up in the fast lane.

zondag 13 februari 2011

Diesel Smoke Dangerous curves Red Simpson

This song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROOyZ8_9ZFw is my favorite trucker song and it fits very good in Thailand.We cycle in dark deep diesel smoke and inhale it sometimes to much.The dangerous curves can you find here on the road but also in all the behaviour of the people the way they are living.There is a market close to our hotel and we are there waiting before the attractions are open.Fantastic to see.Owners fighting one is bold and in his stress takes a brush and brushes his hair.A smoothie seller face full of cream because his machine exploded.The childrens attractions are lightend with tl tubes wich are fitted with paper ropes.Big working lights fall down electricity network is made by people who have to wear a t shirt don't try this at home..

Dangerous but funny at the same time.Your eyeballs are rolling around and you could write novels and films about this abstract live style.

Red Simpsons album is the only lp i still got the rest of my collection i gave to my friend Leo of Strandtent de Fuut.

But this record wich my father bought in the 80ies for a customer were he made an sculptor of and who loved trucker music.

I still love it and handle with car.

Diesel smoke Dangerous curves

vrijdag 11 februari 2011

Muay Thai Boxing den haag

This was a great lesson for me.I received great techniques for the best punch.I love it.Didn't knew it so great to train with the pads.You can punch so hard and my teacher smiled more and more when my power increased.Great fun.

It's difficult to find pad muay thai boxing in the hague.I don't like to fight on a partner but do the pad training

donderdag 10 februari 2011

Muay Thai Boxing

Getting ready for my boxing lesson.Did some workout,push ups,swimming and practicing a fight in the mirror.Fantastic can't wait.
Hasta la pasta

woensdag 9 februari 2011

Off Road and downhill 35 km our bikes can do it

We don't have suspesion on our bikes but steep mountains and heavy road we can handle it.
Started at 3 0 clock in 35 degrees we cycled and it was great

dinsdag 8 februari 2011

Atacked by a drunken knife holder

Today we went to a playground on the beach with our Danish friends.A drunken man asked us for money, we said no,but the guy kept on coming and we ignored him till the moment he came back with a bamboostick with a knife on it.We both were talking with our kids in our arms but kept on threathening,The dansih man 2 m tall used his voice and the drunk men left but after a few minutes stood behind us again with the knife.We decided this is not the best playground for today.Scary freaks nothing happened but the people drink here a lot of gasoline sort of drink were your mind is getting crazing after 1 sip.

I decided to start Thai boxing this week to develop my skills to have some technique to protect my family in this sometimes getting more agressive world.

I won't use the punches and kick for free but in the situations i sometimes get involved in i like to have some skills to protect and get out living.

Happy vibes from a sunny and hot Thailand

maandag 7 februari 2011

Just Maried

Today we celebrated our 3 year marriage.It's fun and great to enjoy .It feels like 1 big honeymoon.

I received the book the 4 hour workweek from Timothy Ferriss.Great info to canalise your life

Tomorrow 30 km ride

vrijdag 4 februari 2011

Cycled 115 km and Our dog is ready for heaven

Today we cycled 115 km very hot and very fast this ride was with heavy mountains and beautifull sights.For my bottoms i tried something new i folded a little towel in 4 pieces and it worked great no pain at all.Only a very hot head.
We received a message that Micky our boxer dog who is 17 and which we saved from the circus and lived with us for 12 years is getting ready for heaven here back foot is not working anymore.

If somebody knows a person who lives near the hague and can do holistic massage please contact us.Normaly i can fix  or release her pain but now we are far away and still take 3 weeks before we are there.

Thank you

love to you our family and our lovely dog micky boxson

dinsdag 1 februari 2011

Cycled 52 km. Hardcore world cycling

Today 7.30 i cycled with a group of crazy cyclists, offroad hardcore fast speedy on and of the mountains.1 australian dude was funny while riding and we were atacked by a bunch of agressive hungry dogs he took his hand under his saddle and took a metal thing(ploertedooier) and hitted it out it became a long metal bassebal bet and swept around, no one hurts but worked effective.2 flat tyres but changed very fast.Yesterday i met a Dansih man with a girl of 3 years and today she played with Salome,jipi a friend.Funny of all her birthday is on the same day as Salome 19 februari what a coincidence


Ik zat vandaag met Salome op de fiets, op weg naar een soort dierentuin met oa. beren. Vraagt Salome: gaan ook broodjes smeren? Ik denk even na, oh ja, ze heeft net t liedje 'k zag twee beren broodjes smeren geleerd. hihi.