I’m no TV critic but whether you’re fans of the Hairy Bikers or not, they were brimming with charming enthusiasm during their recent time in Thailand on The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure.
Without the smugness of some travelling TV chefs, they really did get stuck in. They visited local schools, cooked for tuk tuk drivers in Bangkok, danced with the Lanna tribe near Chiang Mai and fished in the waters off Koh Yao Noi near Phuket – home to the stunning Six Senses Yao Noi.
I was lucky enough to grow up in Bangkok and Hong Kong (featured in an earlier program) and it was great to see real people and places highlighted. Yes there were some silly moments but still good fun, and you could certainly feel the humidity (and see it with the frizzy state of Si King’s hair)!
If you’re considering travelling to Thailand or any of the other places they’re visiting then it is well worth watching the program. Don’t worry if you’re not too keen on this type of telly – you’ll see the countries and
their people without the ‘shiny’ TV production effect and get a genuine feel for the destination. It certainly made me want to pack my bag and return back to Thailand!
You can catch up on the previous epsiodes here and watch tonights show which features Japan.