KAELSON TRAVELS

Red Knee, Red Tango

Red Knee, Red Tango

We’d had some very busy weeks at The Annex leading up to my departure from Dallas on a recent Tuesday. While tending to finish details on a large construction project, I caught my foot as I stepped over a plastic construction fence and fell forward wrist and knee first onto steel plating.

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More from Koh Phangan Island

More from Koh Phangan Island

I departed Koh Samui to the smaller quiet island Koh Phangan with its reputation for the “FULL MOON” party. I was at the north end of the island on a quiet secluded beach, staying at the Anantara Rasananda Hotel. Happily, they had upgraded me to a ocean suite with plunge pool and outdoor shower for no extra cost.

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Eight Days of Absolute Bliss (and Bootleg!)

Eight Days of Absolute Bliss (and Bootleg!)

I spent my first three nights on Thailand’s Samui Island, staying at beachfront hotel The Library, reading and recovering from jet lag. Then I moved over to the fitness/wellness resort Absolute Sanctuary, where I stayed eight days for a round of healthy living.

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Sea Crossing to Ko Pha-ngan

Sea Crossing to Ko Pha-ngan

Ko Pha-ngan is an island off the central Gulf Coast of Southern Thailand forming part of the Chumphon Archipelago. Located halfway between the islands of Ko Samui and Ko Tao, it is known as a land of coconut trees and world famous full moon parties.

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Spirit Houses

Spirit Houses

With food this fresh and delicious I could imagine becoming 95% vegetarian. Today I took a taxi into town after the rain. I had several options for lunch including Indian, Italian, and Thai food. I ended up just wanting to come back to the Wellness Spa for healthy, clean food. Below are photos of the pool, the flooding, Olive hanging out in the room, and the “spirt houses.”

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Asia 2017 Departure… and Arrival

Asia 2017 Departure… and Arrival

It seems so long ago when last Tuesday I boarded the first of four flights bound for Koh Samui, Thailand. Once again aboard First Class on Cathay Pacific and with a first class book to read on the flight. An Introduction to Stories I Tell on Dates by Paul...

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Life is Short, Don’t Hesitate…

Life is Short, Don’t Hesitate…

I ran into a message on my hotel room door yesterday: “Life is short, don’t hesitate.” I am reminded of Jay and the loss of a man so young. To Jay and all the great memories– we love you.

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