KAELSON TRAVELS

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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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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Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

I must say that my sister Beth is the most enjoyable travel mate you could ask for. She is always cheerful, happy to undertake anything, and has a special gift of making the best of every day. We boarded our short 50 miniute flight from Dalat to Hoi An.

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Visiting Dalat, Vietnam

Visiting Dalat, Vietnam

This is my third visit to the cool mountain region of Dalat, an old French colonial town where wealthy residents of Vietnam had gone to escape the heat. Vietnam had been under French rule for 200 years and before that controlled by China. Only after the end of “the American War,” as it’s called here, Vietnam was finally free from control of another country. Perhaps it’s these influences that have made the people here so incredibly resilient.

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Hello… and Hip-Hop, Hanoi Style

Hello… and Hip-Hop, Hanoi Style

Greetings Friends and Followers, indeed it has been a long time since my last vacation blog entry from “Where in the World is Gary.” Today I would like to introduce you to Hanoi and my fourth visit to Vietnam…

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