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...
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. The...
Transfer to Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa

Transfer to Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa

This photo shows a flooded street on Ko Pha Ngan. Next is the speed boat I took over to Koh Samui. My accommodations at Le Méridien Resort in Koh Samui were upgraded to a suite overlooking its own courtyard and private pool and outdoor bathtub. Very...
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. To me, it is a...
Life is Short, Don’t Hesitate…

Life is Short, Don’t Hesitate…

As I have been traveling on the other side of the world my thoughts keep drifting towards memories of my cousin Jay. There had been many times when Jay talked about someday joining me on one of my SE Asia trips. I realize that among my travel blog subscribers, many...