Month: December 2016

Up a River… in Koh Kood, Thailand

Our first morning sailing the islands we took our dingy ashore for breakfast and a half-day trip.  Breakfast was at the Captain Hook Resort, which had some Thai, other Asian, and also a couple of western options on their breakfast bar.  Sort of.  Be careful of the fish sauce dangerously close to the pancakes.  Not

Sailing Thailand Islands with Kids

For three nights and four days, we sailed around islands in the Gulf of Thailand, near the border with Cambodia, while we anchored each night off the coast of -and visited – Koh Kood, Koh Mak, and Koh Chang.  Being on a boat for 3 nights was totally new to my family. We weren’t quite sure

Glimpse of Koh Chang

Our sailboat for the next 4 days was waiting for us closer to the southern end of Koh Chang.  So to get there, we first took the ferry across to the island.  Do you see that van at the back on the left?  The one that looks like it is right on the edge of

Thai Potties… The Traveler’s Divide

When traveling in Thailand, at some point, you are going to have to use a public restroom. I suppose it is technically possible to come and stay at a 4 star resort, at least a Thai 4 star which isn’t quite as spoiled as a US 4 star, and plan your days so that you

Roadside Thailand

We set out from Bangkok on our drive to Koh Chang and our sailboat for the next four days.  It takes about 5 hours to get to the ferry, half-hour or so to cross (not including the wait for the ferry which can be anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or so), and

A Peek Outside the Bubble

We are doing surprisingly well with jetlag, which is helping this whole transition a lot.  We are still waking up (really) early, but even with that we are lasting until 9pm. At some point I expect we will hit a wall, but until then, we’re just going with it. Today that meant a golf cart

Thailand Arrival and Easing In

We finally arrived in Thailand at about 2:30 this morning. We were supposed to get in at 1 a.m., and all was on track across the country, then across the ocean and even boarding our plane from Shanghai to Bangkok. And then, for reasons I cannot fathom, the plane just seem to drive at about