Sail Rock is located in the Gulf of Thailand and according to some, is one of the top two dive sites in the whole of Thailand. With such lofty claims it was a must that I would be scuba diving sail rock while visiting the beautiful island of Koh Phangan. Where We Stayed to Dive Sail Rock Based off Haad Salad Beach in the aptly named Haad Salad Villas we were about half an … [Read more...]
As an international Ironman I take my fitness pretty seriously. I'm not saying I don't eat junk food and drink beer, I do, but I need to stay fit for swimming, running and cycling in triathlon and Ironman events. We travel full time and staying fit on the road can be challenging. Here are my posts on travel fitness and keeping , getting or staying fit.
Finally, the insurance came through and I was good to proceed with surgery, but suddenly I wasn't so keen. Nothing wrong with emergency medical care in Thailand, but seriously, who wants a 6 inch hole and surgery so far from home? Alyson and the boys were still far away on Koh Phangan, but that huge private hospital room, more like a studio, with half a dozen Thai nurses in … [Read more...]
It started so well, a clear sunny day much like any other here on Koh Phangan. Heading to the night market in Thong Sala by taxi was uneventful until the time came to get out. Then the pain hit me like a sledgehammer. Just walking through the market was painful. Bumping into people pushed daggers into my abdomen as feelings of nausea washed over me. Finally making … [Read more...]