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 while scuba diving Sail Rock Based off Haad Salad Beach in the aptly named Haad Salad Villas we … [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.
This post tells of my first-hand experiences of receiving emergency medical care in Thailand. In part 1 I was diagnosed and emergency surgery became inevitable. This is the second installment. In the third post about this medical emergency and care, I talk about continuing to travel in Thailand after emergency medical care. I hope you find my experiences with Thai medical care … [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 … [Read more...]