Itinerary

Details.  For the truly-engaged reader. 2019

  • 20.Jan. Boulder Garden Hilton near the Denver Airport
  • 21.Jan shuttle to DIA
  • Delta flight to Seattle – three hours
  • Cross Dateline, lose one day.  What happened to 22.Jan?
  • Delta flight to Seoul – Incheon – eleven hours.  Nice.
  • Delta by Korean airlines (powder-blue flight uniforms) to Phuket – three hours.  Arrive at midnight.
  • 23.Jan, early morning. Taxi to Maikho Palm Beach Resort – grandiose temple decorations, and very nice. elegant and comfortable.  Including a great breakfast.
  • three nights
  • 23.Jan – lie around recovering from ten hours of jet lag.
  • 24.Jan – taxi to Marina, Yacht Haven, Elite Yachting for a bit of business
  • buy Thai SIM cards, data only.
  • Taxi back to hotel
  • 25.Jan – taxi to Phuket, old city (bus was too much effort)
  • 26.Jan – taxi to Cheow Lan Lake, Rajjaprapha Dam.  I helped the driver navigate.  It went well.
  • Longboat to Panvaree Floating Resort
  • Three nights with the Germans and Thai teenagers
  • Many water tours.  Cave visit.
  • Longboat back to the Dam
  • Taxi to Takua Pa, Bang Sak – Step Ahead airbnb
  • Five nights
  • Return scooter to Aeron, tank full (cost of gas. nothing)
  • Taxi to Montania Lifestyle Hotel (renamed from Royal Cliff Resort)
  • Four nights
  • Full-day jungle trek
  • Massages
  • Taxi to Surat Thani (private)
  • Fast catamaran to Koh Phagan
  • Seven Nights at Salad Beach
  • rent scooter
  • Ferry to Surat Thani (a couple of hours on a fast catamarran)
  • taxi to Haad Salad – Salad Beach – Villa Cha-Cha (change to four-wheel drive to navigate the steep hills (all paved cement road)
  • settle into the hotel
  • swim
  • eat
  • sleep
  • Day Taxi boat – custom trip for five hours to Bottle Beach and more.  Great snorkeling.
  • Taxi to Pier, ferry to mainland, transfer to Train Station. Pickup tickets at Phantrip office.
  • Night train to Bangkok – first class sleeper