The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most important holidays of the year in China and in Chinese communities overseas. It commemorates Qu Yuan, a patriot who committed suicide protest corruption.
As promised the night before, we returned to Kamala Beach so that we could take pictures of the sunset ... except, beautiful as it was, it was not quite as spectacular as the previous night.
Why don't the Americans like soccer - or is it football? - like the rest of the world. An American football fan explains why.
Over lunch, we continued our conversation from the night before about Pet Peeves when staying at five star hotels. Having to pay extra to gain access to the Internet seemed to be the undistributed winner among the gathered journalists and travel writers.
After indulging myself at breakfast, I asked for a ride by shuttle bus to Kamala Beach, where the Andara Resort & Villas had a beach club. A couple of participants staying in other villas were already sprawled on double sun loungers.
Had it really only been 24 hours since I picked up the telephone, dialed the number that after all these years I have still not managed to memorize, and hailed a taxi to Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok – asking, of course, for a discount in my broken Cantonese?
The stars above were twinkling and the lights were starting to come on in the bungalows nestled amid the gentle hillsides that surround Kamala Bay as we settled around a table on the terrace of Residential Luxury Pool Villa No. 26 at Andara Resort & Villas in Phuket, Thailand.
We pulled up to the Andara Resort & Villas at twilight. The sun had already set. The sea was an iridescent blue, the skies a similar hue.
From the 45 minute taxi ride from my country abode in the northernmost Hong Kong to the three hour flight on board Dragonair to Phuket chatting with some newly met friends to spending the enitre afternoon in 42 degree heat on board a luxurious yacht.
Travelogue The resort Michael Taylor is staying at, Phuket's newly opened Andara Resort and Villas, has two Baglietto private motor yachts, the Andara and the Celebrity, which can be booked by hotel guests. We spent...