Koh Samui, Thailand to Saigon, Vietnam

Cathay business podOur two weeks in Koh Samui, which included our son’s wedding is over and the next phase of our grand adventure takes us to Saigon, Vietnam. This is our final week before the world cruise, so we plan on having a quiet week, visiting with family.

As the crow flies, Koh Samui to Saigon is only 459 miles, but on a Oneworld Alliance ticket it took over 12 hours and almost 2,400 miles. Yes, it would be nice if a direct flight was available, but two benefits, make the circuitous travel more palatable. During layovers we use the comfortable business lounges and we rapidly accrue air miles with the business class bonus and a further 50% bonus, as BA Silver members. Continue reading

Wat Khunaram Temple and the Mummified Monk

Mummified monk

Mummified monk

The Wat Khunaram Temple is small and compared to others is rather understated, but in the local community it is well attended. However, the Temple is not what most visitors come to see, as the primary attraction is the Mummified Monk.

Prior to the visit, our initial reaction was no doubt similar to most – that’s creepy. However, it is very well displayed and upon further research this was a very talented gentleman that lived a full and rewarding life. Continue reading

Circumnavigating the World at 35,000 Feet

After numerous months of research and planning we have finally developed the itinerary for our Oneworld Round the World Flights and have just completed a lengthy call with British Airways getting them booked.

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