Reader Feedback: My Bicycling Accident in Phuket

To recap: My Phuket Challenge to not gain weight during eight days and nights staying at five star resorts and eating breakfast buffets and dining at gourmet restaurants came to a crashing halt on my third full day on the Southern Thai island.  Readers of the Accidental Travel Writer reacted to the news in various …

Phuket Challenge: Where, Pray Tell, Shall I Have Lunch?

 As Michael Taylor soon discovers, guests staying at the Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa in Phuket, Thailand, are spoiled for choice when it comes to F&B outlets. There are fully six restaurants, but this doesn't augur well for his desire not to gain weight on his eight day stay in Phuket. Can he avoid …

Phuket Challenge: Arrival at Paresa

I departed from Hong Kong International Airport on a Friday evening. My arrival in Phuket was delayed by nearly one hour because of heavy traffic. Oh, what a long and tedious flight . . . Nobody bothered to make an announcement about the delay. But it explains why – just as we were expecting to …