Travel Blog – A taste of my travel regime

I enjoy travelling.

Every few weeks I am on the road for work. I probably do 175 000 – 200 000 flyer miles each year and get to visit at least 7 – 10 countries in a year (sometimes I get to visit the same country 2,3,4,5 times in a year). If I am doing work in a particular country then I may visit up to 10 times in a year.

I recently got back from a 13 day trip to South East Asia and thought I would briefly describe what the trip entails and how full on it is.

Friday 12th: Depart Toronto, Canada – 15.5hr flight to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific (Cathay is one of my favorite airlines and I choose to travel with them as much as I can)

Saturday 13th: Arrive in Hong Kong and head to hotel (arrive at 20h00)

Sunday 14th: Early morning visit to Kau Sai Chau Golf Club. Afternoon visit to Clear Water Bay Golf Club.

Monday 15th: Breakfast at Hong Kong Golf Club. Meeting in downtown Hong Kong followed by a 5pm flight to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and late check into the hotel.

Tuesday 16th: Visit the Bluffs Golf Club

Wednesday 17th: Morning meeting in HCMC followed by a midday flight to Da Nang. Lunch time meeting in the city followed by a visit to the Montgomerie Links.

Thursday 18th: Morning meeting followed by a visit to the Ba Na Hills golf club an IMG golf course still in construction. Afternoon visit to the DaNang GC and then onto Laguna Lang Co in the late afternoon.

Friday 19th: All day at Laguna Lang Co with management

Saturday 20th: Midday flight from Hue to Hanoi. Evening meet in Hanoi

Sunday 21st: Morning visiting Sky lake golf club. Afternoon free to tour the city

Monday 22nd: Morning flight from Hanoi to Bangkok. Lunch time meeting followed by Evening meeting

Tuesday 23rd: Morning meetings. Lunch time to the Thai CC followed by a tour of Green Valley GC. Midnight flight for Hong Kong.

Wednesday 24th: Morning tour of Discovery Bay GC cancelled due to inclement weather. Lunch time meeting at HK International Airport. Afternoon flight for Seoul with a quick change over for a flight to New York JFK.  Arrive in JFK at 20h00 on the same day after 14 hour flying. Head into Manhattan to meet a friend.

Thursday 25th: Morning flight for Toronto. Arrive home after lunch…answer a few emails and then off to bed

Boat ride to Kau Sai Chau Golf Course

Boat ride to Kau Sai Chau Golf Course

Sipping some tee reading an article I wrote for the HK Golfer at Kau Sai Chau

Sipping some tea reading an article I wrote for the HK Golfer at Kau Sai Chau

The golf at Kau Sai Chau offers some of the most dramatic views I have ever seen on a golf course. This is the Nelson / Haworth /Mogg designed course.

The golf at Kau Sai Chau offers some of the most dramatic views I have ever seen on a golf course. This is the Nelson / Haworth /Mogg designed course.

The routing at Clearwater Bay GC is excellent as the course traverses a difficult parcel of land. The course is well presented and offers some of the most memorable holes anywhere

The routing at Clearwater Bay GC is excellent as the course traverses a difficult parcel of land. The course is very well presented and offers some of the most memorable holes anywhere

The first tee shot at the Hong Kong Golf Club

The starter hut at the Hong Kong Golf Club

Ho Chi Minh City.....forever busy

Ho Chi Minh City…..forever busy

The Greg Norman designed Bluffs of Ho Tram. Outstanding terrain / memorable golf

The Greg Norman designed Bluffs of Ho Tram. Outstanding terrain / memorable golf

Meeting on the Mekong

Meeting on the Mekong

Visting Ba Na Hills - new IMG design outside of Da Nang

Visting Ba Na Hills – new IMG design outside of Da Nang

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Visit to Laguna Lang Co a golf course I designed with Sir Nick Faldo - opened 2013

Visit to Laguna Lang Co a golf course I designed with Sir Nick Faldo – opened 2013

In Hanoi - the French Quarter

In Hanoi – the French Quarter

Morning visit to Skylake Golf Club

Morning visit to Skylake Golf Club

IN Bangkok. Final course o my trip. Green Valley. This is an ingenious way of keeping the water moving

In Bangkok. Final course on my trip – Green Valley Golf Club.

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