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Koh Phangan: beyond the party

It’s the night after the big one, and the moonlit lanes are full of zombies. Clutching half-empty water bottles, shuffling through the puddles with muddy flip-flop feet, the rain-soaked backpackers of Hat Rin look pale beneath their suntans. From the … Continue reading

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Loy Krathong in Thonburi, Bangkok

As our skinny teak boat rasped its way through the mirror-smooth canals, we knew we were being watched. Beady black eyes kept breaking the surface, while pink, moustachioed mouths gaped at us expectantly. Catfish. They’d been swimming alongside us since … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan: after the full moon

There were plenty of spare seats on the boat to Koh Phangan. Just the night before, the island had hosted its monthly Full Moon Party and it seemed like most of the tourists – looking hungover, tired and depressed – … Continue reading

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Best travel pictures of 2011

The new year is here and suddenly I can buy flights for a third of their pre-Christmas cost. But judging by the empty security lanes at Stansted the other day, and the amount of spare seats on my Ryanair flight … Continue reading

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