Saturday, January 1, 2011

Falang New Year in Phuket

New Year's lanterns, Phuket

Happy New Year and สวัสดีปีใหม่ทุกคน (sawatdee pee mai) from Phuket, Thailand. Though I've been here plenty of times and even written a guidebook, this family trip is my first foray to Kamala Beach during the high season. Gotta admit I much prefer visiting in June when the beach is empty and hotel rates half price (and no compulsory gala dinners for 2,500B - not including drinks!), but the beach was a beautiful place to ring in 2011 last night.

Enjoy the pictures -- I'll be spending the first day of the new year poolside with a bottle of Singha and a book of Murakami's short stories.

Kamala Beach, New Year's Eve

Tailor shops - the scourge of Phuket


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