|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|