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Best cultural festivals of 2010

Best cultural festivals of 2010
... across India and Nepal over five days, regardless of caste or creed – it’s celebrated by Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains alike. Loy Krathong, Thailand November, during the full moon Held during the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar (which usually falls in October or November), this is the Thai version of the Festival of Lights. A krathong is a raft or basket traditionally made of banana leaves or tree bark; lighted candles and incense are placed inside, then floated on the nearest...
January 1st, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Bhutan, cultural festivals, Dipavali, Diwali, featuredarticle, festivals, Guatemala, India, Loy Krathong, Malaysia, Mongolia, Naadam, Nepal, Semana Santa, Singapore, Tangbi Mani, Thailand

Night snorkeling at Ton Sai Beach in Thailand

Night snorkeling at Ton Sai Beach in Thailand
Years ago when I first visited Ton Sai Beach in Thailand’s Krabi province, it was considered off the radar. Now, tourism has increased dramatically, and Ao Nang – once a quaint fishing village – is like a mini Ko San Road in Bangkok. The tsunami that wiped away beach bungalows at nearby Railay Beach in 2004 has led to the development of sprawling high-end resorts, but fortunately, Ton Sai Beach has retained much of its budget backpacker charm. Perhaps this is because the beach isn’t quite...
November 19th, 2009 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: beaches, featuredarticle, snorkel, snorkeling, Thailand