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The globe-trotters of the Lagrandeaventure.frBenoît Bringer and Alexandre Franceschi are in Thailand. Four years after the tsunami, they drag us from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Tarutao, in the Andaman Sea, through a small video web report that won me over. His title : Thailand, the ecological challenge.
We see Phi Phi in full frenzy of construction, facing the influx of visitors. It does not seem to have calmed down since my last visit in early 2007. And the impact on the environment goes hand in hand.
Beyond the ecological angle, I had great pleasure to see again in this small film landscapes and places that I loved. And to see Tarutao, an island located in the heart of a small archipelago further south.
Very close to the Malaysian border, it is a protected maritime park. Its islands are less crowded than Phuket, Phi Phi and Lanta. Even if Lipe seems to have already become the fashionable destination, a bit because of a recent line of speed-boats that already worked when I was in Lanta (they allow to make the trip from Lanta in record time, compared to the long journey by land).
In short, all this to say that I think for quite some time to go hang out my fins and my flip flops in this corner one day next ... Not immediately. But if possible before it really is the crowd.
Finally, if, like me, you are fond of these new forms of reporting on the web, I invite you to discover also the "digital adventures in search of meaning" of Blogtrotters.fr. Nothing to do with the lightness of my holiday concerns. Among the topics discussed since 2006 (Darfur issue, Tuvalu climate refugees, Katrina post-New Orleans), there is a series of videos from Asia, Cambodia, under the title Memoirs of the Khmer Genocide.