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The globe-trotters of the Lagrandeaventure.frBenoît Bringer and Alexandre Franceschi, are in Thailand. Four years after the tsunami, they take us from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Tarutao, in the Andaman Sea, through a small web video report which conquered me. Its title: Thailand, the ecological challenge.
We see Phi Phi in the middle of a construction frenzy, 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 little film landscapes and places that I liked a lot. And to see Tarutao, an island located in the heart of a small archipelago further south.
Close to the Malaysian border, it is a protected marine park. Its islands are less frequented 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 was already working when I was in Lanta (they allow you to travel 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 subjects addressed since 2006 (the question of Darfur, the climate refugees of Tuvalu, the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans), there is a series of videos located in Asia, in Cambodia, gathered under the title Memoirs of the Khmer Genocide.