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Dancing at the base of the mountain: the Shambhala Festival, Thailand

Dancing at the base of the mountain: the Shambhala Festival, Thailand

Massive teepees, waist-length dreadlocks, rainbow bunting and mystic dance circles: just one weekend at the Shambhala In Your Heart Festival in Chiang Dao put me up close and personal with a perfect slice of northern Thailand’s hippie scene. Started by a pair of Japanese and …read more

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Building the Milky Way: Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai

Building the Milky Way: Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai

Did you know that you can build your own Milky Way? It’s simple, really. You need a field, a crowd, a few candle wicks and some pale paper lanterns. These will be your baby stars. Working with a massive group of stranger works better for …read more

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A wander in the bamboo forest: the Damyang Bamboo Festival

A wander in the bamboo forest: the Damyang Bamboo Festival

This was my weekend to feel like a panda. Damyang has been on my Korea bucket list for a while, as it’s known around the country for its bamboo forests. Since its annual festival came around last weekend, two friends and I finally had a …read more

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A moment of madness: Arica, Chile

A moment of madness: Arica, Chile

For a moment, I thought I had somehow wandered into a scene from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Night had descended and suddenly throngs of people in carnival costumes were rushing past me: dancers reflecting the flourescent colours of their clothing off the strips …read more

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