Tag: Koh Lipe

October Summary

October Summary

October is a shit month back in Queensland. It’s a dead zone between the end of the rugby and the start of the cricket. The fishing’s poor and the surf drops off. My weekends would lack context. I’d saunter about in social purgatory, catatonic, moistened in a drool of lethargy. Time itself became viscous. But, …

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Koh Lipe and the Opposite of Cynicism

Koh Lipe and the Opposite of Cynicism

What’s the opposite of a cynic? Maybe an optimist? Whatever it is, on Koh Lipe, I found it again. Now, this isn’t my first trip through Thailand. I know the score. It’s a place of acute natural beauty and of smiling sanguine people. Of which both, unfortunately, are being tamed by the tide of tourism. …

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