For some reason train rides have a particular savour, and with the blossoming of low-cost airlines we don't really enjoy them as much as we did in good old Europe. Luckily as Tehran isn't yet an Easyjet hub I was happily forced to travel back in time and take night trains as I did in my mythologized InterRail days.
Category Archives: Night
For some reason those green and pink neon lights are VERY typical of Tehran at night. You find them everywhere, shading their pale puti club style lights on parks, shops, sidewalks, you name it
The Petronas Towers used to be the tallest building in the world, from 1998 to 2004. They're probably the most visited attraction in Kuala Lumpur, and in Malaysia. They are fairly impressive, though not particularly beautiful, and a few interesting things to do in the area is walk on the bridge linking the 2 towers at the 42nd floor, go to the aquarium below the towers , and of course go to the Suria KLCC Mall! (super fancy one, though our favorite remains the Pavilion - gorgeous, amazing food court - be sure to try the brioches from Lavander on the first floor)
For some reason the pose of these ladies remind me of clichés of american movies from the 70s, maybe from Cassavete's "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" or even some "Taxi driver" night driving scene.
I met this kid in the city of Patong, the tourist hub of the Phuket island. He was working as some kind of a hawker, bringing tourists into shady night clubs. More pictures of the infmaous Patong night creatures coming soon…
Phuket is the biggest and most developed island of Thailand. It is located on the western coast in the Andaman sea (which makes it less rainy during the monsoon season - good to know if you're in the area in june/july/august), and is just above the smaller islands of Ko Phi Phi (famous because the movie The Beach) was filmed there and Koh Lanta (famous because the first French version of survivor was filmed there, and since then it retained that name).
One of the most striking characteristics of Vietnam's capital is traffic. More precisely two-wheeled traffic. There is about 7 million people living in Saigon, and more than half as many scooters (roughly 4 million) - they're everywhere.
Taken from the hidden bar Senses 99 on Wellington St, Central.
David Holmes à l’Apolo pour la fête de fermeture du Primavera Sound 2004.