At twilight, the sun paints the streets pink and the lights along the walkways begin to give a subtle glow. Little Thai children run around their family’s storefronts in their pajamas as their parents close up shop for the evening. On the other side of the walkway a faint hum of music begins to fill the beach, fire dancers start their stretches, and torches are lit.
The night has begun, and the beach transforms from a lazy beach bed to a vibrant party filled with freshly tanned backpackers. Beanbags give comfy seats to beach walkers, and the tide rolls out so far that the boats are beached on top of a glistening sheet of shallow water — creating the perfect dance floor for worn feet