For too long now Phaic Tan has been closed off from the outside world, a country visited each year by just a handful of hardy travellers, aid agency workers and hostage negotiators. But now, thanks to this fully up-dated Jetlag guide, everything you need to know about planning a trip to Phaic Tan, birthplace of the trouser press and irritable bowel syndrome, is here.
 
 
Zou Kow Bow Beach This stunning beach, with what is regarded as the whitest sand in the world, was formed last century by the rare combination of global warming and a huge spill from a tanker carrying laundry bleach.

 
 
Scuba diving students off Ban Mi search for their instructor.