I got to the ferry terminal pretty early so I chilled out in Saftey Stop Pub for a bit (much as I did when I arrived). Then me, Jay and Rachel jumped on a fairly shit quick catamaran for Ko Pha Ngan!
When we go there we headed straigth for Haad Rin, where the party would be! The original plan was I would just leave my bag in the girl’s room and not actually sleep that night, however, we decided that wasn’t the best approach as there may be a situation in which I might want to sleep or need to get to my bag. So I went down the road about 20 yards and asked at a guesthouse… I got a fan room for 200THB a night! Ok, shared bath and the place was a bit like a stable, but so what! I would bearly be using it! Hahah!
Now, there is a bit of a problem with theft on Full Moon Party nights so I locked my room with both the guesthouse’s padlock and my own combination one I normally use for my bag (admittedly this was more of a deterent and would be easily beaten with bolt cutters). I also put valuables in the safe with my credit card and hid my debit card… I went out with only cash and room key!
Firstly it was dinner where I got talking again to a couple of German girls I met on the bus, then I went to Outback bar for some warmup drinks. I also decided, after quite a few of those drinks and talking to randoms, that I needed to accessorize with some fetching Green Body Paint Tiger Stripes down my left arm! To match my tshirt! Wish I had the camera for that!
Anyway, at about 11 I headed for the beach. It was massive! 1/2 mile I would say of mental beach party! I think there were 7 sound systems going, all but one playing trance.
Furthermore, the bucket stands are quite cheap there really… 180THB/£1.75 gets you a Sangsom bucket… that’s 400ml of Sangsom rum, 1 can of coke, one red bull and some ice… it’s filthy and great!
Anyway, quite a lot of partying about and watching Poi!
I ended up heading back at about 5am and getting dodgyish takeaway on the way back, just like home!
The next day I was up earlier than most of Ko Pha Ngan! About 10am for me… the after party was still going on if I wanted to go 😛
I had some breakfast in a place where you could watch people take the walk of shame home, and made a few Skype calls to the family. Then I got the camera out and headed for the beach to see the damage…
Most of the day was spent basically relaxing and looking at the shops. Not a lot to say about it… I was a little hungover and out of energy. That evening I spent watching Star Trek (the new movie) in a bar over dinner. A lot of bars do that around here, show movies to keep you entertained and are basically more relaxed cinemas that serve food and drinks. Good food and drinks! I really liked it and I highly recomend the new Star Trek film!
The next day it was the start of the journey to Phuket and then Hong Kong…