|Partying outside our hostel before Full Moon|
This post is named 'Hello Koh Phangan' as this is how we are often greeted by Thai business people... 'Hello massage' 'Hello kayak' 'Hello taxi' 'Hello tuk tuk' are just a few of them. It is quite funny.
The food here is amazing and very cheap. You can eat a beautiful meal in a restaurant for around $3 Australian. We have become addicted to Chicken Schnitzel sandwiches which prove to be great post party food.
The booze here is really cheap. For a vodka and red bull bucket (a sandcastle bucket with around a quarter of a bottle of vodka in it) you pay 150 B or $4.50 Australian.
The lead up to the Full Moon Party here has been really fun. The series of parties included: a pool party, Rhythm and Sands, and a Jungle Party!
|Adam, Kim and Sam|
|Adam with his rice whisky|
|Shakira and Kim|
We made friends with a hilarious group of Irish backpackers who have been living in Australia and New Zealand over the past year.
|James, Adam and The Irish|
We met up again with our French friend Linda who we met in Patong and Phi Phi.
|Linda, Kim and James|
We also met some cool guys from Uganda, Nick and Sam!
|Sam, Nick and Sonja|
|Kim and the guy from The Hangover...|
|Kim's painting on Adam's back|
|David, the owner of the Dancing Elephant Hostel, DJing|
After a couple of buckets and a challenge from an Irishman, Christian, James decided to go and get his ears pierced.
The beach party was apparently awesome, you will have to read about it on Adam's blog as I only made it there for about an hour after drinking two buckets.
James and Sonja partied with thousands of others on the beach. Dancing on wooden platforms in front of the giant fire sign that said "Full Moon Koh Phangan" was a highlight after seeing so many pictures of it over the years. They went on a waterslide with flames at the end from the top of a bar onto a pile of mattresses on the beach. Unfortunately we don't have any pictures because it's best to take nothing with you!
We have an extremely long boat, bus and train ride to Bangkok tomorrow where we will farewell James and head up to Chang Mai. As James says, "labourious".
Much love to all,
Kim and Sonja XX