We have just arrived and checked in our guesthouse in Kuala Lumpar after a long day of travelling from Koh Phan-ngan, where we had a pretty awesome time.
Basically our time in Koh Phan-ngan consited of the following : -
- Sun-bathe / pool time
- Party and get pretty drunk
The journey too Koh Pha-nang was however less than impressive, this was a 17 hour journey which included a bus to the ferry port where we were dropped off at 3am and had to wait for the ferry at 6.30, this meant sleeping rough on park benches or any decent concrete you could find using your back-pack as a pillow. The ferry was then really packed solid which made it difficult to get comfortable and get any sleep.
Luckily though when we finally reached our guesthouse - The Power Beach Resort, this more than made up for any of the experiences we had travelling to the destination. We had our own little private hut on the beach and next to the swimming pool. It was a bit of a taxi ride into town but we could cope with that, even though the taxi drivers are pretty mental out there.
The first night saw us go to the Chiva Moon party, we got there quite early and things weren't quite kicking off yet, so after I accidently lay in an ants nest we headed down to the beach. I guess you are wondering how you can accidently lay in an ants nest? Well let me tell you, I decided to chill out in what I thought was an innocent looking hammock, however after 5 minutes of being lay in there and feeling my skin crawl with creepy crawlies I discovered that the ants had commendered this hammock and ,ade it there home. I was still picking ants off me as we arrived at the beach, which was full of people partying drinking buckets, and too our surprise a foam party. We immediately joined in the party shenanigans and precided to get very drunk on a variety of cocktails in buckets.
The next day we ate, chilled by the pool, ate agian and then went partying. This time our first stop was a pool party. I loved this. It had everything I want in a party, a swimming pool, women in bikinis, plenty of alcohol. It was awesome. After a few hours at the pool party and a few beers and tequila shots we decided to head down the beach to see what was happening there. It was pretty much the same as the night before minus the foam party so we started to get in the party atmosphere with a few more buckets and various cocktails. We met Sarah again briefly who had lost her friend, after staying with us for a while she decided to go and find her and it was a good job she did as I found myself passed out very drunk in the sand until sunrise. Luckily Earl and an Ausrtralian fella called Joby managed to look after me.
The next night was the main event, The full moon party, the reason why so many people flock to the island. It was mental. I have never seen a busier beach, people were everywhere dancing on podiums, sliding down slides, skipping with skipping ropes on fire (Earl had a go at this) It was a brilliant night, due to my inhabitions the night before, I decided to remain relatively sober and just take in the atmosphere of the night. It was a good night.
The next day we did repeat of the day before, sleep, eat, pool, eat with the exception of us sorting out our transport to Kuala Lumpar, this meant leaving 6am the next day. The plan was too party all night and go straight to the boat, Earl felt a little ill though so ended up going home after the football had finished. I however decided to stay out and party, I had a decent night, drinking buckets etc, I also ran into Izi who we met in Hanoi, Vietnam. I also made it back for the boat and the lack of sleep ment I slept excellently on our long journey.
Anyway that is the tale of our time in Kao Pha-nang, I will update you soon on Kuala Lumpar, I'm not really sure what to expect, on first impression the city reminds me a lot of Leeds, there seems to be a lot of McDonalds, KFC's and Pizza Huts, it seems very western.
I will now bid you farewell, hope you are all well.
Stay safe and take care