So we got the ferry from Koh Tao and arrived in Koh Phangan about 1 pm. we was debating on where to stay, either had rinn thats where everything happens or had thai. Apparently this was real close to had rinn so i went with the majority vote, being Nick and Neal. Mark stayed behind in Koh tao with Steph for an extra night. Our first two places we tried to check in too were all booked up. We found this really nice place what sleeps four people costing 1600 baht a night between four of us. We booked in there for the night and started to walk in to had rin. We thought it was just a 10 minute walk along the beach. After walking for an hour in the blistering heat convinced it would be just around the corner it never showed. We decided to head up to the road and catch a taxi. About 300 steps later we reach our pinnacle. We got a five minute taxi in to had rinn and then decided it would be best for us to move here permanently. We had a quick bite to eat, checked out the beach and town and then once again went hunting for accommodation. Getting accommodation wasn't easy in this place. Everywhere was fully booked as it was the christmas period and of course the ever popular full moon party on the 24th, which is in four days time. We found somewhere to stay at 1700 baht a night. Once again a really nice place too. Were not choosing to stay in plush guest houses but it's all whats left. Right we head back to the other guest house to get our bags. The plan was to run in and leave through the bathroom window so we didn't have to pay for the room. We also remembered that we had put some laundry in there so we wpuld have to come back tomorrow get the laundry, tell them we would be back down to pay in a minute, whilst quickly shooting of on some mo peds. Sounds like the Italian job. As soon as we got there we was approached by the staff asking how long we was planning to stay here. Dohhhh. We told them the truth and now we was planning on staying in had rinn. They was really fair to be honest and only charged us 800 baht. As leaving we lost the key. No one new where it was put. Our last recollections of it was being seen on the bed. We had to pay a 200 baht fine. Once checked in at our new place we could finally relax. What a day so far. We chilled out in our bar, had a beer and watched the sun set. We then got showered and went to a bar called the drop in. It's some Aussie bar and we thought we could get some good food there. It was ok but we had a shock when the bill arrived. We left there and then headed down to the beach as this is where it all happens. It's full of beach bar after beach bar. Not to mention the hundreds of bucket stalls. So we chilled there for a bit until the music got going. Everything here is all dance or trance music. Not my favorite but after a few i'll be up there dancing. By 12 o'clock i was up there breaking out my few and very limited dance moves. I seriously need to find my rhythm. Being to drunk for my own good i decided to join in with the fire games. There was a huge rope which was set a light and people would be skipping over it. I was contemplating on going in there. Whilst thinking about it i stepped a bit to close and it hit me in the back of the neck burning me. Well thats my decision made up. I headed back and found the lads and tho get on the whiskey, coke and red bull buckets. After 1 o'çlock i was completely wasted. I went from being sober to smashed with in an hour. I left headed home. I can't remember the walk back at all. The next thing i knew i was laying on my bathroom floor covered head to toe in sick. As i got to my senses and started to get in the shower Neal came home and saw the state of me. I asked what the time was and he said 4 30 am. What happened to me? Maybe my drink was spiked i don't know.
The next morning i woke up feeling terrible. Neal was laughing at the state he found me in. Next thing i had to do was to was the bathroom floor as there pork everywhere. That afternoon we headed down to the beach, got some rays and played football. Walking back to our room we saw mark, he had just arrived. I went back to the room for a power nap and then it was time to get back on it. We all went back to the out back bar to meet our dutch mates for for dinner. Thankfully there was a drinking ban for the next two days due to elections. Suited me fine. The only reason for a drinking ban is so the Thai's vote but that still doesn't make a difference. We just chilled there and watched football all night before getting an early, sober night. Our room only had one double bed and a single, so we pushed them together for an un-comfortable nights sleep.
Feeling fresh and waking up at a decent time we went out to enjoy a good day of sunbathing. We chilled once again on the beach playing football, frisby and checking out the girls. This place was an utter sausage factory. There must have been 7 guys to every girl. After an action packed day of doing nothing we headed back to get ready to go out. There was a pool party at a guest house called Coco hut. Here they was serving alachol still so we spent the entire night here dancing away. Here i actually caught some guy trying to put something in my drink. I just shooked my head and walked off in disbelief. Come about 5 30 we decided to head back as the next day was the full moon party. We needed to be in tip top shape for this.
Today we spent most of the day in bed getting sleep for our big night. We eventually rosed about 3 pm and then decided to start the day with a gut buster breakfast. After that we went off to buy some Christmas hats and body paints for tonight. That didn't take too long so off we went to the beach again to play Santa football. Woo, the time has come. We get showered. painted up and then head out for our big night. First stop Johnny's restaurant. We treated our selves to some good food being christmas. Then we headed to the warm up bar for a few more. Here we met our dutch mates and then all headed down to the beach. This place was rammed. 10000 supposedly here so it manic. We headed down to our usual spot which was the drop in bar and danced away. It wasn't until 2 am that we realized christmas day had come. The music hear was sooooo loud and if you stood on the edge of one bar you could hear next doors music. The next thing sun set had started and we was all still going strong. By this time we was joined by Maloose a dutch girl we know and a few other randoms from out the night. During the night i had bumped in to Steph marks kind of ever going holiday romance. I said to her i would get mark. At this time we was with some Swedish girls. I told him that Steph was just over there so be careful. !5 minutes later he's snogging this Sweedish and laura appears, Steph's best mate. He had been well and truly busted as about 8 of them had sat on a balcony above us watching mark eat this girls face. Apparently all there jaws dropped and hit the floor. God i wish i was there. The next thing i knew i had lost everyone i was with and it was 9 am, so i decided to head back. Fortunately mark was back as he had the key.
We all woke around 3 pm the next day all feeling like death. After a few x mas text's and phone calls it was time to go out for our christmas dinner which we had booked the day before. We all arrived at the out back bar looking awful. Best thing for this is a beer. We got back on it again otherwise we wouldn't of survived. Our dinner turned up and it was the worst dinner let alone christmas dinner you could of expected. We all had different things on our plates, The potato's were disgusting, vegetables stone cold and the turkey which tasted like, well not turkey. At a guess maybe dog. Times like this you wish for your mum's cooking. We spent the night in there chatting to some London girls and all getting drunk whilst watching the video of the night before. After this it was back down the beach to party again.
Today we woke feeling slightly better than yesterday. Brandon Block was playing at a club here tonight so me and Nick headed out to find where it was. It certainly doesn't look like much of a club. It was a tiny little bar which could fit about a hundred people in at a push. We walked around the place checking out how messy everything was from the last few nighs of carnage. Once again we got ready and then went out to listen to Brandon Block. we had to pay 100 baht to get in but thats not a lot. I have met Brandon Block a few years ago and thought what an idiot. Tonight he would change my thoughts on him. This bar wasn't equipped with speakers to blare out loud music. It has more of your average sized bedroom speakers in, which crackle when you turned them up to much. Me and nick went up to him, got our pictures done with him and told him we had both met him in Majorca a few years ago. The sound was terrible here and Brandon new it was shocking so he kept shouting how s*** this was and giving the owners abuse. He was also apologetic to people for paying to get in here. He packed up his records and walked out. Ok so he isn't the best dj now days but if he did a stand up he would be a legend. As it remains he is a mess of a dj, off his head on drugs but still hilarious. We headed back down the beach and thought we would check out a bar in the mountains. I won't say the name as people may get the wrong idea's. It's not a brothel i promise you that much. Whilst trekking up there we bumped in to Brandon who was heading that way to play another set for a mate. We spoke to him for about 10 minutes and realized he is a nice guy, very very funny but messed up on drugs. We spent the night there and then headed back. This is a night to remember and i have never laughed so much. Same goes for Nick and
Neal too, i'm sure.
Today were off Back to Koh Tao to chill out before heading back here on the 30th to see out the new year.
Happy x mas everyone, even though it was 10 days ago.