We woke up quite late today due to the early start the day before. It's taking a big adjustment to get used to the room and shared bathrooms here, they are both a bit dire...we arent even getting an amazing deal but never mind.
The weather has been dreadful today as the tropical storm continues to lash Koh Phangan.. Once the weather eased a bit we went on a walk round the area of haad rin to try and get our bearings for where things are. We also found the venue for the big pre full moon party at the coral bungalows in town. It's a pool party so i think we will make an appearance. Once we got to the furthest point away from our hotel the heavens opened and we got drenched...it was so funny. It was really hot so i didn't mind getting soaked, Si on the other hand wasn't enjoying it that much. All i kept hearing from behind me was Si sayin UNBELIEVABLE...UNBELIEVABLE! haha!
When heading back it felt so strange to be where I was. I know that sounds a bit strange but after being in such a routine with the hotel it seemed mad that after a plane journey and a few bnoat rides I was walking down these dirt track roads that were starting to flood due to the torrential down pour and wild dogs roaming the area (scary).
We got changed and i headed towards the main lounge / restaurant area to get a bit of food when I heard "Gary!" I kinda kept going coz i didn't know anyone else and then heard "Gary Waters!" I kinda knew then that yeah someone must know me! Approached the table and it was a group of lads I kind knew from Torquay. One guy called Joe I knew really well as use to work (well skive) with at Next. The rest of the lads I just knew through friends of friends but still...very small world!
That night i was so sure I was going to stay of the beer and have a chilled one. Si starting drinking tho and after he had a few Changs he was heavily trying to persuade me. It didn't take much and I broke so had a few beers. The Torquay lads then came over to our bar and despitwe it STILL raining we thought screw it lets go into town and headed for the drop inn bar. About 10 massive Chang beers later i was definately feeling it and we headed to Coral Bungalows where the massive pool party was taking place. Got in there and oh my god it was insane, absolutely rammed, i have never seen anything like it. A few more drinks and then it was pretty obvious where I was ending up...yep, the pool. Just remember singing Mr Brightside at the top of voice in the pool at about 4am! Very funny! I then headed home and got back pretty quick, wish i could say the same for Si. We lost each other...prob when i headed for the pool but he took a wrong turning on the way home and in his absolutely battered state he ended up in the rainforest! When i got back i just found him face up on his bed just muttering to me "i'm so happy to be alive" I thought steady on but then when i saw the extent of his injuries i was like s***! On asking him what the hell he had been up to he told me he was just climbing the friggin rainforest and then got very high up almost to the top and then started to sober up. By that point i think he kinda fell and stumbled all the way down it as the scratches and cuts were all over his body....even his arse, haha! We decided there was not much we could do right there and then and would see the extent in the morning as there was no major signs of a serious injury. Eventful day!