We arrived in Ko Phangan at Thonsala ferry port and got picked up and taken to the two rock bungalows..as we said before, it was rele quite shocking! We wanted to cry! We wanted to spend as little time as possible in our hell hole of a hut..so we went for a nice stroll along the beach. We then bumped into two guys from cambridge, Ben and Matt. We realised after half an hour of chatting nonsene they were the male equivelents of us! We got on really well and ended up going to the pool party that evening with them. This was in Haadrin so we had to get a taxi and it was like rollercoaster roads! Lots of fun but scared for our lives! The pool party was amazing..there was a floating dancefloor in the sea with fire dancers. Jade got in the pool fully clothed but Melissa was too drunk after the vodka and red bull buckets that we consumed! I thought i would drown! haha! It was a cross-dressing party with signs saying westerners only which was cool cause we got away from the Thais for a bit! Jade got hit on by a lesbian..then she was offering her shots of "water" !!! Haha. By about 12 we decided to leave because we were all too drunk, at the time we thought it would be a good idea to try and walk home along the beach. After 3 hours of walking, we realised the rocks stopped us in our path and had to walk all the way back then get a taxi! There was a rope swing with a tyre which we all thought would be a clever idea.. turns out you end up in the sea!! Theres lots of little old boats out in the sea so Melissa and Matt thought it would be fun to go and get in one! We were naming all the stars then got scared because we thought we were guna get told off by the locals! We ended up getting home at 4 in the morning after leaving at 12!
The next day the four of us decided to hire out mopeds, sorry mummys and daddys as we said we'd stay clear! But these guys are a bad influence! haha. Me and jade shared one between us.. Melissa got on it with Jade on the back, tried to go forward but crashed into two other bikes! I cracked the front light and bent the other bikes number plate and broke the thing on the back! oops... Then an English guy came and helped us out, he owns the bar on the beach by the hotel where the guys were staying..even thought we made it our hotel aswel! The staff loved us! The guy said to go and get it repaired at a garage as it would cost less.. Jade took the reigns and we all drove off in search of a garage! Five garages later we found one that could fix it... ended up paying 40 pound! Then went on a really nice drive around the island, went to tesco and got some ice-cream to share! Beautiful! We then spent the rest of the day on the beach playing games. In the morning, we had to give our bikes back...because the man witnessed the crash he searched the bike all over just to get some more money out of us! He ended up finding the smallest scratch and made me pay 60 pound more! So 100 pound on repair! Oops..
Due to our horrible room, we felt the need to shower together in our bikinis as we were scared! It ended up being really qutie funny.. even though we drowned the toilet roll that we searched so hard for! :(
The next couple of days were quite stormy..so we were on and off the beach. We got a pack of cards so all of us played games! Including "I went to the supermarket" ha!
On thursday, it was the day of the full moon party so we were really excited. We didnt do much during the day because it rained.. we thought this would be a good sign meaning no rain for the party.. we were wrong!! Whilst we were getting ready, there was a powercut all over Bantai..luckily we had already had showers because the water was off! Had to get ready by torch light! Haadrin had lights by the time we got there! We got to Haadrin for the party and it was tipping it down...wet rain!!! Not dry rain! aha...We bought ponchos to cover us up and we plastered ourselves with neon body paint...the done thing! Then we got straight on the drink..buckets of alcohol..and we partyed the night away. It was the most amazing night... nothing we say will do it any justice! We danced from 10 at night till 7 in the morning, now our feet are really suffering and all cut and blistered! We ended up meeting some of Ben and Matts friends and spent the night dancing with them. Jade nearly got her bag stolen by a lady boy but it was saved luckily as it had her whole life in!
The next morning its clear to say we were hanging! We went to bed at 10 in the morning and slept till 5 in the afternoon.. In the evening we decided to go to the pool party again as it was our last night in Bantai.. When we got there we realised it wasnt on so we had a walk around and watched family guy over a beer!
When we got back we picked up our first lot of laundry that we had done earlier and took our last stroll back along towards Two rocks.. We decided to pack then so we didnt have to do it in the morning.. When we got up we caught a ferry with the guys over to Ko Samui which is where we are now. Staying in a place called Chaweng city hotel in Chaweng..really nice, alot better than our last place! We've now got Thai new year and the music festival to look forward to before we move on to Koh Tao. We will write again when we move on. Overall Ko Phangan was amazing..but the beach here is alot nicer! Missing you all..sorry for the essay! Were just full of storys! :) love you all..