Koh Phangan - We left Phangan yesterday, it was a really nice, chilled out place there. We had a bungalow on Leela Beach, over looking the sea and once you had climbed the steep hill ( a killer in the heat), it was beautiful. Although it is at the other side of the island to Hadrin where the nightlife was, it was still only a 15 min walk along the beach, and another steep hiil to get to the other side. Apart from the taxi boats gpoing by real early, it was so peacefull and when you are on the beach all you can hear is the odd coconut falling from the tree and the sound of the jungle creatures (which my mum (Debs would like)). When we first go there, we didnt know there was a main path to follow, and ended up trecking through the jungle in the pitch black, to get to the beach. (those Keyring tourches, what Claire bought us came in useful, it was spoooky!)
We caught the boat from Samui, there was hundreds of people all doing the same thing with backpacks. We still had pull bags at this point, which was hard work climbling on and off boats with them. We have now sent loads of stuff home and have got a pack, after that experience!
We didnt really see much of the island, as we just went there for the nightlife and party, like everyone else. The night before the Full Moon Party, was awsome, there was big warm up parties on the beach and we spent the night chatting to some Kiwi lads and a girl from Germany and a girl from Holland. We drank out of buckets (Yes the one that you take to sea side) , which contained vodka redbull, but the redbull here is 10 times strtonger than at home. We painted oursleves with glow in the dark body paints, and danced the night away. The Kiwis was staying next door, and i ended up staying on thier balcony till 6.30am chatting witrh some other girls. It was a late one and slept till 2pm, hit the beach, then got ready for the Full Moon Party! It was amazing, the biggest beach party ever, the whole place was filled with all sorts of people, there was fire shows and 10 speaker systems running right along the beach. I was on the Buckets again and Loz got herself painted at a stall with glow in the dark paints, it was ace. We saw Cam and Jeremy (the oz lads we met in Samui) and they had met some other people, so we spent most of the night with them. We went back about 5.30am, as the sun was rising, but this was early as you could still hear the music pumping from the other side of the island at 3pm the next day, the party was still going! Crazy! We went and chilled out on the beach the day after the party and got talking to an oz lad called David, he had a real cool necklace, with his name engraved in Thai, so he helped us cart our stuff to the post office and took us to the shop where he got his necklace and we both got one, they are good! It really does say our name as well, as all the Thai people can read it! After that we all went and sat in a bar for something to eat, it past so fast we sat through two whole films, there is no concept of time here, it is just chilled! After that we went and sat on the beach, till quiet late, i was on Samsong buckets again (Thai whisky, but does't taste like whisky, more like nice rum), so had loads of energy and stayed out a bit later, but it was still about 3am when Loz went back, so quiet late when we had a trip to KoTao, the next day.