We are sat in Surat Thani train station waiting for our train to Malaysia, only an 8 hour wait then 12 hour journey, but hey its better than being home.
After the last post we moved onto Koh Samui and spent the first night in the North in a beautiful place in another little hut (it came with a pet cockroach), the only problem was that we walked for 3 miles and there was nowhere for a beer, so we couldn't possibly stay for 2 nights, the next morning we moved on to Chaweng Beach which is the main place on the island, it was really good there but we ended up on the beer a few 2 many nights(but were on our holidays so its allowed) and even found a nightclub which was completely free even the drinks for the first 2 hours, so that had to be taken advantage of, to my cost on the night before we left.
The day we left Liverpool had just been beaten by United so we ended up out until about 4am with a 9am boat to the new island, we were rough, well I was rough not Jennie, the boat was only 20 mins which was fine but we had a suicidal taxi driver for the journey to our beach called Thong Nai Pan on the noth east of the island, the taxi's are just pick up trucks with a bench in so i had to lean over the side for most of the journey. When we got there we stayed in another hut for 2 nights which were nice and even had a hommock, but wanting a bit of luxury there was a hotel with a private infinity pool which was 50p each extra a night, so we splashed out. We went out kayaking as well and Jennie managed to burn herself and has big peeling patches on her arms now haha. we went for a relaxing paddle but it turned out quite hard work when the tide seemed to change on the way back in.
On the 4th night in Ko Phangan it was the Full Moon Party, we got a taxi boat to it from the beach which was quite scary there was about 30 people in a boat made for about 20 and it nearly tipped whenever anyone moved. When we got there it was quite mental, with people throwing fire everywhere, and people doing sick acts in the sea. with the fire stuff i thought i have to have a go of this and was then jumping through a burning ring of fire and doing the high jump over a fire bar, then went down a slide with a fire archway at the end, Jennie watched....
I then asked jennie to paint me with neon body paint, i'd seen some cool dragon and snake ones that people had so i said can you do that, as Jennie is quite artistic i thought this should be fine, she actually drew a big ladybird on my back, not impressed.
After risking my life to show off in front of Jennie I just drank some buckets of vodka, and we had a good dance till the early hours, the boat picked us back up at 6am and that was us knackered for 2 days.
Jennie then got tonsilitis so the last 3 days here were a bit uneventful except from a visit from the doctor to get antibiotics.(Jen is about fine now by the way)
Were headed to malaysia now so will update again in a couple of weeks , were having problems getting the pictures on so will do it as soon as we can.
bye for now
Neil and Jennie