BLOG # 5 HELLO SAM JONES - YOU THOUGHT WE WERE JOKING ABOUT MENTIONING YOU IN OUR BLOG WHEN WE JUST BUMPED INTO YOU ON THE BEACH. YOU BETTER BE READING THIS AND LINKING IT LIKE YOU SAID YOU WOULD... IF NOT WE'LL HUNT YOU DOWN IN NEW ZEALAND. MWAHAHAHAHA.
We are now in Koh Phangan and as you havent seen us for a while we'll start by describing our new appearances. Yes, our new hotel room has 6 very large mirrors which we are SUPER excited about hence this paragraph.. Our skin is browner (some more than others - you guessed it, Eli is looking like a black person), our hair is curlier (and slightly less washed), Eli's face is frecklier whilst Meg's bindi is beginning to emerge and the only circumference that hasn't dramatically shrunk are our heads and ankles. Despite daily overdoses of pancakes and milkshakes, Eli is slowly twigging out whilst Megan is slimming. Our eyebrows are bushier and we now dress as if we preach peace and love (FREE TIBET). So basically we're looking even more model like than when we left! So anyway, less about us and more about you. Jokeeeessss. This is totally our blog, not yours, so please keep reading and make us feel popular?!
We felt like wild childs when arriving on our new island (full moon island), we decided to hit this crazy jungle electro all night rave thang but soon felt like amateurs when our kind hotel man explained that people don't tend to go out till midnight (we were planning on leaving at 9pm for 'free entry' - no wonder, no-one was there..). Luckily he slipped it into conversation before we'd began getting ready so we had 4 hours to safely secure our belongings, take a nap and get ready to hit the unknown like true young explorers. When we were still rocking out to some hardcore electro at 8am, we realised we were right the first time and are pretty wild, about as wild as the come. JOKES - there's too many wild people on this island and they are actually quite intimidating and heavily peirced. Based on the amount of times we get called cute/adorable/babies we realise we are in fact not at all wild.
We were totes chuffed when we discovered on the first night an incredibly cheap food market offering every meal imaginable for just 80p. We were even more grateful to find the most incredible clear pork soup (wagammas style). We then went on to eat this 6 nights in a row and have spoken about it on average 6 times a day (the same as Goa for that matter... yes, still. WE <3 GOA)
The food in Koh Phangan was great, so was the drink. Dont worry families, we will be joining AA as soon as we get home. The original plan was to head to Koh Samui after a week here, however, we drunkenly decided we didn't want to go and booked ourselves into a hotel which was quite literally ON the full moon beach for another week. It was super cheap so a great decision - apparently Koh Samui is overated unless your a middle aged golfer. Dads, get to Koh Samui pronto. Being in an 'interesting' location, and following numerous warnings about numerous thefts we were sure to make sure everything was always safely locked away; unlike Martin, our new swedish pal, who at 30 years old and with 9 full moon parties under his belt (as he told us repeatedly - probably 9 times - too drunk to realise he'd already said), who likes to leave his door open, for drunken strangers to borrow his bathroom/bed and probably belongings.
Since hitting this beach, the earliest we've managed to get to bed is 8am, apart from one 'quiet' night where we managed to snuggle up at 4:30am. We have made great friends as usual with the lovely locals, some of which took this a step too far by sending love letters (the deepest kind), and declaring eternal love.. Chit and Eli for life <3 <3 <3 .. See recent facebook friends to find Eli's future hubby. She's really looking forward to her new life in Burma and is sure that the language barrier shouldn't be too much of a problem, just a minor stepping stone on the way to a happy future together. We also befriended Julia, the wonderful bucket lady. We bought all our alcohol from her and became a new gal pal girl gang - we even got ready for nights out together, where she covered us in glitter and bindi'd our faces sparking lots of attention from asian men, less so from narrow minded whites who didn't understand what a bindi was..
Everyday has been spent sleeping, every breakfast has been eaten after 4pm and everynight has been spent partying till sunrise (probably the only time we've seen the sun), who needs malia?! We've met some great people and seen some hilarious things i.e. a two round fight. Round one kicked off when a man got angry with himself, words were said, punches were thrown and threats were made (yes.. from himself to himself, receiving and throwing his own punches?!) It all turned much uglier during round two when a new competitor rolled confidently into the newly formed ring of eager raving drunk spectators hoping for some Muey Thai. This new competitor was the worst of the worst and a real threat.. you guessed it, an empty pink bucket. Seeing a fully grown man, seriously threatening a pink bucket was one of the funniest things we've seen since leaving england. Something tells us 'mushroom mountain' got the better of him. As we write this, we are sitting on the beach, under the full moon, feeling somewhat defeated by last night's full moon party. Koh Phangan has changed us and we are now massive electro/dubstep fans. Yes Phillipe (german blondie who told us we would change soon) it has happened. We know there's a lot of people at home who will be shocked/proud/embarressed at this revelation, whilst its hard to imagine its most definitely true!
Time for the stats of Blog # 5 - for those of you who we know that skip straight to this section, please scroll up and read the boring bits..
- Number of buckets drank - 24
- Number of fry ups eaten the day after those buckets - 17
- Number of clear pork soups enjoyed - 12
- Number of fire shows watched - 2149871498742109812409814
- Number of girls that have been super nice and friendly - 12
- Number of same girls who were super less nice and friendly the following day - 12 (jokes.. 10?)
- Number of conversations cut short when we find out the conversation maker is from canada - 7
- Number of arrogant canadians that spoke AT us for over an hour about how they're going to break into super stardom and are in training as we speak - 1
- Number of jetski's broken - 1 (Nice one Meg!)
- Number of times Eli has had to tow meg safely back to land using another jetski - 1
- Number of times 'Shut up Meg' is said to Meg when they find out her name (family guy.. not bullying) - 3216
- Number of love letters written by dear Chit to Eli - 26
- Number of love letters written by Eli to dearest Chit - 0
- Number of 13th birthday parties celebrated with cake and candles at 5am on full moon beach - 1
We're keeping this one short and sweet, mainly because we're so hungover and this is the best we could do. To be honest we think we did pretty well considering we currently want to curl up into a ball and sleep for 3 whole years.
Lots of Love,
Meli (the two best travellers ever) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx