Koh Phangan #5: Full Moon Party
To say last night was epic is doing the party an injustice. It was just something that you had to experience for yourself.
We arrived on the beach about an hour before midnight and the beach was crazy!
We started walking from the entrance onto the beach up to the the far side, to the Paradise Bungalows, where the Full Moon Party originally started many years ago. It took about 45 minutes to get there and along the way there were different clubs playing different tunes. What was really impressive was that as you moved along, from one section to the other, you only heard the music from the club you were in front of.
Each club had there own entertainment as well, like fire-rope skipping and much more.
As the night went along though, things started getting out of control and people were peeing and worse in the ocean and it started to seem like a scene from a zombie movie, minus the whole flesh-eating bit.
I don’t really know what time we got out of there, because no-one seemed to bring anything valuable, including watches and cellphones. We got back to the resort at about 4ish though and then spent the whole day today recovering.
A little while ago, we went to a local massage parlour and got an AWESOME hour long massage. I also decided to jump into the deep end and got my back waxed. Ouch is all I can say, but I’m glad I did it.
As a side note, after catching a few taxis with other people and just speaking to people in general, I’ve realised that everyone on this island has some type of horror story. Whether it’s getting so wasted that they land up on the other side of the island or crashing a scooter, everyone has a story to tell, and if you’ve been reading my blog regularly, you’ll know I also have a few.
Tomorrow is our last full day on the island and honestly there isn’t much more to do, except possibly take the kayak out to the island nearby to the resort (about a 20 minute paddle). Then on the 3rd, its time to head to the craziness that is Bangkok.