This was my third trip to the beautiful Thai island of Koh Phangan for the famed Full Moon Party (FMP), all within two years (this one wasn’t initially planned, but stemmed from a last-minute desire to leave Cambodia and fortuitous timing).
As I shared a ride from the dock with three friendly Dutch guys, we ruminated on how booked up the island was and what we were going to do about accommodation. It was August – one of the busiest months of the year due to northern hemisphere summer holidays – and a few days before the… Read More Koh Tao 2016
After the epic night and morning in Koh Phangan, it was always going to be a long and tiring journey across the country to Phuket for my final night. I ignorantly hadn’t realised, however, that the majority of the trip was overland on a long bus trip. I nabbed a window side quickly and was… Read More One night in Patong, Phuket
I arrived in Koh Phangan and checked into my roomy bungalow, right off the main street of Haad Rin, the party side of the island. Although I had been expecting something a bit more glamorous for the price I had decided to pay to upgrade to air conditioning, the place turned out to have a… Read More Disneyland for twentysomethings (Koh Phangan)
After a very long day travelling cross country and sea, I was determined despite my exhaustion to attempt the famous Koh Tao pub crawl that is only held three nights a week. As I was staying in private accommodation I also thought it would be a very good idea to go on this on my… Read More Koh Tao, eight months later
The astute reader will note that there have been eight or so months since my last Thailand post. That’s because in the meantime I returned to Australia, commenced full-time work and, discovering my workplace required me to take my annual leave and not roll it over, promptly decided to return to Thailand for a relatively… Read More Return to Phi Phi
On the ferry to Koh Tao I chatted to a friendly English chap, who told me about the water activities I had missed on the day of the Full Moon Party. Mentally noted for when I return! A group songthaew (open air van / ute type vehicle) took me up to my accommodation at Spicy… Read More A jaunt in paradise (Koh Tao)
I arrived in Koh Phangan on a slightly delayed ferry and met Harriet and Lauren at their accommodation, located on the ‘sunset’ side of the island, which is about a fifteen minute walk from the other side where the Full Moon Party happens.
I arrived at my hostel in Chaweng just in time to join a crew of enthusiastic girls in my hostel dorm heading out for dinner. They had evidently all been partying together over the previous couple of days.
I arrived in Bangkok and was easily able to buy a very affordable Thai sim card, instantly rendering my iPhone usable in the taxi on the way to my accommodation. After the usual difficulty in finding the place and it not being immediately clear to me that we were in the right place when we… Read More Four nights in Bangkok