Koh Phangan, Thailand
There I am!
Sorry for the delay! I’ve been waiting to get photos from Sarah for this post and there have been some technical difficulties (Canada Post strikes, DVD burning problems etc) – we only brought one camera to the full moon party after reading about thefts. And I couldn’t talk about it without the photos to show how crazy it was!
So, even though we went in the low season and there were apparently only 8000 people instead of the usual 30 000 people, it was still pretty crazy, I can’t even imagine how wild it would be in the high season – Haad Rin must be absolutely packed with people!
Overall, we had a blast at the FMP – it was really just a big dance party on the beach! You can’t really not have fun dancing all night!
We got there at about 1130pm and the party was in full swing! After perusing the many different bucket booths:
Bucket: A sand pail, a couple of straws, a bottle of thai whiskey, a can of pop & redbull (A killer combo – the results of which you will soon see)
Sarah and I decided to go the more legit, smart and most likely safer route of a couple bottles of Chang beer from the 7/11. At 32 Baht each, they were a steal: cheaper than buckets and water, and more important, they were COLD which was a definite selling point.
Also – Check out the moon! So bright!
Once we were there, we decided we might as well join in on all the fun – so we bought some paint and painted ourselves up:
Of course, we had to represent Canada:
Because we’re from Canada eh?
*Note: Charlotte & Emily: Not from Canada but are from England, so it’s all good
And off we went to join in with the crowds on the beach, where everyone was having a great time:
Well, to be fair, these people probably weren’t having the best night:
But everyone else! I mean, there’s the fire jump rope, ALWAYS a good idea:
We ran into some other Canadians – alas, no one from Ontario though, where were you guys!?
It was definitely a different experience! Even though it really wasn’t my ‘scene’, I’m so happy I went because:
1. it was a once in a lifetime opportunity
2. if I ever go back to Thailand, I won’t be going back to Koh Phangan
3. it was tons of fun!
Cross that one off of the list! I wonder what will be next?