25th March to 29th
We managed to arrive safely on koh phangan and you could tell as soon as you got on the boat that everyone was gearing themselves for the full moon party. We managed to find out little bungalow on the beach! It was basic as basic but you didn't notice as much as you walked out straight onto the beach, with a great view and a resort next door where you could use their pool and eat at their restaurant! Perfect really. And we met a group of really nice people from the other resort! Apparently all the parties the nights before are better but we decided we needed a chilled night the night before the full moon. So that's what we did!
The following day was spent chilling by the pool and planning what to wear for the full moon party, we needed to invest in some bright coloured clothes and paints! We also spent some time with the group of people we met jaims, joey, Rees and Jen. They in the early evening we had organised to meet 3 girls that we had met at the very beginning of our trip in Bangkok! It was fun to get ready with them and start going wild with the neon paints! They also had some guys they knew with them who were all really nice. Then at about 12 we headed out to the beach, there were so many people! We tried to stay all together We ended up just in one place which was a bit of a shame as we didn't explore the whole beach and all of its goings on! Not sure we would want to do it again but if we did we would definitely explore the beach more! Never the less we both had a good night out!
The following day I returned back to our bungalow on the beach whilst abi stayed with the girls for the day, I chilled by the pool and abi did the same at the coral bungalows where the girls were staying! I know I was going to go back to koh tao to do my advanced divers course and Abi decided she wanted to see koh samui and see the girls there which was nice for her as there wasn't a huge amount for her to do whilst I was diving! We booked our tickets for the 29th though as the boat to koh Tao was fully booked. So we got to spend another day together before going our separate ways for a few days! Abi arrived back mid afternoon and I was glad to see her, I was getting bored by myself! Abu chilled on the beach and jaims and I headed off in search of a watermelon that abi requested (fruit was scarce of the island to buy so it was a fun challenge). We managed to find one from a lady doing fruit shakes, she though it was very amusing but proceeded to cut up the entire watermelon for us. Turned out Abu didn't want a whole watermelon but was impressed with our efforts! We missed out on a photo opportunity though which was shame because there was A LOT of watermelon! Was very amusing!
The 28th was spent chilling on the beach and mooching about, including a few visits to our new favourite shop 7eleven! Purely because of its amazing air conditioning and toasties. There wasn't much to do on koh phangan if there wasn't a party and a lot of people seemed to leave the day after! Then the 29th it was time to hearing to the pier and head our separate ways, I have to say it was very weird to split up! But we were now well into the swing of things so it wasn't daunting at all!