Sparky Travels

September 6, 2009

Ko Phangan

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In the act of getting to our accommodation in Ko Phangan we realised how far away from everything it was. The Utopia Resort is situated in the North West of the Island, 25km from the party town of Haadrin in the South East. That wasn’t too big a problem since we all needed a relaxing few days in preparation for the full moon party (FMP) and it was a charming place with a pool overlooking a secluded bay. I did manage to get pretty drunk with the hotel staff who were all very friendly and the food in the restaurant was tasty and cheap. On the first day I met the girls in the restaurant where they had made a new friend, Bex. Only 10 minutes later did we realise we’d met before. Bex was one of the girls travelling on the Intrepid trip with Lou and Claire so I’d met her in Hanoi when I met them.

Bex and her friend Jo, along with an english couple (Simon and Sam) joined us for the Full Moon Party. The FMP is pretty much just like a music festival on the beach except with no stage and LOTS of booze, mainly in the form of buckets.  There were about 25,000 people there, all in friendly spirits and I did well not to lose everyone and make it home in fine enough shape.  Myself, Doetie and Simon all got stupidly drunk surprisingly fast which made us wonder whether our drinks were spiked. We all recovered pretty quickly and the hangover the next day was a normal drinking one so I doubt it.

After a day of recovery we decided to head on to Ko Samui and sample another island. Ko Phangan is a lovely island though (ignoring tacky Haadrin) and I’d certainly return.

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