TRAVELLING THAILAND PART 2

 Koh Phangan






Since we last spoke, we've been to one of Thailand's most popular events: The Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan. Okay, so I'm going to be honest - we all felt a little bit old, it was essentially a beach rammed full of people. Add EDM music. Add 30 degree heat. And multiply it by about 10.  


But you know what? It was a great experience. We managed to sniff out a little bar playing music we enjoyed, plus the speedboat to and from the party was hilarious. After several buckets (never again), we've now got a library of funny moments on camera. Jacob stole the show. 


Travelling in a big group


Stunningly odd yet wonderful moments happen when you're with so many people. We're going to rewind back to Samui for a second.


We got hungry after the Full Moon, a small group of us wandered to a nearby 24 hour supermarket. Dogs surrounded the area we walked through, some stray, and barked.


Picture slight worry - we're in a new place and it's pitch dark with nobody around, I'm talking 5am. Two other dogs come out of nowhere and like something out of a film, they scare the other dogs away and escort us.


We leave the shop and they proceed to walk us home. Honestly, it was indescribable.


Koh Tao






In the past week we've gone from sleeping on a plane, to a coach, a bed and another in the jungle-esque paradise of Koh Tao.


Our living space was an elevated hut on the beach, a pretty simple set up.


Simple can be beautiful though, we were surrounded by nature (some of us enjoying it more than others) - the boys had a 'HUGE LIZARD' in their room. I'm lucky enough to have merely witnessed a sizeable ant. 


We're on the ferry to Koh Lanta now - 4:45am wake up calls aren't the best. Also, do you realise how hard it is to sleep sat up?! My knees are killing me, too.


'It's all part of the experience'.






Albeit being bitten to the bone, Koh Tao was beautiful. We were in the middle of a fishing village, close to the pier. Yesterday we explored the sea with a tour guide... And snorkelled! Never thought I'd do that.


A few of the boys got poisoned by coral whilst we were there, the instructor never told us that it was dangerous until I saw Vin strolling out of the sea covered in blood. 


The tour guide poked at him with a knife to extract whatever was inside his leg, and it didn't even stop him and some of the group going hiking later on. Safe to say I stayed on the beach. 


We've been going for meals every evening, and somehow we've got the hang of splitting the bill between 13 people - it can be done! 


Simple things






Meals and excursions aside, my firm favourite Thailand activity (or lack of) so far, is sitting on the beach, watching the sea merge with the skyline almost seamlessly. 


Have you ever felt pure elation? Have you ever found yourself in a state of relaxation with love pouring from your ears and eyes? 


I'm certainly on my way.


Eleni x


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