Last Day in Thailand

28 May 2010 This morning walking along the streets of Haadrin (Koh Phangan) it was impossible not to notice the increase in people for the Full Moon Party; the party would appear to act like a magnet, attracting tourists from throughout Southeast Asia for this one big night [tomorrow night]. On one hand it seems […]

Balloon Game

23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th May 2010 The Balloon Game is the best beach bar game in Thailand. I needn’t say more but I’ll go on. To date we have played it once on Phi Phi and now four times here in Phangan, we’re still chasing the win but it’s very elusive. The Balloon Game is […]

Koh Phangan Pharmacy

26 May 2010 Having recently come down with a cold I found myself in the local pharmacy. Now I’m not sure if it is more my ignorance derived from not spending much time in New Zealand pharmacies or if it is as I suspect and Thai pharmacies tend to have a larger range of breast […]

Thai Massage

25 May 2010 $250 THB for a one hour traditional Thai massage Highlights for me were the masseuse walking up and down the backs of my thighs (quads?) and massaging my head. Lows would be the heavy handed massaging done on my left shoulder [sore for a few days] and when she pulled my fingers […]


24 – 28 May 2010 Brief Update: 24 May 2010 – New accommodation, catch up on sleep, some beaching (Finished book), obsessive handstand practice, pool party 25 May 2010 – More of the same but with fish n chips, 3 scoops of homemade Italian gelato ice cream, a beach party, and a Thai massage 26 […]

Koh Samui to Koh Phangan

23 May 2010 It was a very rough start as I had been up till five the previous morning on the internet. However with a couple of hours of sleep under my belt James and I headed out to figure out how to get to Koh Phangan. I’ll take this opportunity to note that James […]

Pictures from Koh Samui

21 – 22 May 2010 Wild (or not?) pineapple I discovered on the walk up to the waterfall (snake encounter). Lizard (I felt like such a wild life photographer) I encountered on this same waterfall, also before I encountered the snake. Thailand’s child seat. It is interesting to note that current car seats for kids […]

Off-Road Scooter’n

22 May 2010 James and I re- hired our scooters from the previous day. Koh Samui is of a decent size and will take you a couple of hours easily to drive around. James and I took off on our scooters with the intention of checking out a paintball activity shown on my tourist map. […]

Thai Kick Boxing

21 May 2010 James and I found ourselves in a predicament, we’d had walked for ages, given up, then taken a $60 THB Tuk Tuk all in the aim of getting to this Half Moon Party we had seen advertised; and now they wanted a $100 THB cover charge. It was close to midnight, and […]

Snake Encounter

21 May 2010 Following my stop off at the baby elephant location… Half way around the island I saw another sign pointing to another waterfall (I hadn’t stopped previously) and decided I ought to take a look. Trekking through the jungle I found my mind wondering to snakes, how many different kinds of snakes do […]