Battle to London

29 May 2010 – 31 May 2010 “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey” – Kenji Miyazawa What follows is a chronological timeline of the small battles and the large battles that James and I faced in our war with distance and time in order to reach London. Koh Phangan to […]

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 […]