15.02.2007 30 °C
After catching a flight out of Hanoi back to Bangkok we continued to go down to Ko Phangan to be there in time for New Years. After a long trip we finally made it. We headed for the Green View Bungalows at Hat Yai, on the west side of the island. Seb had stayed there before. It was lovely and had a dog called Boobie (who incadently doesnt like being picked up, she bit some guys ear off when we were there) it was away from the throng of Hat Rin and all the tourists. The beach was just down the hill. After a nice swim and a very very tasty chicken sandwich we were all feeling alot better.
As its alittle way out we hired mopeds and then explored abit. The drive to Hat Rin is hairy....lots of steep climbs and hair pin turns...you dont want to be sharing your bike with a fatty as you wont make it up the hill!!!
The night of New years our place we were staying did a lovely buffet meal for all the guests, we also exchanged gifts...we wernt really sure about this so didnt buy one as we had already done presernts for each other but when we got there that night there was a wicked vibe so we pegged it back to the bungalow to see what we could wrap up. John and I gave our hammocks we had bought in Vietnam and Seb gave his poy. All the pressies went down well. In return we got a sarong, beach mat and a nerf ball.
After a hearty meal we all piled into the back of a pickup truck and headed to Hat Rin. The beach was rammed...
.....this is where my memory fails me......I had a wicked night the bits i can remember and we made it home at about 10am !!! brilliant...!! :o)
The next day was recovery..very very tired....we did more moped riding around the island and sightseeing (altho not much water in the waterfalls) we did see a nice lookout and some elephants.
The next day we nearly missed our ferry back to the mainland which would have meant we would have missed our train back to bangkok, all because of the silly moped woman pretneding she had forgotten she was supposed to be picking up the mopeds from the port...so seb and john had to go like lightening to take them back and then get back in time.
LUckily we made it :o) phewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! very jammy...(as usual!!!) punctuality hasnt been one of our strong points.