Dec 28, 2004
well im sitting here waiting for my ferry to the mainland and then onwards to bangkok and then laos ( i think). the full moon party was pretty much everything i expected. pretty much civilization at its worst and yet set in the most beautiful setting. im honestly surprised that gods hand has not smited that island yet with all the goings on. to inform those who are not familiar with the concept..........every full moon a particular beach has what ammounts to a giant rave and dance party in the sand. on average about 7,000 white kids show up to dance and drink and fornicate once again in the sand. its now 11am and i haven't slept yet, the crowds were massive and the music horrible. i went to the beach with about 20 friends and lost them all within an hour. i pretty much became the property of a trio of irish girls and i guess there are worse ways to spend a night. during full moon they run high speed boats packed to the gills with people from the surrounding islands. these ferries run all night and i guess one of them was overcrowded and sank at about 5am killing 30 something people. the irish girls were on the way back to ko samui at about that time so im a little worried about them. on another note i found out why there were so many roosters in my village. it seems cock fighting is the national past time. i won 500baht on a match. not the most humane of sports but it was an experience. the trip to cambodia with the cute brit was canceled due to actually getting to know the girl and realizing she would drive me crazy.....so im pretty sure laos is in the cards. jesus am i tired. i havent had a really good nights rest since bangkok and all i want to do is sleep. 15 hours on a bus should do be good in some weird way. ok well ive rambled and scrabmled.....time for me to go. talk to you soon people.