The trip to Koh Phangan

We started in Bangkok

We made sure that we bought the tickets a day in advance, but that was still cutting it close. The travel agent had to call to make sure that there where tickets available.

It would probably be better to get the tickets a few days in advance, essentially if it it Full Moon Party season. We chose to take the Lomprayah bus and speed boat. It is the most expensive choice, but also the most comfortable.

Since it was high season, in other words, the days before the Full Moon Party, we had to pay extra. About 1550 Baht per person. It could have been a lot cheaper if we had taken the government train and the normal ferry. But that would also have taken a lot longer. Thipsx_20151215_142709-800x600.jpgnk around 22 hours with transfers and such, instead of the 11 hour bus trip we had.

We took the night bus, which was delayed by 1½ hours, with minimal information from Lompraya, just saying “The Bus will be here soon, maybe 30 min.” I knew it could take some time and perhaps they didn’t know themselves. But, I knew we could get some food and drink and just find a good spot to wait.

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Full Moon Party in Koh Phangang

Burning sign Full Moon Party Haadrin Koh Phangan Thailand

The Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan

A full moon party on Koh Phangan can not be described.
Or actually I would say that it is about 30,000 to 50,000 people in the age of twenty to thirty getting drunk like it was the first time they drank alcohol like it was the first time when they were fourteen again. In other words, a whole lot of partying, dancing and drinking!

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The first post on my first trip to Thailand

Hi everyone!

My writing here have unfortunately not been as high as Peters. I’ve been in need of a break from everyday life, but now I´m more relaxed and have the energy to write.

So here we are, finally out on our adventure. This trip have been my motivation and sparkle through tough times so it feels nice to that we finally reached our goal. While writing this I´m lying in the hammock outside our cozy bungalow at Koh Phangang.  It’s so different from Bangkok here.  Despite all the conversations about the trip between me and Peter, and although he have been trying to describe Thailand, my first meeting with the land was a big chock – Thereof the list: Things that surprised me.

Part 1 – The contrasts

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The first week in Bangkok

Just sayin’… Now I need a vacation!

I had actually made a list of thing that we could do while we in Bangkok, but that didn’t happen.

Things go much slower in Thailand, like Spain has its’ “a mañana”. Ten minutes does not mean ten minutes. It means more like probably less than half a hour.

Normal bangkok traffic, not even close to a traffic jam.

 

In Bangkok this isn’t even a traffic jam. Just an average day.

 

 

 

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