Day 9 .... exploring paradise
Koh Phangan Travel Blog› entry 10 of 69 › view all entries
December 1st, 2007 – by: pauric_doherty
Conveniently enough Loy Fa also hired out scooters for 200 BAHT (about EUR 4) a day so we all hired a scooter each, well Lief and Kerry had ones from the day before! It was both Carolines and my first time on a scooter so we got a brief introduction to a scooter (thankfully it was an automatic) and we had a few practice take offs and stops before we left Loy Fa!
We headed off from Loy Fa and got petrol first.
So off we headed northwards on a mission to find a nice beech to do a bit of sunbathing! We pulled in at a beach called Haad Yao .. and it was gorgeous. The beach front was lined with bars, restaurants, massage tables and it even had a diving centre. The beach was very clean and the water got reasonably deep within about 10 meters so it was ideal for both sunbathing and lying out!
So we spent about 2 hours here sunbathing and swimming before we all got hungry. We decided to head off again on the scooters to find another beach and to find something to eat.
When we arrived in Haad Rin .. it was a small village that had been turned into a mini Koh San Road from Bangkok. It had shops, pubs, tour companies, tattoo parlours and everything else for a backpacker! We grabbed something to eat in a local restaurant before going looking for the famous FMP beach. We found Haad Rin East beach which was supposed to be the home of the full moon party and to me it was quite un-impressive.
We decided that we swould head on somewhere else and get closer to home! We stopped just outside Haad Rin for Lief to get more fuel and as we were all parked up there waiting, a fella scootering past us yelled out Meghan's name ..... it was one of Lief's friends from home! Its a typical holiday story ... there you are on the other side of the world, scootering around an island and you bump into a friend from home!
Jay (Lief's friend) couldn't belive it either so we decided to head back to his place so Meghan and Lief could say hello to his girlfriend! So we headed back northwards and stopped at Baan Tai where we saw Jay's bungalow .
After about 10 minutes here we decided to head on back towards home. We had planned on having a few drinks that evening on one of the balconies so we all headed back to get showered and sorted out. We scootered down to the shop where we bought beer ... vodka and Lief bought a bottle of what we thing was Sang sun Thai whiskey. We all sat on Lief and Meghans balcony (as this was the biggest) and had a few beers! After the beers we all felt hungry so we went back up to the restaurant to get dinner. This was where i tried my first Thai dish ..... Thai Green Squid Curry ... which was supposed to be mild ... but by my irish palatte ... this was hot and spicy!
So after having the mouth burned of myself by the Thai green curry .
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