March 21st. Full Moon Party!
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I woke up around 10:00am to the sound of waves and people laying out talking by the pool. It felt great to wake up and look outside and see such a beautiful view right outside my door!!
Started out my day with some relaxation by the pool... and then a little more relaxation on the beach. Mac, Matt and his brother and friends and I all hung out on the beach, throwing the frisbee and catching some sun for most of the day. Mac's brother eric (who has been teaching in Thailand for about 6 months) had a bungalow rented from Nin, a friend of his who runs Ocean Front Bungalows at Had Yaun, which was just around the next cove. We all went over there around 6pm because Nin invited us to a bar-b-que he was having where he served Chicken and Fries.
We enjoyed the good food and good company, and listened to some music, relaxing before returning to Had Rin for the huge party. "The calm before the storm" we all said! Haha.
After a few hours, and a little nap laying on a cusion on the deck of the restaurant, we all packed back into the longtail boat and started back to Had Rin. Coming around the corner from the peaceful, quiet beach at Had Yaun, and then witnessing the Full Moon Party already fully alive (it was around 11pm at this time). We all looked in awe as we approached the half mile stretch of beach covered with thousands upon thousands of people covered in glow in the dark paint, buckets of alcohol being sloshed around as people danced to many different types of music. It was insane!! We all went back to our rooms quickly to drop off anything we didn't want lost or broken, and then off to the party!
What happened for the next 10 hours can only be described if you witness it.
After I left there I headed back to my place and decided to take one last stroll down the beach. Before I did I found my buddy Matt passed out in the hammock on the porch of my bungalow, full dressed wearing his sunglasses... half of his body hanging out of the hammock! haha. On the beach there were a bunch of people passed out in the sand.. some face down. Can't imagine the hangover they suffered! The music had stopped by this time (around 9:30am) but there were still hundreds of people not ready to stop. It was like a war zone! haha =)
I continued back to my bungalow where I showered and hit the mattress! It was around 10:30-11:00 am by that time, I had officially been up over 24 hours!
It only took minutes for me to fall asleep!
(Pictures will be posted soon.)