The Calm Before The Storm

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Lori's Pirate Father

Unfortunately the train could not bring us all the way to the island so we had to get off, get a bus and then finally hop on the ferry to the island where we would then get a tuk tuk to the resort. Sounds like fun eh? Still though, it definitely beats being in work I must say.

Things went well even if the ferry seemed to last forever. It was damn hot too. I know I know. Its rich to hear an Irish man who complains about the rain all year, yet when he finally goes away and gets the sun, he says its too hot and wouldn't it be nice to have a little rain to cool things down a lil.

We were staying in the B52 resort, its right on the beach and has an infinity pool complete with swim up bar. On second thoughts, cancel the rain. I think I am going to like this place.

The Chamberlains
We had organised a spare bed to be put into each of our huts as there was so many of us but this didnt happen. This was not a problem. I was sharing with my two brothers (Jeff & Bryan) anyway so we just rotated between the two beds and one on the floor each night.

It was not long before both the pool and the swim up bar were being taken full advantage of. We took advantage of happy hour too. Shame was, the buckets were half price but they only had 4 buckets in the bar anyway....this caused a lot of upsets let me tell you.

It is true that I spent most of today hiding out in the shade. It was not due to being badly sun burnt as all the others kept suggesting. Although I did get quite a colour. Red is a colour isn't it!

After a few more hours of doing not a whole lot, we eventually managed to beautify ourselves for a night out.

Raz (Barry As I Kept Calling Him) & Bert
Some of us naturally took longer than others at this and then again, some probably just should not have bothered. Surprisingily Bennie's hair didnt take that long at all to get ready. With the troops assembled, we set off in search of the main town in Had Rin.

Only problem is, we didnt know where that was but Ying was certain it was only around the corner. This explains why I thought it would be a good reason to carry Hannah on my back. It was not around the corner. Had we decided to keep walking, myself and Hannah would probably still be on the way there now.

We got a tuk tuk. Eventually we found our way to a place that Lori had suggested for dinner. Think it was the Same Same bar. The food here was delicious. I should know. Lets just say, I should really learn from the past.

Ying Meets Bert
The next time I eat dinner with a load of girls, I am only buying a salad. I ended up being "forced" to help Ruby, Mel and I think Jeff (not a girl, but a manly Russian assassin who probably drank too much vodka) to finish their dinners.

From here the night really took off. We got our first sight of the Full Moon beach and emotions ran high with anticipation for tomorrow nights once in a life time adventure.

The beach was alive. There were flame throwers, people tripping over a flaming skipping rope, poi swinging people and many, many drunken revellers ready to party the night under the stars until the sun comes up again.

Oh what a night! I feel sorry for tomorrow night. How could a night top this one. It had everything. It has fun, excitement, plenty of tension, mountains of mushrooms, more excitement, crazy people,  an interesting tuk tuk home and a swimming Hannah in the pool talking to the moon.

Ping. Ping. Ping.

hannah-lou says:
PingPingPingPingPingPingPingPingPingPingPingPing!
Posted on: Oct 05, 2009
derekbilldaly says:
Im just struggling how to blog the next night, how can we describe the moment you went to the toilet and came out and I apparently had found my "family". I still have to mention my fav girl swimming in the pool talking to the moon though!! haha
Posted on: Oct 02, 2009
hannah-lou says:
It did - it was my fave actually.. probs coz i have a lil bit more memory of it!
Posted on: Oct 01, 2009
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Loris Pirate Father
Lori's Pirate Father
The Chamberlains
The Chamberlains
Raz (Barry As I Kept Calling Him) …
Raz (Barry As I Kept Calling Him)…
Ying Meets Bert
Ying Meets Bert
Token Aussie Chick
Token Aussie Chick
Too Cool
Too Cool
I Think She Loves Me...Its Not Li…
I Think She Loves Me...It's Not L…
I Think She Loves Me...Its Not Li…
I Think She Loves Me...It's Not L…
The Legendary Moon We Have All Com…
The Legendary Moon We Have All Co…
What A Ride!!
What A Ride!!
Hannah After Being Carried On My B…
Hannah After Being Carried On My …
Bert Meeting New People As Always
Bert Meeting New People As Always
In Search Of....
In Search Of....
The Chamberlains....By The Way Jim…
The Chamberlains....By The Way Ji…
Well The Sign Says Yes...
Well The Sign Says Yes...
Bert & Co.
Bert & Co.
This Is Two Seconds Before They Bo…
This Is Two Seconds Before They B…
Hannah Wanted To Have A Go
Hannah Wanted To Have A Go
I Tried It, Wasnt So Hard...I Forg…
I Tried It, Wasnt So Hard...I For…
The Lady On The Right Loved Bert L…
The Lady On The Right Loved Bert …
Me Proposing To Ashley...
Me Proposing To Ashley...
You Can Tell The Proposal Didnt G…
You Can Tell The Proposal Didn't …
If You Can Read The Sand Around Be…
If You Can Read The Sand Around B…
The TB Gang!
The TB Gang!
Me & Jimmy After Our Infamous Fight
Me & Jimmy After Our Infamous Fight
Hassan Meets Bert For The First Ti…
Hassan Meets Bert For The First T…
Three Brothers
Three Brothers
Jeffs Idea Of Heaven: A Beautiful…
Jeff's Idea Of Heaven: A Beautifu…
Hannahs Idea Of Heaven Or Mine...…
Hannah's Idea Of Heaven Or Mine..…
Sharing Is Caring
Sharing Is Caring
Before Anyone Says, It Was More Th…
Before Anyone Says, It Was More T…
Haad Rin
Haad Rin
Surprise!!!
Surprise!!!
Hmmmmm
Hmmmmm
Benito Rocking Out
Benito Rocking Out
Seriously, She Is A Nice Girl, Hon…
Seriously, She Is A Nice Girl, Ho…
The Sneaky Russian Strikes Again
The Sneaky Russian Strikes Again
I Dont Like Mushrooms
I Don't Like Mushrooms
Did I Mention That I Know Popeye??
Did I Mention That I Know Popeye??
Hanging Out By Our Pool After The …
Hanging Out By Our Pool After The…
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