torsdag 31 december 2009

Full moon

Snackisen just nu är förstås nyårsfesten på grannön Ko Pha Ngan. 30 000 - 40 000 besökare väntas. Men jag hoppar den cirkusen. Been there already...

Glömmer aldrig hemfärden senast med en totalt "nerspydd" båt. Skräckresa :-)

Fakta om full moon party

The Full Moon Party is an all-night beach party that takes place in Haad Rin on the island of Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand on the night of every full moon.

The first Full Moon Party was improvised at a wooden disco not far from the beach in 1985 for giving thanks to about 20-30 travelers. The Full Moon Party gained fame quickly through word of mouth, and the event now draws a crowd about 20,000-30,000 every full moon evening. The party carries on until the sun rises the next day. All the bars on the sunrise beach of Haad Rin town stay open and play music such as R&B, drum and bass, house, dance and reggae.

The modern event has become a part of the itinerary of many travelers to Asia. It is characterized by unruly and potentially dangerous attractions such as fire skipping ropes, wildly variable alcohol strength 'buckets', and a drug culture. It is indeed seen by many as the "ultimate party experience" (Lonely Planet), although drug laws are still strict, and police enforcement is stepped up during the parties (Lonely Planet).


Förklaringen till att Jonas varit svår att nå är att han bor precis mitt i epicentrum Ko Pha Ngan och har pga musiken som spelas till kl. 07 inte hört telefonen :-) Så han firar där medan jag blir kvar på Samui.

Gott nytt år!

/Anders Thorsell

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