Tag: Nightlife

Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

Chaweng Beach, after the main port Nathon, is by far the largest and most populated area in Koh Samui. For some reason my brother and I have gravitated toward quite touristy areas on this trip. I guess when you’re travelling with a male close in age it changes the dynamic a little bit, especially as…




Full Moon Party?

It’s been several days since the full moon party. I was feeling a tad peaky this past while, not to mention incredibly lazy: a relatively recent development in my hangovers. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: those party buckets are poison, nothing short of it. Now I’m in the mood to muse,…




The Calm Before the Storm

Today we awoke early. This is part of the master plan. Going to full moon parties is like going into battle. One must prepare accordingly. After all, we’re not twenty two any more. We eschewed alcohol last night, partook of a hearty feast consisting of an all you can eat seafood barbeque (160 baht), and…




Patong – Odd Behaviour in a Toilet

Patong beach is the most touristy beach on the most touristy island in Thailand. It’s hot, dirty, smelly, overcrowded, and overpriced. On the plus side it’s got Bangla street, which is great if you want to party. The ladyboys there take it to a whole new level, and will leave any red blooded male questioning…




Bugs ‘n Things

Of all the foods to be found in South-east Asia, I imagine bugs and insects are probably the least palatable to western tastes. I’ve tried a few in my time for the novelty of the experience. In Thailand, canny entrepreneurs often set up shop in touristy areas, hoping to lure young, possibly drunk holiday-makers into…