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Koh Phangan, island of dreams and effalumps

There is more to the island than the Full Moon...

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Greetings ALL from Koh Phangan, or Panang, beautiful island south of Koh Tao, where we arrived a few days ago. Whts the day today? after a leisurely debate on the beach we decided it might be Thursday :) Most come to the iland for the legendary full moon parties where farang, foreigners come to drink copious amounts of whicky in buckets, do drugs and party all night. BUt nowadays its not just the Full moon, but Half moon, and the 30th is the black moon party! Anyways, were staying in the north of the island which is peaceful and stunningly beautiful. Our beach, Haad yao, jhas perfect white powder sand and clear blue waters. But very shallow in the morning, so were scooting to other beaches, and yesterday we went inland to the jungle where they have wild crocs, cobras, vipers, and other jungle animals, in search of elephants! We found them and went on an hrs ride on a HUGE female called Chao Po. At first we sat on a basket on her back bu8t then the man dismounted and let us take turns sitting on her head and nudging her ears and saying 'MA MA!" 'go, go!" and it was absolutely amazing :) g0t some gr8n photos wll post when home.
Hope everyones well and much love from us both

Posted by AnnaL 22:01 Archived in Thailand Tagged backpacking

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