19.09.2016 27 °C
Time for another blog from rainy Bangkok! It rains here every god damn day. I can put my alarm on it that from 4 or 5 ish it gonna start raining till like 8 or 9 ish. One good thing is that luckily it is not cold.
Oke back to the beginning of the week. On monday we had our first massage class what I told you all about. On tuesday the South African guys arranged a dj gig at a small bar close to our complex. So with almost the whole grand tour group we went to support and party with the local thai people. Again a night with lots of laugther, dancing, drinking and having fun! Luckily for the spa and health group, our class next day was at 13:00 and it was the healthy cooking which was soooo much fun and so interesting to do. We made two soups. The spicy prawn soup and a coconut soup with mushrooms. Very delicioso! Again, it is so nice, that we do not only follow lectures and making assignment, but actually doing really fun stuff. I can not wait till we get our yoga and meditation classes.
On thursday our trip began to the famous full moon party. The full moon party is one of the most popular beach parties around in the world. Almost everyone that travelled to Thailand, attended this party. Therefore, I already thought, this could also be the most overrated party ever. And I was right....... Nevertheless, the travel was some what long, 18 hours to be exact. Like real poor student, for 800 Baht(€20,50), we had to travel with bus from BKK to some place, to get on a boat for like 5 hours, to arrive at the Island Koh Phangan. Although the bus was pretty comfortable, it smelled like we were on a driving toilet. Nasty..... The boat was also pretty comfortable, but this aircondition... I saw polar bears walking around, that is how cold it was. Thank god I had my big Bonaire(shout out to the most precious piece of paradise on earth) sweater with my yoga pants and socks. I swear, this was not normal. Merle was walking around with a blue nose because of the cold. Finally we arrived and took a pick up taxi to the hostel at Haad Rin. This is also the location of the full moon party. The taxi drive was rather interesting because I had the feeling I was sitting in a rollercoaster. The hostel was .... average. Never doing this again, but hey that is what I was expecting. Quickly went for a shower and up to do some shopping in the cute shops and off to the beach. FINALLY I AM GOING TO A BEACH ON AN ISLAND. For the people that know me very well, know how happy this makes me.
The atmosphere on the island was rather better than the whole full moon party itself. Everyone was excited and getting ready to be already drunk. After having another shower and diner, we went to the other hostel from the other Grand Tour student. Here we got ready with our body paint and buckets of juise(sure...). After this we finally went to the party. Thank god everything was walking distance. The party itself, it is nothing more than a festival in Holland where they use drugs and alcohol. Only now it was on a beach and people had body paint on. Of course it is nice to say now that I actually went to a Full Moon party at Koh Phangan. Around 3 or 4 o'clock, we thought it was oke and decided to go back to the hostel. We were with a big group of 32, but lost every one at minute 1 when we arrived at the party. There were still some people awake, some people still had to go home and some people were lost.
The day after the party, we went for breakfast and decided to go to a beach on the other side of the Island, called Haad Yao. It was so lovely to jump into the ocean after a night of partying. I also took a lovely massage of an hour.
I do have to say, I love being on an Island. But these Islands got nothing in comparison to the Caribbean! The atmosphere is way better, it is way cleaner and you can properly communicate with the locals.
We decided to go back to the hostel, went to the beach immediately for a cocktail. There was such a nice relaxing vibe on the beach. Most of the trash and drunk people were vanished. After a while, we went back to the hostel for a shower, meet up with the other people and go get food at the beach again. Everyone was present and the backpack people that decide to stay more one night at Koh Phangan, also went to the beach. So there was a better beach party going on, on Saturday, instead the Full moon party it self.
On sunday it was time to leave, this I went with a small group of girls to go back with the air plane. This would only take 8 hours instead of 18 hours. The rest of the group would arrive on monday morning very early. We had our first class again at 9:30. Luckily for us, we started with the massage classes.
For this week on the planning we have two fieldtrip. One to the Or Tor Market. This is ranked as number 4 best markets in the world for food. On friday we have a fieldtrip to the World Spa Convention. Again, very nice things to experience.
This is it so far! Hope you enjoy reading my blogs and till next time!
Greetings from rainy Bangkok!