The infamous FMP was last night here at Hadd Rin beach. The moon was spectacular and bright, it lit up the water and looked very eerie and mysterious. No wonder it makes people act like animals. Unfortunately, after 10 days of waiting for this party, I got food poisoning from some bad Pad Thai and was too sick to party. I knew that my time was coming on this trip to get something, but I did not expect it to be on the same night as the party! I spent most of the night vomiting my brains out, but did make it down to the beach for 2 hours to check things out. I was a little disappointed actually….it was just like any of the other nightly beach parties but 10x the people. In fact, you couldnt move, dance, walk, or breathe. Every 2 minutes I had some drunk Swede spilling a bucket of something on me. I know this isnt a popular opinion, but I enjoyed the half moon party much more.
I leave tomorrow by boat for Ko Tao. I am really looking forward to the quiet and recovering from being sick. I’ll get my PADI openwater certification there, its cheap..and basically enjoy the nice weather now that the rain has finally gone. The worst thing is saying goodbye to all my new friends that I have made in 10 days here. Backpacking friendships are fast and bittersweet, but thats just the way it is.