While sitting in teh Hotel Lobby in Patong and waiting for our Taxi to Kao Lak I figured I have some time to keep you guys update.
Arrived in Phuket teh 29th of december after a direct 10hour flight from Munich. After my arrival I met up with my travelmate Alex in order to move to Koh Samui for New Years Eve. Unfortunately all flights were completely booked so we had to take a taxi + ferry for appr. 350km. Was not a big issue moneywise bc taxis are sick cheap here (paid like 150Euros for that distance) but obv it takes some time.
Arrived in the afternoon at our nice 4star resort in Koh Samui were my roomie Mr. Aussie was already waiting for us. Hotel was quite nice but rather expensive though (170 a night) and internet was shit unfortunately but since I wasn't going to play anyways the first days it didn't matter to much. We then went out 2 nights in Koh Samui which was quite cool, pretty nice Beach Club/Bar and thereafter a massive
club in teh center of Chaweng (which is sort of the touritown in Samui). On NYE we headed to Koh Phangan for the countdown party, This was really massive. Koh Phangan is like a small island designed to make party. I would estimate that between 10k and 20k people were dancing through the streets and on the massive beach which was def. a sick experience and I only can recommend to anybody who is coming here to
attend a fullmoon party there. However my night ended rather quick when my good aussie mate decide to give me a vinegar shower so that I took a boat back at around 4am. Probably bc of this incident my phone wasn't really working the next couple of days but now it seems to be fine again. We than chilled most of the 1st day in 2012 and went for some nice Brazilian Restaurant in the evening. Food in general is
awesome here, I love the Thai Food and will def. miss it once I leave.
On the 2nd we took the ferry + taxi back to Patong/Phuket where our next hotel was waiting for us. It's a pretty nice Boutique Hotel where each room is designed a little different, but again not so cheap haha. Internet here is alot better though so that I was able to play some hands the last couple of days. Games seem pretty decent and alot of regs probably at the Bahamas atm which is a good thing. We went out twice here but I have to admit that Patong is a little bit too much for me. You cannot walk 2m without having a guy trying to sell you a taxi, ping pong show, a hooker, a beer, whatever. After a while this gets really stressful. Nevertheless I cannot say we haven't had fun here... Went for elephant riding the other day which was cool, were attending a sick magic show and went to Phi Phi Islands for 2days and one night which was massive. It's a beautiful island without cars, alot of nice beachbars and insane beaches. In retrospect I think it
wouldve been better if we would've stayed longer there but anyways. The main party road here in Patong is called Bangle road and for people who know Paceville in Malta it is like 10 times this. Really insane.
As being said now waiting in the hotel lobby for another guy to come and pick us with a taxi. Kao Lak is our next stop on our tour and should be alot moar relaxed. Our goal now is to take it a little bit slower bc I'm already sick of all the alcohol so it's detox time and time to get a tan and my ass back in the gym and on teh grind. Booked like 2 Villas in a 4star resort at the beach and will hopefully spending most of my time at the beach the next 4 days. Weather is finally better compared to the start where it was raining alot and not
much sunshine but I assume this is the price you have to pay in a subtropical climate. However it is always 30°C so it's still nice even while raining.
After Kao Lak we going to Krabi for another couple of days until Alex is going back to Malta. I'm flying from Krabi back to Koh Samui where it all started to stay there for a week with a couple of other german poker players in their house until I fly back to Phuket and from than to Brazil. So still alot of stuff to do and I'm pretty excited about it.