14.02.2012 - 19.02.2012
I got to Koh Lanta and stayed in a dorm on the beach.
I met a newly engaged german couple called jens and sandra, who were really nice, and a girl in my dorm called Sophie. this was the new group for the next couple of weeks.
I did a few dives in koh lanta (which was the reason I went there) and each evening had a few beers with the others on the beach. we went to a couple of parties, and generally just chilled and had a good time. Sandra was on antibiotics because she burnt her leg on a motorbike exhaust in India, and it got infected, so she couldn't drink for the first week.
I decided that I had fallen in love with Tonsai, and that I should take the others there so they could experience it.
When we arrived in Tonsai, it turned out that it was the first day of the annual keep Krabi clean festival, which was lucky! we had no idea it was happening. The festival was really good, with local reggae bands playing each night, activities during the day, and a fire show competition. It also got the entire Tonsai community out partying together. All of the shops, bars, and food places closed at 5pm and moved down to the beach, where they each had a stall flanking the main stage.
on the friday night, Sandra finished her course of antibiotics so we all celebrated in true backpacker fashion. A few bottles of cheap, local rum, a few buckets, and a few cans of coke.
On saturday, it was our last night together as the Germans went to Koh Chang, Sophie went to meet a friend in Krabi, and I needed to go back to bangkok to do some last minute shopping before my flight. obviously, we needed to have a drink together! I was in the off license buying my round, and guess who walked in... Justin!
another cause to celebrate, the night got truly messy.
I ended up falling on my face and getting a graze on my forehead.