Worst Party in Asia? Koh Phangan, Thailand

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Soi Dog wrote:You had the wrong Koh Rong. Koh Wrong.
The dude that sells coconuts in our street is a pretty powerful lad. This makes him the strong dōng bong. I noticed yesterday a taller coconut seller encroached on his patch, also a fit guy. This was the long wrong strong dōng bong. He was singing, while pulling on a glass pipe, so...
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i went back in 1989 an it was nice, ( koh Phang Nga) think it was the 2nd year it was held
have not been back since as i am over that drunken shit

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I was there when it was so quiet you had to take your own drink and drugs over from Koh samui; no shops, no electricity, just bungalows on the beach and fresh fish, rice and fruit - early 80s.
Even Koh Samui wasn't so bad - our idea of a big night was getting stoned while watching taped movies in a beach restaurant. (A normal night was the same, but without the movies.)

Doesn't sound like the parties have improved things for Koh Phangan - just attracts all the brainless riff-raff who can't make their own fun - I'm sure that there are other much better parties elsewhere (just don't tell everybody.)
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I had colleagues who were stationed in the Pacific for WWII. They used to soak hermit crabs in alcohol for a minute to bring out their inner berserker, and then gamble on the outcome of letting them 'wrestle' (okay, tear each other apart). As you say, real people make their own fun.
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u have colleagues ( isn't that people you work with?) in their upper 80's-90's?? wow
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:D You're right, of course! Different war, they were all retired by about five years ago.
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King Keil wrote:Think it´s the alcohol and the sheer size of the Party that contributes most to the shit that is going on. From what i heard there were lot more drugs in the past and it had a pretty good vibe when it started. Like the raves in europe in the nineties.
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The tourist trail in Thailand sounds horrible to me. Bangkok is cool if you want some big city living.
Roadjunky Shit List wrote:12. Beer in Asia

Travelers in places like India and Thailand often take a beer to remind themselves of a taste of home, the alcohol keeping the culture shock at bay. Trouble is, Asian beers like Kingfisher and Chang are full of nasty chemicals and glycerin that leave you with almighty hangovers and make your kidneys work overtime.

Stick with the smoke.

9. The Backpacker Industry in South East Asia

In Thailand and even Laos, the backpacker scene is mapped out and run with heartless efficiency from hotel room to hill trek to scuba dive to bus ride with other gaijins to smiling hotel tout who puts you through the same circle. Yes, you can avoid it but 98% don’t and what kind of wild adventure is that?

5.Drunk English Abroad

Across the beaches of Spain and Greece, drunk English holiday makers leave a truly terrifying trail of devastation behind them. Ecstatic about the cheap beer and all-night bars, they beat each other up in the streets, have sex in the alleys and throw up everywhere – often all at the same time.
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1980 Koh Samui, yes a big night was going to the restaurant at First Bungalow, get stoned and watch a movie, or build a fire on the beach, listen to someone play bad guitar (Actually there was a jap there that was world class.) Loved the Munchies café. The Sign: "Munchies Café we have magic mushroom every day." Paradise lost.
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