New Years 2012 – 2013
Sleeping in, we enjoyed a ‘brunch’ feed of hot dog sausage, eggs, toast and fruit courtesy of our hotel then got ready for tonight’s festivities.
Catching the hotel shuttle bus into Patong Beach, we left around 5Pm intending on grabbing a feed once we arrive. Matt rocked the bare feet and no shirt as he needed to buy flip flops and a singlet anyways. Crystal and I decided to buy some fluro singlets to fit in with the Thailand new years.
Once everyone had bought what they needed, we headed for a small alleyway filled with Thai cuisine and enjoyed a satisfying feed of curry and rice.
After we went down ‘Alcohol Alley’ and bought a round of alcoholic buckets each to get us started – by the end of the night we had each had at least 3 buckets and shots of tequila.
The boys enjoyed hammering nails into blocks of wood – the Thai women were amazing at this!! Needless to say that anyone who bets money and plays against them will loose.
At midnight we headed for the beach along with hundreds of other travellers and watched the fireworks and lanterns float over the sea. It was hectic.
Bangalore Road was SO busy with drunken backpackers, Thai men trying to sell tickets to shows, women that had slight bulges in their knicker region to indicate that they in fact were not women and people walking around with unusual looking animals on their shoulders, quite the experience!
We then had a few more drinks and experienced a few of the things Thailand is famous for before catching a Tuk Tuk back to the hotel.