Hello to everyone. My daughter is in the middle of alot of travelling around europe and is planning on seeing parts of asia. I've advised her to go to the beautiful 'phi phi' islands and koh phangan. She's sensible, but still likes to party.... are those full moon parties safe enough? Do you get arseholes there intent on spoilling it for others? Just a caring dad who wants to look out for his daughter so any advise will be greatful.
The answer to both of your questions is yes.
The arseholes spoiling it for others are for the most part the same obnoxious drunks they'll encounter in city centre bars back at home plus a few pickpockets in the really big moon-related parties on KPN.
The level of safety depends on how your daughters react when offered large, deceptive quantities of alcohol at relatively cheap prices.
#2 enigmatic has been a member since 14/4/2011. Posts: 84
I would advise my daughter not to be going to events like this alone. If she has a group of friends, real friends not some guys she met last week on Khao San Road, fine. They can look out for each other. But if she's alone... there's no one to watch your back.
Just want to say thanks to those who replyed to my question. I've had advise off you before madmac... you seem pretty clued up on lifestyles and cultures in and around asia. I myself am going travelling soon, my plans changes on a daily basis because of this website. I read about a place through peoples travels and straight away im hooked. Then i read about somewhere else and it's all changed again. At the moment im thinking about a few days in singapore purely because l've seen pictures of a sky bar called 'one altitude'.. the highest open air bar in the world. Im scared of heights, yet being up there with those views just makes me happy.
I like Thailand because of it's live and let live attitude towards us in particular. for me it's less about where in Thailand you are though. I can chill just about anywhere and be pretty content (although Pattaya wears on me quickly - it's like the whole place is on steroids).
Madmac.. are you as mad as your name suggest? Im very fond of patong in phuket, but in low season when all the lunatics are'nt there. I fell in love with thailand about 4 years ago when i first visited... so many smiling faces from people who seem to have nothing. My first stay was in a hotel called 'the merlin beach resort'in the tri trang area, what an hotel!! Have you heard of it 'madmac'? Every evening id watch the sunset before heading off for a good few beers... oh how i long to be back there madmac.
Am I as mad as the name would imply? I don't think so. I think I see things with a clarity most people lack. But then, most crazy people think that way. The moniker was bestowed upon me by others, so maybe.
I don't know the location you're talking about, as I've never been to any sea side location in Thailand save Pattaya, and that seldom. I am an Issan guy all the way. But I do appreciate your point of chillin' with a beer and watching the world go by without a care for a little while. I was driving on the highway between Yaso and Amnat Charoen when I stopped to visit I guy I know named Arno. Arno is a spry little guy, well into his eighties, who was a tank gunner with the Wehrmacht in WW II. He's enjoyable to talk to and helps me keep my German current. We would sit at this little roadside restaraunt, drink a beer under the shade of a Bote tree. After a while I'd hop on my bike and take a nice ride. I like that aspect of living here a lot.