Over the weekend I spent a night on Phi Phi island with a group of the English teachers from my school and some other young expats living in Phuket. The island was beautiful, but quite over taken by tourists. I got a chance to swim in the ocean, which was nice despite the grimy water, and I got a massage for the first time. At less than 10$, I was a happy camper. After the sun went down, the beach turned into what I can only describe as a giant international frat party with lots of fire. The dubstep was was pulsing, the neon was glowing, the fists were pumping, and the Singha beer was flowing. Not usually my scene, but I certainly enjoyed myself.
Can't wait to report back at the end of the week after things have wrapped up and I'm on my way to India.