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Christmas in Koh Samui 1984

celebrated with coconuts and Mekong whiskey

sunny 29 °C

Christmas day
View from our hut

View from our hut


Got up late after last nights party and wandered around in my lungi. Found a mirror and watched myself shave for the first time in a week. I’ve been away a week now - it seems like months. England seems so far away. It is.
Dean (Canada) gets a parcel full of toiletries. Emery (USA) shows his home video of Koh Samui, find half an hour of body surfing boring. Drink the evening away discussing the meaning of life, my mind is unusually expansive and authoritative, fuelled by coconut shakes liberally dosed with Mekong whiskey. This is the only palatable way to drink Mekong, and closely resembles pina colada. Call it samada.
Bombed out on the beach

Bombed out on the beach

Posted by 1985 trip 16:00 Archived in Thailand Tagged parties

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