Koh Samui: The Hangover movies comes to life.
The stag nights was a different cup of tea from the hen’s. We started with some adrenalin fueled zip-lining amongst the tree tops in the island interior. This was immediately followed by 2 hours of hard core ATV’ing, where Wes’s dad and I did our best to make sure that everyone else was coved in dust, something I’m happy to say that we succeeded in 🙂 By the time it was 17:00 (5pm) I was shocked to note that we hadn’t eaten or even started drinking, but now we went at it with iron clad resolve and boy did we succeed! We ate a great lunch!!! and hit the drink. Everything quickly became a bit of a blur and I vaguely remember the girls showing up at Ark Bar, but know what we had an awesome time … Many fun stories will be told of that night: the pictures do tell a story. I felt like I was watching the slide show at the end of the Hangover movies when I saw the pictures from the evening.
The next two days were used to recuperate, and to move from Lamai to Lipa Noi (on the other side of Koh Samui) because on the third day Wes and Dee got married there. Everyone were out of their shorts, tank tops and flip flops and into their finest. I was shocked at how well everyone (myself included) cleaned up. The wedding ceremony on the beach was amazing, there honestly wasn’t a dry eye on the beach when Dee walked down the aisle looking absolutely stunning. The ensuing ceremony, dancing, cutting of the cake, planting of the love tree (minds out of the gutter please), and sensational dinner with some great speeches set the scene for a great party, that spilled over next door and became a pool party at midnight. It is by far the prettiest and most awesome wedding I’ve ever been to.
Summing up the 8 days on Koh Samui is easy: it was awesome! I hung out with fabulous people, had a great time, ate delicious food and enjoyed good drinks: on top of that the temperature was 30 degrees Celsius higher than home, it was sunny and you could dive into the sea anytime without getting cold 🙂 Life is good. We’re already planning to meet up with some of the people from the wedding party … I won’t be surprised if we head to South Africa soon 🙂