The last two new year’s eves i have experienced the decadence of Patong Beach in Phuket. Again spectacular fireworks and a trip into the underworld of the Thai culture. We took in gala Ladyboy shows, the renowned Ping Pong Show and danced in the streets and on the beach with thousands of not so regal partiers. Last year Paris Hilton put on a massive party right on the beach with imported New York DJ’s spinning dance music till dawn.
This year was a far mellower and personal experience and one that i will remember. We had come back to the fairytale setting of Puerto Del Sol a small resort nestled in a serene Bay with two other boutique resorts and a few homes. The draw to this area is the once in a life time diving on WWII wrecks. Six Japanese ships lie on the bottom of this shallow bay, two within sight of the Bay. So divers come to this small resort and stay in picturesque bungalows enjoy gourmet dining and intimate accommodations while diving on rare sites.
We were also joined by the newest Furthur crew, Harpa, who arrived just in time for the merriment all the way from Iceland, welcome aboard!. So Harpa, the staff including the incredible Kendra and her exotic friend Blue, a sparky French lady, Tally, and the take-your-breath-away-stop-your- heart mesmerizingly gorgeous Mika all joined in. I have never had such a luscious back up ensemble.
Next we piled into several small boats and went resort hopping, arriving at the neighbors in time for some dancing and fun. In the wee hour of the morning we all went our separate ways returning to our abodes in the still of the night. i sat out under the stars in this clear and calm Filippino night and once again marveled at the life i lead.
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