Needless to say, Steve and I took it easy following the Full Moon Party. I shared my intention to visit a quieter beach on the northeast coast of Kho Phangan called Thang Nai Pan Noi. I'd been unsure of whether he'd want to join me, but to my surprise, he was already up for escaping the party scene.
The beach was littered with beer bottles and trash, yet a small contingent of dedicated sunbathers lay out amongst it all in the afternoon. I knew the community would ensure the beach would be cleaned up in due time, however there was clearly no rush (unlike Time Square after New Year's Eve).
I exchanged Anthony Kiedis' autobiography, Scar Tissue, for Anthony Bourdain's Nasty Bits, a collection of previously published material about food and travel.
We watched more of The Family Guy, dined on giant butterflied and barbecued Tiger prawns, and called it an early night.