Over the last couple of days, for whatever reason, the crowds at Koh Phangan have really started to thin out (maybe it's because there's not a full, or half, moon party in sight - or maybe it's because rainy season is on its way)...and the more the people leave, the more it feels like I'm going back to a time when the island was a little more virgin.
Conversations start up quicker, it's actually possible to recognize a person or two, and the beaches are practically empty for most of the day. (I was the only one walking on Haat Rin - the main beach - this morning...and it was 10:00am!)
Not sure where I'm going with this, other than - the last couple of days have been noticably more pleasant. Now if I just had some friends to share all this peace and quiet with me :)