For the backpacker who likes to party here are my top 5 places to go to. It doesn’t mean that in themselves they are the biggest parties just that they represent good value too and there are other things of interest outside of the party- lets face it you need some chill out time too so read on ...
Haad Rin on Ko Phan Gan Full Moon Party Thailand – Now you probably have already seen this and know about this one. It gets pretty crazy with buckets of spirit and energy drink mixed together before we get to mushroom shakes which you should be wary of. Have a good time without the latter is my advice. The sound systems are great and the party is all the way through the night on a wide expanse of beach. Men and women squat down to use natures latrine (yes its that kind of place) in the shallow waters and couples further up do their best to get it on.
Ros Kilde Denmark This summer festival just outside of Copenhagen is home to the annual rock festival. The Danes and their kind of Woodstock or Glasto it’s a great week of camping so long as it isn’t too wet all week.
Lapa Rio De Janiero– Brazil : Watch yourself it isn’t the safest place but if you don’t be stupid it makes for being part of the fun. Don’t go down side streets and stick to the more central area you will get the best value drinking on the planet and the really good thing is you wake up in Rio De Janiero – sleep it off on Ipanema beach. If you have planned it right there is an even bigger party the Rio Carnival. And don't miss the chance to watch a football game in the Maracana Stadium by way of a football tour Rio
Key West Florida : This is just a fun place to be and my favourite is Dirty Ricks across from the sloop. The live bands play the best rock music if you want a more sedate evening they have that too. Its very gay friendly and part of the fun are the transvestite shows , a must do.
Mexico City : You will need to find a good club and like most big cities that changes weekly. But when you do find a good place then there is no bigger party than Clubbing in Mexcio.
South Beach Miami : Start early on frozen mixers from fat Tuesdays or wet willys then if your chic enough get down into rodbells on 1 street. Otherwise track the flyers and check the DJ’s to know what clubs are good. Of course the bigger the better Cro Bar closed which was great then there was Bed and of course Space. The great thing about Miami is it’s a lifestyle set on a great beach.
Buenos Aires : You can get from Tango and dinner to some of the best clubs in town without leaving your own hostel ! Its true clubs in hostels – it’s the way forwards. Check out Milhouse Hostel Buenos Aires
Other great party destinations: Ko Phi Phi in Thailand