I hear a girl's voice somewhere nearby yell "Jey!". I look around then immediately see a familiar set of deep blue eyes. Federica, the Italian chick from Samui was here! She comes up to me and gives me a big hug and a kiss on both cheeks. "Oh my god, I'm sorry about the other night, my friend got her drink spiked and we had to take her back to the guesthouse, I was looking for you but couldn't find you!"... "sure, I bet you just got wasted and passed out" I joke with her "but at least you're here now". I keep up the banter with her to try hiding how thirsty I was. I couldn't believe my luck, the chance of finding her in this chaos of literally thousands of crazy drunken revellers. This girl is unbelievable. Shes in one of the ubiquitous florescent vests everyones wearing, shes quite small chested and to anyone else she just looks like another farang tourist compared to all the Thai chicks. But to me shes something else. Her eyes are such a deep blue I could gaze longingly into them forever, her smile is beautiful, highlighting her dimpled cheeks and the sun has brought out some cute freckles on her. Her long, dark hair frames her and compliments her in every way. She's flirty as fuck and I'm not seeing anything else at this time. I'm over the moon but I'm determined I won't let her go this time! Her friends are also with her and we sit on a spot of the beach, drinking and chilling, a spot of tranquility in the chaos around. Her and a girlfriend get a bucket from a bar nearby and as soon as shes out of earshot her friends immediately tell me "shes crazy about you, she hasn't shut up about you since the other day". I'm glowing inside as I see her look back at smile at me while she's being served and I'm begging the gods of sex to get lucky this time. She comes back and she share the bucket of vodka, red bull and something else together. We start dancing and raving together as the clock for countdown to the new year shows the time. 30 minutes, then 20, then 10. Time flew while I was with Federica, I felt like I was 15 again. With 3 minutes to go before the new year, our group (the Italians, Germans, Indian lads, American chicks and us) come together for the countdown. 5..4...3...2...1...0!! Federica looks at me with her deep blue eyes, says "happy new year" and we kiss passionately for what felt like forever. We continued partying, more "passionate" this time. We're making out and shes grinding her butt against me while I'm holding her and touching her... At some point I see the kiwi lads from the pool party and after 10 minutes one of them ended up going off with one of Federica's friends who had massive tits, winking at me as he goes. Give him a quick nod and smile of approval before I concentrate on my chick again. I can't wait to see what happens with her tonight... At about 3am I ask her if she would like to come back to my place for the night and we can chill together at the beach tomorrow. She says yes and we end up driving back as a group of 4, just me and Federica, Oz and the slutty American girl. The other Brit and Aussie decide to stay behind at the party longer. I'm a bit tipsy as I'm driving but I don't care. I can't believe this chick is coming back with me tonight. Get back to the bungalow and bid Oz and the slutty American goodnight as we head back to my room. My ears are still ringing from the deafening music and the contrast between that and the tranquil cicada noise from the jungle behind the bungalows is stark. We head inside and kiss passionately again before jumping in the shower together. Now she's naked with me and my heart is pounding. After the shower, we go to bed and make passionate love for what feels like the full night before falling asleep in each other's arms. The next day, I can't believe my luck as I wake up next to this gorgeous Italian chick. I woke up to several texts off Meow and realised I'd totally forgot to message her back. Texted her back to apologise, telling her one of my friends got robbed so I had to help him. I can't even remember what me and Federica talked about all morning. We had sex again then got up, showered and dressed. I got a text off the other Brit asking if we could pick them up from Had Rin so we get into the truck and head over. They're jovial, telling us they got drunk, stoned and ended up having a foursome with 2 freelancers! Drop them off back at Secret beach then spend the day with Federica. We drove around the jungles in the interior of the island, went back to the weed bar and smoked again, then ended up at the beach at Koh Maa, a little island off Koh Phangan that you can walk to when the tide is out. We got food and smoothies and just chilled out for the full day and watched the sun set in orange and yellow before heading back to the bungalows to shower, change and fuck again, letting me go bareback this time. This was possibly one of my favourite days in Thailand and definitely one of the best New Years day I've had! We have dinner that night at an Italian restaurant owned by a friendly man from Genova and him and Federica talk in Italian a bit. Then he gives us a discount since she was Italian! Then we go to a quiet beach bar somewhere before going back the bungalows and spend the night together. I've pretty much fallen in love at this point. I'm happy but then come to the grim realisation that the next day we'll both be leaving Koh Phangan and continuing our journey, the Italians onward to Koh Tao then Krabi while we head back to Pattaya. Spend the full night intermittently making love and just laying in bed talking about everything, politics, science, travel plans and dreams for the future. She tells me about her studies in England and her hometown in southern Italy and I tell her about my travels. I'm sad that we'll be separating the next day but happy to be with her now. Sure enough, morning comes and its time to take her back to her guesthouse. Finally swap Facebooks and Instagram and drive her back, help her return her rented moped then drop her off at her guesthouse. We almost become tearful as we kiss goodbye and immediately I feel heartbroken after shes gone. I genuinely fell for her. Get back to my bungalows and Oz, seeing I'm on a downer, tries to pick me up, telling me "hey, wait till we get back to Pattaya, I'll barfine you a hot gogo girl and you'll forget about this chick". As much as he tried to deny it, I think he got feels for that American chick too.. He's still a great mate to have as a pick me up though!.. Messaged Federica nonstop for the next few weeks after that, hoping I'd see her again but didn't. Stayed in contact for a few months after and followed her travels around Asia and Australia. She ended up moving to Germany and slowly we just stopped talking but I still fondly remember our time. Went back to Italy this year and was brutally disappointed by the contrast between the cold, unfriendly Milan girls (as mentioned in my location review) and the warmth/friendliness/beauty of Federica... Hit her up over messenger for the first time in a year and tell her and she's like "yeah, Italians are like that, its one reason I left!". Would love to see her again but not sure if it would actually materialise now with our different paths. I plan to stay single and continue travelling, mongering and slaying pussy around the world, but in those paradise surroundings, the crazy party vibe and a haze of booze, weed and nostalgia, I honestly left a piece of my heart with that Italian girl and I definitely had a lot brighter view of the Full Moon party after than before!!... Great times!!