Travel Blogs from Pai, Thailand

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Pai & The Bakery, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Pai & The Bakery

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... kicks and it was pretty spectacular to watch. The next day I woke up early to catch my minibus to Pai. Pai is a very small town in the far north of Thailand and known for being very relaxed and a good place to just chill out. Sounded like a good place for ...

Election day, Pai, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand travel blog

Election day

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Today the Kingdom of Thailand goes to the polls, and as a consequence many shops and businesses have shut down for the day. This election has almost become a referendum on Thaksin, the current hugely unpopular PM, and with passions running high if he ...

Goodbye Pai!, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Goodbye Pai!

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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Good morning!  I'm back after a fantastic few days exploring Pai in Northern Thailand.  By the time I arrived in Pai, my sinus infection was history and although I was still licking my wounds from the now-infamous motor scooter debacle, my ego ...

Trekking in Northern Thailand, North West of Chang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Trekking in Northern Thailand

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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Chiang Mai is Thailand's second city, but it has a 20 times lower population than the capital Bangkok, giving it a small-town relaxed feeling. Chiang Mai has many attractions including some beautiful temples and monasteries. We take some time to wander ...

30 Jan 2550 - theft, Pangmapa, Thailand travel blog

30 Jan 2550 - theft

A travel blog entry by paul

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Late 30 Jan. Kanchana called me earlier today to say her lap top computer has been ...

Doi Suthep- Part VII: The Ghost Inside, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Doi Suthep- Part VII: The Ghost Inside

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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Teacher's real name is Buddhasak but everyone just calls him Teacher.  I accidentally discovered his name when another monk at Doi Suthep let it slip during a conversation.  His name means "the potency of Buddha," and if you ask me, that's a ...

Motorcycle road trip, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Motorcycle road trip

A travel blog entry by eric

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... confused as a local.  Someone thought I was a German schoolteacher.  That works.  One of the things I like about Thailand is that when someone asks where you're from (both locals and tourists), they really mean it.  People are from ...

Visit Pangmapa to see Jaree, Pangmapha, Thailand travel blog

Visit Pangmapa to see Jaree

A travel blog entry by paul

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... for Mae Hong Son. Another beautiful drive and then a night and a morning in MHS. Met an American who "had been everywhere in Thailand". Checked out the markets and gave food to monks with Nick and then back to Chiang Mai where I sent Mark and Nick with ...

1 Feb 2550 - big walk towards Burma, Near Pangmapha, Thailand travel blog

1 Feb 2550 - big walk towards Burma

A travel blog entry by paul

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... up of the river as well as, again cutting off a possible route that gibbons could have previously traveled on. Although Thailand has introduced some good laws to protect the environment, there still are plenty of problems with people encroaching on the ...

Pai Bye Southeast Asia..., Pai, Thailand travel blog

Pai Bye Southeast Asia...

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... in this world of floor pillows and beauty, surrounded by people with similar souls, it's easy to just...stay. For me, Pai was exactly what I needed. I was fresh from the craziness of Bangkok and the frustrations of getting my Russian visa taken care ...

The Elephant Ride, Pai, Thailand travel blog

The Elephant Ride

A travel blog entry by dane

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You can do elephant rides in most places in Thailand, but the level of authenticity varies greatly.  I'm not sure how authentic riding an elephant ever is, because it's not a terribly efficient means of getting from point A to point B.  In fact, ...

Wok with Tee, Tacome Pai and Reggae Festival Fun!, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Wok with Tee, Tacome Pai and Reggae Festival Fun!

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... straight to Chiang Mai, but I'm going to write about that in my next blog...  From there, we headed north to Pai, a small town in the north of Thailand, which we'd heard was a bit of a hippy haven and a great place to relax.... and boy were the ...

Pai in the sky, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Pai in the sky

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Having spent only a couple of days in Pai (pronounced Bye) this small town in northern Thailand is starting to feel very comfortable. I can understand why some people end up staying here for weeks on end. I'm about 20km from the Myanmar border and the ...

Day 98, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Day 98

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... and declines so I thought about our intention of riding back the 160 kms to Chiang Mai by rented motorbike. When we arrived in Pai we looked around a few basic river-side bungalows but I thought that since we were hear a few days we deserved better and ...

A Piece of Pai, A Slice of Heaven, Pai, Thailand travel blog

A Piece of Pai, A Slice of Heaven

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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A piece of Pai, is like a slice of heaven tucked in between lush green jungled mountains in the North West of Thailand. Pai means "bye" in Thai, which is kind of ironic because once no one seems to go anywhere once they arrive here. A traveler once wrote ...

The Mountains and Pai, Pai, Thailand travel blog

The Mountains and Pai

A travel blog entry by dane

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... got in at night, and despite the combination of his status as a novice rider and the absolute darkness that cloaks rural Thailand, Jeremy wanted to hit the road.  He had been working hard all summer, and I understand the invigoration that ...

31 Jan 2550 Pangmapha volunteer, Pangmapha, Thailand travel blog

31 Jan 2550 Pangmapha volunteer

A travel blog entry by paul

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1224hr 31 Jan 2550. Pangmapha town. Hillside Cottage. Everything is good. After looking at a couple of accommodation options Jim wanted to stay at the expensive place. It is a good choice, it is a really nice place. The first place we looked at was nice ...

Day 100, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Day 100

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... trip were to end now I'd be very thankful for what I've experienced and who I've met. Brrr another cold night in Pai - tonight I will ask for an extra blanket (making three!). In my chat yesterday with the guest house owner she had suggested we ...

Back in Pai, Pai, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand travel blog

Back in Pai

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... are shutting up for a month. Unfortunately a good vegetarian restaurant (Gingers) is one of those places taking a break until May. Pai still hasn't lost it's charm though. There are still the local attractions just outside the town, such as the hot ...

Do Thais get British Belly?, Hmong Village, Thailand travel blog

Do Thais get British Belly?

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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************************* Thursday 11th March Today was the day we were going to head off into the jungles of northern Thailand to raft on bamboo and ride elephants. Unfortunately the only thing we got to ride today was ceramic. Friday 12th ...

Blood, Sweat and Tears, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Blood, Sweat and Tears

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... meal, a couple of showers, and a decent night of sleep- we can say that our three day trek in the jungle of Northern Thailand was nothing short of amazing. And in all honesty it was. But to paint a clearer picture... We set off on Thursday morning- a ...

Whisky and Motorbikes, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Whisky and Motorbikes

A travel blog entry by hils

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Hello everyone, I'm now in a little place called Pai, right in the very north of Thailand. It's very peaceful and not a lot is happening, which is nice. I spent a few more days in Chiang Mai just relaxing, wandering around the town and sampling some ...

Day 99, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Day 99

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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This morning I woke up and was really cold! Pai is in Northern Thailand but no further North than Louang Prabang in Laos but it was pretty damn cold this morning. I had woken in the night to put more clothes on but it didn't really help. I walked around ...

Peace of Pai, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Peace of Pai

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Chapter 36: Hoofing it and puffing it, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Chapter 36: Hoofing it and puffing it

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... nestled into the hillside amongst vegetable crops... and presumably opium. Did I mention that this whole "Golden Triangle" region of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar is responsible for a big chunk of the world's opium supply? In most of the countries here ...

Floating downstream, Pai Area, Thailand travel blog

Floating downstream

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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Today was the last day of the trek and I was sad that it was coming to an end. The group had bonded brilliantly and I'm sure we will keep in touch. Evidently I wasn't snoring so badly last night as I didn't receive a beating during the night. I'm ...

I'll have a coup with my breakfast, Pai, Thailand travel blog

I'll have a coup with my breakfast

A travel blog entry by pshemek

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... treatment that evening which included a body scrub, a heavenly massage, and much needed detoxifying facial. It was bliss. Let's hope the situation in Thailand doesn't deteriorate and we can continue onto the southern beaches unobstructed and ...

Life of Pai, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Life of Pai

A travel blog entry by faff

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... here. They have really nice stuff and all Angie's style (she did buy one or 2 things here : )). Really enjoyed Pai. If I was to have a one week holiday in Thailand I would start in Chiang Mai, then a few days in Pai and over to Mae Hong Son and back to ...

Pai in the Sky, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Pai in the Sky

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... , and reflecting on the meaning of life. And it goes without saying that somewhere along the way I had to experience Thailand’s version of “Montezuma’s Revenge”. Ania kindly brought medications, plain tea and rice to my bedside, ...

Sunday 28 Jan 2550, Mae Hong Son - preparation, Thailand travel blog

Sunday 28 Jan 2550

A travel blog entry by paul

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Sunday 28 Jan 2550 1844hr. I am now sitting in one of the most beautiful towns in the world drinking lemon juice and waiting for a dinner of Penang curry to come out as I overlook a lake, Shan style Buddhist temples and mountains. I am in Mae Hong Son ...

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