Pia on Pai
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... is beautiful. While tempting, I opted not to partake mostly because for every 10 travelers in Pai, at least 2 are bandaged up due to a motorbike accident from the bumpy roads or user error. On my last day out of Pai, I actually witnessed a girl take a corner too fast and literally fly off her bike into a ditch. She ended up being ok but bruised and cut for sure.
A highlight here was a beautiful sunset in the canyons where the sun perfectly ...
... in the shade on the bus station floor for 10 minutes so Hannah could recover. This made for some entertaining viewing though as we watched a group of girls trying to load their big bags onto the minibus roof. They didn't have the strength to lift the bags up to the driver on the roof and it was amusing to see them lift them to a certain point, start to shake and then have to drop them.
We found ourselves a decent guesthouse ...
... it. We'd cracked a fender and headlight, so they graciously only charged us a minimal amount. Jaclyn wrapped our day up with a trip out to the bars. We had no destination in mind, and ended up in a backyard-converted local watering hole. As a bittersweet coincidence, the live musician was playing "Hit the Road, Jack." And that's all I have to say about that. Editors note #2: I remembered halfway through the next entry, it was AYA Adventure we rented the bikes through. Those guys rock. Use ...
... spring that we went in was 37 degrees, and it was lovely. There were mini waterfalls inside the springs, and branches and stones inside the springs that you can lie on and relax. We had such a lovely few hours relaxing. It was so interesting, and amazing that it's all nature. We read up on its history and when it was discovered etc. It was great. The salts and minerals inside the springs are extremely good for you. So Jonny thought it was a good idea to rub ...
... another visit to Lemongrass for dinner, and pottered round town for the rest of the evening! Its not the same here now without Ginger and Anna!
I apologise for the massively long post.... If you read it all.. congrats.. but I mainly wrote it for myself so that I remember what we did! I already had a great deal of trouble remembering enough to write this, we have been pretty much non stop since Bangkok!
Other places to stay in Pai
245 Moo 1 Chaisongkram Rd, Pai | 4 star hotelfrom $46
119 Moo 2, Tambol Wiangnuer, Pai | 3 star hotelfrom $29
65 Moo 3, Pai | Hotelfrom $26
13 Moo 4 Rungsiyanon Rd, Pai | Hotelfrom $16
87/1 Moo3 Viang Tai, Pai | Hotelfrom $10