Pura Vida Resort
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Most folks do the Mae Hong Son loop (described as the road of a thousand hairpins) in a car, or on an official mini bus tour with guide. Hopefully you won't be too surprised to know that we did it ourselves, on an under gunned moped, carrying an over weight crew.
We estimated our journey to be pushing 600 Km on a route not recommended for motorcycle riders, unless they are experienced mountain riders who are also accustomed ...
... driver took us to the lake (it's on the way) - we weren't staying there but our bags were there; he waited for us to grab them before taking us and the other six people back to town- he wasn't meant to so we think he was being nice due to the mess up the day before. Nice of him!! When we got dropped off, we were absolutely shattered; had all our bags and nowhere to stay!! We were proper backpackers!! We found somewhere after 10 minutes of walking; dropped our bags off, got some dinner then went to ...
... and here I was in flip flops with a pulsing toe. AWESOME! We had met another guy and girl duo and we all decided to hit the trails together. Linton and the other girl (the smarter of the foursome) were in shoes and well us dodos were in flip flops. (For the record I think I have worn my runners a dozen times if that since leaving Canada, so I have in all fairness mastered the flip flop travel and think I will have a hard time returning to shoes when I ...
... dorms and outside seating. Was basic but ok, especially for 2 quid a night. Outside shower block with ants spiders and lizards but when you're that tired hot and in need of a shower (cold) you don't care. Found mel and she introduced me to a couple of guys she met, Matt and Dave from Yorkshire. Good lads that are a laugh and look out for us which is nice especially when you struggle to lift a bag off boats etc. Also met a couple of couples and an American. ...
... hours. The journey from Chiangmai to Pai is known for it's windy uphill roads through the jungle and my god did the drive stick to it's reputation. Never have I felt so ill during a bus journey and on top of my hangover and the awful roads I also had a car sick child just behind me who stunk the car out and puked all over his mums blouse which I happened to catch a glimpse of.... Oh dear it was just the ...