762 curves in the Road to Pai...
Trip Start Jan 15, 2010
15Trip End Feb 15, 2010
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The Highlight of our day was going to the Tiger Kingdom where you could go in with the Tigers, we choose the Large Tigers, all Tigers, large, medium, and baby Tigers all had different prices. We actually had to sign a wavier, big stuff here in Thailand, I have never signed a waiver for anything! There were 3 trainers in with the Tigers when Johanna and I went in the Gated compound where they were, Im asuming this is because there was a chance of course, that these Tigers could attack for no reason at all, even though all of them were born there, and are considered tame, but they are Tigers, wild animals, and that is just part of their nature, to protect if they feel threatened. There were 4 large Tigers in there at the time. We were instructed to not touch their paws, or their heads ( as if we would!) and they loved their back and bellies rubbed. We actually got to lay with them, and we took pictures of each other, it was so cool, and so intimidating all at the same time!
This morning we took a 3 hour bus ride north to the Hippie Town Pai, in which the Lonely Planet and travelers have warned that the ride is not for people who suffer motion sickness because of the high climb , and the 762 sharp curves in the road,,,Yeah! I am one to suffer from this sickness ( Sara you are still the best est friend ever!) so I rushed to the bus to grab a seat towards the front..( early bird gets the worm they say!) and being up front is suppose to help the comfort of the ride. I also took some Dramamine, and even though that stuff wipes you out, it did help and I enjoyed the beautiful scenery on the ride up without losing my breakfast..:)
There was a girl on our bus we think had some special mushrooms in her omelet that morning, because she was extra happy, and this Hippie town is known for some happy people.
Our guest house house is called The Sun Hut, and the rooms are named after the Zodiac signs. Our bungalow is really cute, and has a deck and a hammock and a great chill zone with mats and mellow music to enjoy on a laid back night in Pai. We are planning to stay for 3 days, and have no plans at all ....