Aaah the life of Pai. A small hippie town in the mountainous north of Thailand. Only 100 kms from Chiang Mai, this is a little get-away from it all. Except, a lot of hippie-backpackers want to get away from it all…
Nonetheless, Pai was amazing. Spending a week there was utter bliss. Amazing surroundings of mountains, blue skies and elephants appearing around a random corner. I loved it there!
When going to Chiang Mai I knew most people going to Thailand will go there, it’s a set point in the backpackertrail of South East Asia. We stayed for a week !
So. After strange, hectic, but beautiful Bali, I was a little bit worried about meeting the rest of South East Asia. Was it all going to be the same? What about all the street vendors, wanting my money? What about the in-your-face taxiguys that surround you as soon as you hop off the bus? Of course all the countries are different, but Thailand, Laos, Cambodia… It’s a well-trodden trail, with lots of people coming in all the time.