went to pai for a few days with my friend fon. pai’s a small town about 3 or 4 hours north of chiang mai, through the mountains. it was a really nice little place, though overrun by even more farang than there are in chiang mai, hah. it was still really fun, and mostly everyone was really nice.
we rented a motorboke in chiang mai for 4 days, which cost 600 baht (it would’ve cost the same for both of us to buy bus tix to/from). i really enjoyed the ride, but it killed my butt. the scenery was breathtaking! vids later.
some shots from the top of one of the mountains:
there were small herds of buffalo grazing along the roadside:
stopping for food along the way:
some spirit houses on the road side:
some shots of the pai countryside:
a farm or something:
it’s the dry season here, which means it really really dry. we got into pai after dark, and once the sun set we could see long strips of fire running up and down the mountains and along the road. the flames weren’t huge, maybe 2 or 3 feet high, but it was still pretty crazy to see the jungle on fire. you can see how dry everything is here:
china town area in pai:
a 50s/60s rock band from bangkok at bebop bar:
some guy jammin on harmonica at bamboo bar:
guitar playing at bamboo bar:
can’t remember the name of this place that we ate at a couple of times, but it had really really delicious food, plus some really comfortable seating:
and i think this is all wheat grass or something (plus you can see a spirit house to the left in the picture):