Hi Pai! Bye Pai!

For the most part, visiting the artist community of Pai was bagel sandwiches, motorbike riding, cat watching, and curry eating.

Cricket

“Hi bug, meet Jess, she’s scared of you, but I find you fascinating.” 

After the mini van ride up the mountain, Jess and I set out to find a place to stay.  Initially we picked a place near the river, but it was too crowded and noisy for our liking, so we only stayed there one night. That place was awesome because I saw cacti, bugs, and a puppy.  Lots of places to stay in Pai, though.

Bridge

Bridge over the river

House

Guesthouse: party zone

Bed

Place to sleep

 

Candle wax

Candle wax

Dog

Cutie puppy

Tree

Pai sky

Lilies

Mini pond

Bike

Bike shawp

Bike

Bike zone

Grump TOO

The grumpiest cat in Pai

Grump

So sassy

Gosh, I wanted to keep that cat.

Streetfood

Vegan streetfood: we got mushrooms on a skewer

Frog

Frog art

Goodlife

Inside the Good Life restaurant

Wine

Jess found wine

Restaurant

Good stuff

Cat

All eyes

 

Jules

Dinner swing

Jess

Double dinner swing

Bridge

Winding bridge

Motorbike

Motorbike to the view point (middle one’s ours)

Renting a motorbike was one of the biggest highlights of seeing Thailand for me.  The next day we rented a bigger one, that was pink, to go see waterfalls and hot springs.

Stay

Further up the mountain, where we ended up staying in the quiet zone, unless you count our neighbor’s slow jams playlist- on from dawn to past dusk

Breakfast

Breakfast congee

Leaf

Leaf print

Lizard

Lizard on the window

We drove everywhere we could. The traffic here is slower and calmer than anywhere else we went.

Motorbiking

Motorbiking

View

Looking through the trees

View

Up ahead

View

Sunset at our bamboo bungalow

View

View

View

Sigh

We searched high and low for the festival in Pai, eventually finding it across from a school just outside of the town.

Vegfest

Here’s the sign. But where is it?

Vegfest meal

We finally found it– and we ate everything

At night, the streets come alive with food and goods and art.

Puppies

Puppies

Beardo

Street art

Sandwich

Veggie sandwich from a street vendor

Dog

Dog chilling

Bike

Bikes

Cat

Roof cat

Me and my baby

In my arms

Pai

Pai is falling in love

 

Moto

Hello moto

View

Watching the scenery change on the way to the waterfall

Dogs in sand

Dogs lounging in sand

Goodlife

Good Life

Bagel

Sesame tofu bagel

 

Brownie

Vegan brownie from 7-11

Fruit

Fruit plate with passionfruit seeds

Cat

Amber eyes

Cat

Friendly

Cat

So tiny

Cats

Little kitties

Cats

Cuddling

Cat

Thrift store cat

Cat

Watching a cat

Cat

Cat watching me

 

Curry Shack

Curry Shack (!!!)

Coconut Curry

Coconut curry in a coconut

Curry Shack chef

Curry Shack chef

 

Fruit factory

Fruit factory

cacti

Cacti shelf I

Cacti

Cacti shelf II

Bathroom sign

Bathroom sign

 

Hey you turn around

Hey you, turn around

AH!

Ahh!

Ah

Grass dweller

Ah!

Sun hunter

Cuties

Catues 

Hammocking

Hammocking

Pai

I love you, Pai

 

5 comments
  1. Everything in Pai is so vibrant, colorful and fun! I think I want to decorate our new place like Pai! I remember riding around in those pedi-bikes when I was in Thailand. Did you get to ride in one?

    And those kitties! I want to hug and squeeze on all of them!

  2. I adore the amount of kitty photographs you include in your blog posts, animal watching is one of my favourite parts of traveling!

  3. babette said:

    A restaurant with swings? Wow! I didn’t go to Pai, I thought it would be too touristy and that I wouldn’t like it, but now I have regrets!

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