For the most part, visiting the artist community of Pai was bagel sandwiches, motorbike riding, cat watching, and curry eating.
“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 over the river
Guesthouse: party zone
Place to sleep
The grumpiest cat in Pai
Gosh, I wanted to keep that cat.
Vegan streetfood: we got mushrooms on a skewer
Inside the Good Life restaurant
Jess found wine
Double dinner swing
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.
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
Lizard on the window
We drove everywhere we could. The traffic here is slower and calmer than anywhere else we went.
Looking through the trees
Sunset at our bamboo bungalow
We searched high and low for the festival in Pai, eventually finding it across from a school just outside of the town.
Here’s the sign. But where is it?
We finally found it– and we ate everything
At night, the streets come alive with food and goods and art.
Veggie sandwich from a street vendor
In my arms
Pai is falling in love
Watching the scenery change on the way to the waterfall
Dogs lounging in sand
Sesame tofu bagel
Vegan brownie from 7-11
Fruit plate with passionfruit seeds
Thrift store cat
Watching a cat
Cat watching me
Curry Shack (!!!)
Coconut curry in a coconut
Curry Shack chef
Cacti shelf I
Cacti shelf II
Hey you, turn around
I love you, Pai