Today we sorted out what clothes to take to Pai, it did not make sense taking two huge back packs to Pai, especially when we were only going for two nights. We left the backpacks at the Gurdwara. The Gianiji had to check with the president if that was okay. Luckily it was, quite amazing the president did not have to call a committee meeting to discuss! (Sarcasm!!) We went over to the Gurdwara to drop bags, chatted to Gianiji for a while, he showed us the library and where Gurmat / Gurmukhi classes are held, we left our back packs there. Gianiji came out with us and hailed a red song thaw for us to take to the bus station. He explained that the standard charge for these is 20 baht (per person), wherever in Chiang Mai you are going. That makes the 250 THB we paid to the Songthaw driver last night seem very steep!!
We were at the Arcade bus station (terminal 3) by 11am, so in good time.

Jan 9, 2013 11:07 AM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

I look miserable because there was a screaming child getting on the same bus!

Jan 9, 2013 11:09 AM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

There was a lot of activity at the bus station, including people handing out sim cards – I took one, well it was free!

Jan 9, 2013 11:14 AM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

The journey

Jan 9, 2013 12:37 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

Stopping at the services

Jan 9, 2013 1:08 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 1:08 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

Our minivan was packed. There was no room inside for passenger luggage so it went on top of the van. We set off at exactly 1130 and tried to make ourselves comfortable for the next three hours. The minivan was clean and the ride fairly comfortable, though the driver would speed over bumps every so often leaving us a bit shaken! We sped up 107 and then turned onto 1095 near Khilek where the views were very scenic.

Jan 9, 2013 1:31 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 1:37 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

Police check point

Jan 9, 2013 2:02 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 2:22 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

We drove through amazing unspoilt forest, climbing up some very steep and bendy roads. We saw villagers going about their everyday business. There were some stunning wats (Buddhist temples) to be seen along the way and the mountain views were truly spectacular. We arrived in Pai at 2.45pm. The iPhone map displayed Phu Pai Art Resort (where we had booked accommodation) as being around 1.5km from the centre of town, so we decided to walk. Map was wrong – again!

Jan 9, 2013 3:06 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 3:06 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 3:03 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

After almost half an hour of walking in the sweltering heat, some locals explained that the resort was actually 5km out of town (which is what we were expecting) in the opposite direction!! So we went back into town with the intention of catching a taxi. We ended up at a vegan restaurant :

Chew Xin Jai
222 Moo 4
T. Wingtai
Pai
Thailand
T: +66 85 7173628

Jan 9, 2013 3:33 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 3:33 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 4:07 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

Shrine at the back of the restaurant

Jan 9, 2013 4:28 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

Restaurant from the outside

Jan 9, 2013 4:29 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

The restaurant owner was very helpful and gave us a map showing us exactly where our accommodation is and also directed us to where we can hire a scooter, after a delicious meal, we headed to the scooter hire company, walked round quite a bit, searched for an ATM, picked up the scooter and headed to the resort. With all the walking we did, we actually managed to see most of the centre in the space of a couple of hours. Pai seems very relaxed and a bit of a hippy town. People seem to come here to get away from the troubles of life.

Jan 9, 2013 4:34 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 4:35 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 5:03 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

Arranging the scooter rental

Jan 9, 2013 5:19 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 5:22 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

On the scooter

Jan 9, 2013 5:30 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

Back at the hotel, we were blown away by just how tranquil the setting of the resort was. We were the only guests around – our own personal resort!

Phu Pai Art Resort
92 Moo.1 T. Mae Na Theung A.Pai
Mae Hong Son, Thailand 58130
T: +66 53-065 111
E: info@phupai.com
W: www.phupai.com www.thailand-resort.net

Jan 9, 2013 5:45 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 5:59 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 6:00 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 6:00 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 6:01 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 6:01 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 6:03 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
Jan 9, 2013 6:02 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

Outside shower

Jan 9, 2013 6:03 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

After relaxing on the verandah admiring the view for a while,

Jan 9, 2013 6:18 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

we popped over to the lobby for a stronger wifi connection so we could make some arrangements to extend our trip a little and arrange necessary transport / accommodation. It got very cold at around 8 / 9pm, it’s a strange feeling, something we haven’t experienced for a while!

Jan 9, 2013 6:24 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon

The resort at night

Jan 9, 2013 6:29 PM
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Hacker News
  • Blogger
  • StumbleUpon
error: Content is protected !!

Get Regular Updates and Occasionals Special Offers

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Gaygoat.com

Great, welcome aboard. Never miss another update I will keep you posted directly to your inbox,

Get Regular Updates and Occasionals Special Offers

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Gaygoat.com

Welcome aboard, just one more step. Confirm your email address, don't forget to check you spam.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

__________

Get regular updates sent directly to your inbox: latest blog posts, news, pictures and the occasional special offer. 

 

I hate SPAM as much as you, and promise to always keep your details safe and never sell them on. 

Thank you, just one more step. I have sent you an email to confirm your address. Click confirm and we're away... (don't forget to check you junk folder, sometimes messages end up in there!)

Subscribe for Regular Updates

Join my mailing list to receive the latest blog posts, offers and reviews to your inbox

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This