So following a great busy time in Chiang mai the bus to Pai was a surprise...through the mountains around 762 bends making even the well travelled slightly sick! One fellow traveller was armed with mints which helped ease the green tinge to my face! Arriving at lunch time I checked into the hostel, lovely open communal areas where I immediately met fellow travellers including Sam, Eliza and Daniel (brit Israeli and German) with whom I spent the next few days exploring and sleeping on the cute beds on the floor (a little dirty but hey!)
I opted for the safe option and stuck to human powered bike...no moped for me! It meant that visiting places like pai canyon, waterfall and Chinese village were a little more challenging. To the point where I actually didn't think I would make it up the hills! I did and was rewarded with the most amazing views and a nice cool dip in the pools at the waterfall! Overall I cycled over 40km so I think that will suffice for exercise for a while! We did make up for it with food, the Thai food was amazing and the fruit shakes and ice cream helped satisfy my sweet tooth! Sitting by the campfire listening to music of an evening, watching the sunset behind the mountains reminded me I am definitely a country girl!
I extended my stay in Pai by 1 night which is less than most but all the time I had. After my 13 hour sleeper train arrives in Bangkok 3 hours late I have settled for a day of resting In this big chaotic city! With only 2 weeks to go I have a lot of ground to cover before I get to Singapore!