The Journey up to Pai was better than was to be expected, although not for Stacy - she felt sick most of the way. I fell asleep for a change. When I was awake the scenery was abso;utely beautiful - mountains covered in trees and lots of little streams with falls - majestic.
We had been recommended a Guesthouse from a friend we met in Sukhothai, it was called Mr. Jans house. Unfortunately when I got off the bus my guts started falling out and I had to rush to find a tiolet (hence my facebook status a few days ago!). We met 2 Irish girls on the bus and they stayed in the same guesthouse with us.
Pai was a busy little town, full of other travellers, young and old - but it was also a little s***ty. Lots of little bars, lots of dope and lots of drunks. Behond that the surrounding landscape was amazing. It was like kaosan road with a view.
The first day we hired a scooter (2 pound a day), a manual one to start with, but I nearly killed myself with that so I changed for an automatic (oh and that important thing called insurance!), and it was great. We set off to a waterfall with the Irish girls, but it wasnt anything special - however the ride up them them was stunning, the views we got from some of the raods was second to none. We made our way back and stopped off at the local swimming pool to cool down.
During our stay in Pai we met more Irish people, a Dutch girl and an English fella who had lived in Hull for the past 6 years. They're all going to Laos next so were keeping in touch so they can recommend some places for us.
It was also Stacys birthday on Sunday and we had read about a nice Italian restaurant and she decided there would be best. It was bloody well expensive!! 16 pound for 2 starters, 2 main meals and 2 drinks! Shocking, so it was back to the stalls for the next few days, lol.
Next stop Mae Hong Son which is about 10miles from Burma, supposed to be the Switzerland of Thaiand - meaning lots of mountains and lovely scenery. Thats where we are now but I will write about it another time.