5 Hours

5 Hours

If my previous posts haven't been clear enough indicators yet, the blessings in Pai were aplenty. Beautiful friends, stunning adventures, breathtaking moments and starry nights that turned into slow moving mornings. Another one of these blessings is that I made a best friend and travel partner. We met by chance, of course, and hit it [...]

Rosie

Rosie

When you’re far away from home, friendships develop in hyper speed. With the familiarity of family and friends worlds away, you create safe spaces more quickly. You protect each other, you rely on each other. You trust. I spent seven days in Pai wanting to rent a scooter and get out on the road to [...]

Havaya

Havaya

Days in Pai are slow. Days at Circus are even slower. It’s a place that seeps into the crevices between your bones, relaxing you from the inside out. Keeping you in place in the best way possible. Most mornings are a process of slowly -sloooowly- eating breakfast and easing into the day. The farthest you [...]

Lod Caves

Lod Caves

After two relatively slow days in Pai, we decided to book a tour on our third day. Sort of a get-all-the-sights-in-as-fast-as-possible tour. We would start with a lookout point, then go to caves, a hot spring, a waterfall and finally the Pai Canyon. This story is about the Tham Lod Caves (also spelled Tham Lot, [...]

The Pai Hole

The Pai Hole

After 6 days in Yangon I fly back to Chiang Mai. I spend two days there before heading to Pai. I've mentioned this before, but there's this joke among backpackers in Northern Thailand that when you go to Pai, you get stuck in what we call "the Pai hole". After hearing countless stories of people [...]