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Published: November 10th 2005
early Sunday morning rides pose outside gate in Chaing Mai.
We arrived in Chaing Mai in the early morning having taken the overnight but from Bangkok. We spend only a few hours in the town before deciding to head further north to the viallage of Pai.
We caught a rickshaw to the bus station and caught the local bus to Pai. Four hours later and a bit sore from the bumpy, twisty ride, we arrived in Pai to find a small town and the sun shining. We found a place to stay quickly (Blue Lagoon Hotel) and immediately ventured out to get someting to eat.
It wasn't long until we found out that this sleepy town was ravaged weeks ago by a massive overflow from the river that runs through town. Most of the riverside huts and restaurants were wiped out.
The next day we rented a scooter and took in the sights including a small waterfall, two temples and the river (seeing the damage first hand). In the late afternoon, we both got massages at Twins. A downpour occured as our messages ended so we had to ride the scooter in the rain back to our guesthouse. At night we attended the open mic night at Walk
Scary local bus
With no room for my knees, I crammed into this small bus for a four hour, twisty road climb over the hills to Pai.
In bar but neither of us ventured on the stage.
The next day, we rode the scooter up to the Temple on the Hill before we boarded a noon bus back to Chaing Mai.
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