pai day 1


The mountainous road from Chiang Mai to Pai is infamous for its seemingly never-ending supply of nausea-inducing switchbacks. With the help of some Dramamine, we successfully floated through the 762 consecutive turns in a packed out 12-seater bus, and surprisingly got some sleep along the way.

After arriving in Pai, we endured lingering drowsiness and a bum scooter rental mishap to finally make it to our accommodation; a lovely place outside of the main downtown area called Ban Nam Hoo Bungalows. There was just enough time in the day to take in Pai's beautiful surroundings from our new-and-improved pink Honda motorbike, then catch a magnificent sunset from Pai Canyon. Not pictured here: vertigo-inducing ridgeline pathways threading throughout the entire canyon area.