There’s a long list in my head of people that I would love to personally address in this blog, but seeing as that list might be longer than the actual blog, I’ll keep my silence and trust that you will all know who you are.
The pursuit of peace and calm ends at a little town in northern Thailand called Pai. It’s a long and rough road to get there, but once you do, all the car sickness and mistakes of your past (the grieving for my camera continues) seem to melt away with an amazing chill night market,

   cheap scooter rentals, and immediate contact with a vast and sprawling landscape.

   Waterfalls and teetering narrow canyon hikes compete with natural hotsprings and cliffhanging viewpoints that remind you of your complete insignificance (in a good way).

  “My soul is being cleansed at 34 degrees Celsius.” -Darrian
 The food is cheaper (even for Thailand… So it’s basically the dollar menu at McDonald’s for Canada), the people are exceedingly kind, and we managed to find a great place to stay.

 Happy House Pai is run by a laid back Australian who streams NHL games in the common area every night because he’s a die-hard Habs fan; it has a great location and it’s only costing us each $12CAN/night.

We love our accommodations, the town is just a joy to be in, and biking (pedal and motorized) makes tons of natural wonders accessible and inviting. If you only had 72hrs in Thailand, I would expect you to take a night train immediately to Chiang Mai, and then a minibus to Pai where you spend the day and night before heading back down to Bangkok and leaving the country. THAT’S how great this place is.

Also, this puppy lives here.

As if you need more convincing. When do you leave?

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Donmarie says:

    I’m so sorry about your camera I can only imagine how you feel. Pai looks beautiful. What a wonderful experience this has been for both of you. Keep enjoying, have fun and be safe. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. emisalive says:

      There are rumors that we might go try and rescue the camera! Stay tuned!
      We’re both really learning how good we have it back home, it’s been a big learning experience. The lonely planet book you gave us has been a HUGE help ❤️


  2. Steve says:

    I’ll put that on my bucket list in my next life

    Liked by 1 person

    1. emisalive says:

      You could always skip out on Mexico and bring the family here! haha


  3. Colleen says:

    I love the puppy!! And it looks more comfortable there from a weather standpoint, and the hockey game hahaha

    Liked by 1 person

    1. emisalive says:

      It was freezing at night, we needed two blankets! With the hockey playing in the background it was like we were back in Canada haha


  4. Mackenzie Bertschi says:

    Emny!!! This looks SO amazing! Your pictures are also great. It gives me something to look forward to and this is helping me plan our route for May. Missing you lots ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. emisalive says:

      We have a ton to talk about! I’ve been keeping track of the major things I wish I’d done! Excited for you to take this adventure as well ❤️


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