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,
“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?