Boats, Borders, Busses, and Mini-Busses
Pai Travel Blog› entry 25 of 26 › view all entries
August 22nd, 2008 – by: Zymosis
After arriving in Chiang Mai at 4pm, I bought a 4:30 ticket to Pai, another four hours away. The Germans were staying in Chiang Mai so I said goodbye until the next time we shall randomly meet. After a quick fried rice snack I hopped on the minibus to Pai.
The road to Pai is a spectacular collection of twists and turns, snaking through the mountains seemingly forever. This would be a LOT of fun on a motorcycle or in a fun car. After a few rifle-toting police checkpoints, I finally arrived and checked myself into the guesthouse across the street from the bus station for a reasonable $3/night. I grabbed dinner with some German girls who arrived at the bus station at the same time and ended up at the same guesthouse.
So now I get to spend the rest of my trip relaxing in Pai before heading back to Bangkok to fly home. Pai is known as being a small, laid back hippy down, a place to unwind and do nothing. A place to see waterfalls and see temples and get massages and buy trinkets and relax. So that's what I'm going to do.
Oh, and on a totally unrelated note I'm becoming interested in autocatalytic sets, complex systems, and increasing-returns economics.
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