#71 - day two of a one-day trip to pai. ;)
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Well, I didn't leave. I decided to have one more day in this very cool little town. I had such a fun experience last night & feel like I really got to see what the town was about (beyond just the smoke) & I wanted more time here. It took me 3 - 4ish hours to get here - so I wanted to take more advantage of it.
So, I met up with Allie for breakfast at this AWESOME place. I had cinnamon pineapple pancakes!!! And yes, I took a picture of them. They were SOOOO GOOD. And the coffee was great too! Perfect.
I then set about arranging to be here for the day - changed my accomodation (I wasn't in love with mine) to where Allie is staying, cancelled my reservation in Chiang Mai & changed my reservation for the mini-van back to Chiang Mai.
Anyway, I decided to give the motorbike a whirl again & I headed out to the waterfalls! The drive out there was GREAT. I loved it - feeling super comfortable riding on the bike and the whole left-hand side of the road is no problem at all after NZ. The ride out to the falls was my favorite part - it was so cool to see all the tiny little thatch houses & fields & it's just so rural Thailand. The waterfall wasn't that impressive - but it was great to see a bunch of Thai kids playing in the water.
This is when I had my little, what I'm calling, "motorbike experience". Okay, so you need to know, first of all - that I'm okay. I'm totally fine. No broken bones or anything like that. Just a couple little scrapes and bumps. :) Yes, I fell over on my bike. I know it sounds bad - but it really wasn't that terrible. I was comign down a hill and I saw some cool ox-like creatures that I just had to take a picture of, so I decided to stop. Well, downhill on a motorbike where there's some dirt is not the best place to slow down & stop I found out. I ended up skidding just a tad bit and falling down. It was totally like my little fall on the bike on the Otago Central Rail Trail.
After my little bike trip - I met up with Allie and we went to Fluid - this awesome POOL. It felt so nice to just chill out. It gets SO hot during the day that it's best to lay low. So that's what we did.
What a great day!! Then, on the way back into "town", I ran into Sandy & Otto - the two folks who were on my mini-van out here. They have a shop here & Otto is an artist. It was great to see them.
And now, I'm updating my blog. I figured I would take advantage of this awesome internet shop. So, I'll do this for a couple more minutes, then I need a massage. :) Not only because it's what I do here - but I think my body could use it after the little "experience" I had today!
Anyway - it's been a lot of fun hanging out with Allie & I think we'll go out to dinner & then check out the bar scene again later. FUN!
Korp kum kaaaaaaaa!!!! :)