Songthaews, Trains and Motorcycles
Chiang Mai Travel Blog› entry 13 of 49 › view all entries
Hmm, well lets see, I guess I haven't updated since I got back from Pai have I? So here's what I've been up to....
I spent about 2 days in Pai staying in my little hut, as you can see in my last post. I was with Mark, Lorna and Kylie who I'd met before at the Green Tulip so was cool to catch up with them. They'd been there for about a week but god knows what they'd been up to because there was nothing to do! Just lie in a hammock and appreciate the scenery I guess....or get a pedicure as I found myself doing on my second day. Your feet get so mucky here wearing flip flops all the time! So I now have lovely silvery toenails and perfect cuticles :) We went to this big bar called Ting Tongs both nights I was there. There's weren't many people about but it was outside and they had a bonfire so that was cool.
Then on our last night we bought chinese fire lanterns, which you burn the bottom of until they fill with hot air, then they float off prettily into the night sky.
After that I was feeling fairly adventurous so decided to skip the traffic by taking a motorcycle taxi. This middle aged lady pitched up on her scooter so off we went! We zipped in and out of traffic for the next half hour, me clinging to her with one hand and to the pylion with the other. It was rather fun actually. She dropped me off near the Flower Festival parade, which is the reason I'm still in Chiang Mai, and I took plenty of photos of that. After I'd seen plenty of flowers I grabbed some random Thai food (you know, barbecued squid on a stick, that sort of thing) and sat myself down in the park where the festival was centred. Then I treated myself to a foot massage. Not bad for one morning I thought!
Have compensated this afternoon by doing absolutely nothing except spending a good two hours on Skype and eating a mussaman curry.
Anyhoo, running out of internet minutes, which are costing me the princely sum of 20p an hour, plus I've been here for 3! So au revoir mes amis x