Go up high ... Go to Pai!!
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December 16-21, 2005
Just broke up with my ex so I had to go to somewhere to help me forget about this. Pai is the best choice. A small town among the surronded hills in Maehongsorn province, northern Thailand. I decided to go there with other 3 friends who had quite the same situation. Pai is known of a romantic place, it would be better if we came with our lovers. But we played joke on ourselves. Went to a romantic place when we just broke up. Shame!
Goodbye a busy, crazy, noisy city to an opposite living style. Moved from a tiny space to have a breath of fresh air in a large field. If it's not a happiness, which word would be better?
When i stepped on Pai, i felt pity for my last three winters which i stuck at home or just spent time in the nearest towns instead of come here.
Even though i didn't see the most beautiful Pai but i still can feel its spirit. People lifestyle was more beautiful than a lifestyle in a big city.
Each day in Pai with the nice feeling have made me forget the someone that i ran away. Yeah, i shouldn't have been thought of that bad thing while the beautiful thing is standing in front of me. There has more thing to learn in the beautiful world, even in this small town was more interesting than one man.
Now Pai has more pubs, shops and more facility places to make it being more civilized but it's still different from a very very tourist city as Samui. Future of Pai would not be different from Samui Today if the inverstors are only looking for the benefits. Make it more civilization and forget the local custom? If the town changed, people changed too. Then desire will become the main thought, awful.
I hope there will still has the beautiful thing for you to see when you have a chance to go there. And i hope this little town which is the town of loving nature, loving peace people and people who wants to feel something different from wherever they came from might not become just another tourist town which only want to make money from travellers but still be a nice town which has the beautiful places and beautiful people forever.