What shall ‘Team Top-up’ do when Thailand postpones the ‘Wonderfruit’ festival? All aboard a flight to Chiang Mai, followed by a bus to taste the ‘Peace of Pai’. Pai, pronounced (bpaai) phonetically like (pie) is a small town in northern Thailand’s Mae Hong Son Province, near the Myanmar border, about 146 km north-west of Chiang Mai.
We arrived in Pai with the intention to ‘Jai Yen’ (Thai word for chill) however, we ended up being an Allen’s bags of ‘Allsorts’ and perfectly balancing between being productive tourists, professional food critics and party people!
On the first night we stayed at b2hotel. Super cheap little quiet hotel with great service and walking distance to town. We then motorcycled to our new home for a few days at the most incredible resort Puripai Villa.
Our favourite eating places in Pai are ‘Om Garden Cafe’ &’Earth Tone’ for during the day and keeping it local in the evenings with street food. Khao Soi is a very famous northern Thai dish, insanely good at night seeings as Pai is chilly at night.
Above are a few of my favourite images taken on my horrendous I-phone and Paxton’s top shots on the Nikon.
This post is dedicated to ‘loose lunch’. May you be having a soulful TRIP at Wonderfruit.
LONG LIVE THE KING!
Sawadeekha x x x