My Sweet Escape

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Waking up in a beautiful countryside makes it a Great Morning Everyone!  As much as we wanted to laze all day in our relaxing cottage, we also planned to tour Pai.

So, let’s get you to Pai Town!

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Aside from the Mango Sticky Rice, Spicy Noodles and coffee for dinner, and cookies and coffee again for breakfast – we were really starving.  So before anything else,  we grabbed a decent meal at a restaurant in town.

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On my initial plan if I would go solo – Learn how to motorbike. Renting them in Pai is the cheapest means of getting around the small town.  It will cost about 80-100 THB whole day. But neither Jessa nor me knows how, so we opted for the tour package.

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We had to customized it since we only wanted to see some of the tourist spots. Half-day or 5 hours for 500 THB per person.

Our first stop, the most distant of all but the best place to fully admire Pai.

Scenic Viewpoint

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It was raining that morning in Pai, the rest of the day was cloudy and the weather surely was gloomy. The good side though, it wasn’t hot and that made us enjoy our stay at the viewpoint.

There’s a 20 THB entrance fee but there’s also a welcome tea for you to fully take time and enjoy such view.

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It wasn’t crowded and that made us enjoy the view. To add to that, it was great to take photos.

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Next stop.

Coffee in Love

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And of course, we had to try their coffee. Even if we didn’t feel like having one we didn’t have a choice because it started to rain.

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There’s really so much love in the coffee shop. Couples from one table to another and a pre-nuptial photoshoot that time proved it.

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It was still drizzling when we left the coffee shop and headed to

Love Strawberry Pai

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We were told that the smoothie here is a must try. But it was getting cold and I was so full that I couldn’t get myself to take anything until the next hour.

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We were headed to the garden when it started to rain again. We had no choice but to leave.

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The last among our customized tour was Wat Phra That Mae Yen (Temple on the Hill)

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I’m an admirer of temples and I love buddha, so there’s no way I’d miss the Temple on the Hill.

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Our umbrellas were out and the way up surely that was tiring. But as you reached the top, breathtaking view awaits you.

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The Buddha can be seen from where we stayed.  We were told it was just a 20-minute walk from Countryside Pai resort, but of course we didn’t walk. Knowing us.

We went back to town.  We had so much time left because the arranged pick up was at 8pm.

Walking Street

Pai Town started to get busy and getting filled with foreigners.  Everyone enjoying the perfect weather and the relaxing feel of Pai.

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The Street Food

We were not hungry but we couldn’t resist trying the food.

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It was getting dark, we’ve been walking around and we ended up buying so much stuffs. We were over our budget that day to be sure.

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And eating again our all time favorite, Mango Sticky Rice

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There’s so much to love in this place, my stay was short yet it was exactly how I wanted to experience Pai. I loved how we planned to travel in a slow-paced way rather than a tight itinerary.  We may have exceeded our Pai budget because we underestimated how shopping can be cheap but it was overall satisfying.

So when I plan for another relaxing escape I will be back in Pai.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Hands says:

    The coffee shop has the Bukidnonesque vibe written all over it.

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