Pronounced like "Bye"
Well with no time at all and a proper Chang headache (chang is the beer of choice out here, brewed in no other than Thailand) Angelo and I were off to the bus station to catch a Local Bus to Pai. It's about 4 hours north of Chiang Mai. We could have chartered a mini bus but decided to save some Baht and take the bus the locals do. Now I'm not sure this bus would meet regulations set by the DMV...pretty sure it was falling apart. This bus was packed to the brim because the locals must of thought they were taking a cargo container to Pai instead of a bus. Then just when we thought we couldn't get anymore cramped, we realized that they bus makes stops on the side of the road and picks up more people. It was nuts!! haha people sitting on bags in the middle of the aisles, other people standing, and if you were lucky and got a seat, good luck trying to sit in it because unless you were a small Thai person your legs were def not fitting.
Upon arrival to Pai, we immediately fell in love. If someone took all the good San Francisco/granola/hippie vibes and transplanted them to Thailand, they would be in Pai. The bungalow we are staying in is just outside of town very accesible by motor bike. We rented motorbikes for the past 3 or 4 days and have been scootin around town and up into the mountains. The scenery is gorgeous and very tranquil up here. This morning I just got done with a 2 hour yoga and meditation sesh. It was Ah-mazing! We were up in this tree house hut with a great instructor. I def centered my chi haha. So good in fact, that we're going back for seconds tomorrow morning.
On the 19th we're saying goodbye to Pai and headed to the southern Thai Islands. Absolute paradise I hear, but I'll be the judge of that. Once I get my camera fixed in a couple of days (I dropped and broke it) I'll get some pics posted.
Not missing my cubicle,