Last Days in Pai – Winter 2016/17

2017-03-31 at 10:05

It does not matter if you stay 6 weeks in Pai or 4 months. If feels to short but with the fires on the way I get out even before February now. Here are a few more pictures from Pailand in Thailand.

Jumping visitors from HongKong
Jumping visitors from HongKong

Twin Hut Family BBQ
Twin Hut Family BBQ

Twin Hut Family BBQ

The little emporer
The little emporer

Twin Hut Family BBQ

The Drummer
The Drummer

Time to bring them to the fire-place
Time to bring them to the fire place

Birthday party at Sapha Muang - The Boys are hungry
Birthday party at Sapha Muang – The Boys are hungry

Birthday party at Sapha Muang

One of the last sunset in Pai for this winter
One of the last sunset in Pai for this winter

Breakfast Papayas in front of my bungalow
Breakfast Papayas in front of my bungalow

Surprise surprise - Strawberries today
Surprise surprise – Strawberries today

A wolf in a sheep skin?
A wolf in a sheep skin?

High 5
High 5

Clouds over the Pai
Clouds over the Pai

Mountains with a hat
Mountains with a hat

View from the bungalow

View from the bungalow

Mark doing his morning routine
Mark doing his morning routine

Full moon and a beer
Full moon and a beer

Walking street Pai in January - never saw it so empty the last 8 years
Walking street Pai in January – never saw it so empty the last 8 years

Miaooo
Miaooo

Another visitor from Stuttgart
Another visitor from Stuttgart

The Dalton's - finally together!
The Dalton’s – finally together in Pai!

Lazy cats
Lazy cats

Cat Hat
Cat Hat

See you next year!
See you next year!

Every time I leave from the bus station in CNX I have dinner here
Every time I leave from the bus station in CNX I have dinner here. Sadly it did not really improve over time.

Compared to my Swiss flight this is a lot of space
Compared to my Swiss flight this is a lot of space

Even has a bigger screen and massage seats
Even has a bigger screen and massage seats

What a mess
What a mess

Tired driver
Tired driver

At Melanies place
At Melanies place

Last night in BKK with the gang
Last night in BKK with the gang

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Days in Pai-Radise

2017-03-27 at 09:30

Only a few more lazy days till 2017. Wow that year was another fast one. Here are a few more pictures from the Pai-Paradise:

Who are you - the latest addition to Twin Hut
Who are you? Meet the latest addition to Twin Hut. When I came to Pai the first time Dream was a child and now she has a baby.

Yellow-Green-Blue
Yellow-Green-Blue

Another sundowner
Another sundowner

Dinner with Konstantin
Dinner with Konstantin

Another Khao Soi
Another Khao Soi

Happy cat - happy me
Happy cat – happy me

Looks like they have a new owner. I did like the old place better. More green - now it looks like same same but different!
Looks like they have a new owner. I did like the old place better. More green – now it looks like same same but different!

Sleeeeeeep cat sleeeeep
Sleeeeeeep cat sleeeeep

She was there every day to back up photos and snatch a coconut
She was visiting every day to back up photos and snatch a coconut

The cat is not impressed
The cat is not impressed

Sometimes everybody is gone - I have the place for myself - win!
Sometimes everybody is gone – I have the whole place for myself – win!

Lazy afternoon at #8Lazy afternoon at Twin-Hut bungalow #8

Another new place downtown Pai. From your room right into the pool.
Another new place downtown Pai. From your room right into the pool.

Who could imagine that 15 years ago?
Who could imagine that 15 years ago?

Sunset from bungalow #7
Sunset from bungalow #7

Lunch at Hellas
Lunch at Hellas

Today she fixed my shirt - thank you!
Today she fixed my shirt – thank you!

And some happy new year dinner
And some happy new year dinner

31st of December at Irie Bar

31of December at Irie Bar

31of December at Irie Bar

31of December at Irie Bar

There are a few live videos at my facebook page

For example the last 2 songs for 2016 and the countdown to 2017

Peng - thank you!!!
Peng – thank you!!! Once a year she does cook a Khao Soi for me 🙂

Hmmm special Khao Soi lunch

Hello again!
Hello again!

Lazy January - the girl is waiting for the data back up
Lazy January – the girl is waiting for the data back up

Another one of the spectacular ones
Another one of the spectacular ones

The Twin Hut gang
The Twin Hut gang

View from Bungalow #7
View from Bungalow #7

He likes my bed....
He likes my bed….

German visitors from China
German visitors from China

Vegan green papaya salad
Vegan green papaya salad

And two more videos from ->
The Band at Irie Bar: Pancakes in the Morning or Tennessee whiskey & a Harmonica

Pai-Land in Thailand – Winter 2016/2017

2017-03-19 at 10:28

The farmers in the north start to burn the fields and mountains every year a bit earlier. And I do not like to sit in the smoke all day and night. The particles are super small and go really deep into your lungs. And with plenty of places to choose it is easy to avoid. So I took a 2 months visa only – that leaves about 7 weeks for Pai.
Still I will bring a proper mask next year. It is also very useful in other places where it is dusty and smoky here in Asia and back home. Garlic after the rice
Like every year: garlic after the rice in front of the bungalow.

Bungalow # 7
Bungalow # 7

Terry was here for a quick visit
Terry was here for a quick visit

Fire in the night at Twin Hut
Fire in the night at Twin Hut. A strange winter this was. Most of the night I went out with the thin fleece jacket but only needed it 3 or 4 times. Most of the nights a T-shirt was enough. The last years it was more like a fleece jacket, a down jacket and the hard shell as well.

They get more expensive every day
They get more expensive every day! Last year it started with 190 for 10 and went up to 240 in the end. Now they did start with 220 and went up to 390. Thank you very much – but that is a bit too much!

Boon Ko Ku So Bridge

Another bamboo bridge – and it was built so the monks can short cut to the village in the morning to collect offers from the folks of the village. Hmmm to me it looks more like one more tourist stop on the way to fill the day tours. Some even say it is the longest bamboo bridge (mostly steel and concrete underneath!) and there are little huts to rest and a few restaurants on the village side. On the temple side you find one place for food and refreshments.
It is somehow a copy of the Su Tong Pae bamboo bridge in Mae Hong Son
It was a gray day – another new addition to the winters in Pai – we even had rain this winter!! – and I had only the iPhone to take pictures. I was not even aware that this place was build – the last time I passed it there where only rice fields. Hope they compensate the villagers for the lost crops.

The newest attraction in Pai - A bamboo walkway for the monks....
The newest attraction in Pai – A bamboo walkway for the monks…. so they say!

Bamboo walkway

Bamboo walkway

Left or right?

That took quite some space from the fields
That bridge took quite some space from the fields

Rice harvest here too
Rice harvest here too

Lunch break - nobody is working
Lunch break – nobody is working

At the other side of the bridge
“At the other side of the bridge

And the view towards the end of the bridge
And the view towards the end of the bridge

And from the end of the bridge
And from the end of the bridge

End of the line - the door is closed
End of the line – the door is closed

Modern house
Somebody put a modern house in the village.

Music at the Saturday Market
There is a new Saturday Market KAD BODHI (next to the Wednesday Market) every Saturday afternoon. Some food, second-hand and new stuff and music as well.

Nice Crema
Nice Crema

The keeper of the bridge
The keeper of the bridge

Breakfast at Twin Hut - Fruits with Müsli sprinkle and black organic Hill Tribe Coffee
Breakfast at Twin Hut – Fruits with Müsli sprinkle and black organic Hill Tribe Coffee

Cats awake
Cat awake

Cat sleeps
Cat sleeps

Flower Power at Twin Hut
Flower Power at Twin Hut

Aliens next to my bungalow
Aliens next to my bungalow

Isara Cafe
Isara Cafe

Homemade Ice Cream at Isara Cafe
Homemade Ice Cream at Isara Cafe

Last Morning at Chez Beo Homestay

2016-05-23 at 18:58

After a few good days here at the Chez Beo Homestay it was time once again to move. Wanted to spend a few days on Cát Bà Island and a few days in Hanoi at the end of the trip. Today the sun was out so I took a few pictures of Chez Beo Homestay with blue sky. And some with the same old gray gray.

Good Morning Cat!
Good Morning Cat! Still at the same place as last night.

Good Morning Cat!
Good Morning Cat! Looks like she will sleep a bit more

From the Temple to the back
From the Temple to the back of Chez Beo

From the Temple to the back
And further back into the canyon

Towards the Egg and the two Water Front Bungalows
Towards the Egg and the two Water Front Bungalows

The Egg!
The Egg! A lot of space for one but two will work as well.

One of the bungalows in the back of Chez Beao
One of the bungalows in the back of Chez Beao

Back to the Reception
Back to the Reception

Bridge to the Reception
Bridge to the Reception from the Temple

View from the Reception towards the Temple and back of Chez Beo
View from the Reception towards the Temple and back of Chez Beo

The right bungalow in the front
The right bungalow in the front

The left bungalow in the front
The left bungalow in the front. They do not look so big here in the pictures but they are really big compared to the standard bungalow you have somewhere else.

Lotus field in front of Chez Beo
Lotus field in front of Chez Beo – to bad they are not open 🙁

Mai and her friend
Mai and her friend – thank you for taking care of me and the gooood food!

Mr. Viet
Mr. Viet – he takes care of biz here and if you have a question or problem – he is here to help!
See you guys and the Chez Beo Homestay again!!

You find a few more pictures and information about Chez Beo in this post: http://hastenteufel.name/blog/from-pom-coong-village-to-ninh-binh/

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