Back in Pai – Winter 2016/2017

Doi Thong

After a few days in Bangkok it was time to go up north. The night bus to Chiang Mai and the mini bus to Pai.

The bus to Chiang Mai
The bus to Chiang Mai

You have about 4 times more space than on the Swiss flight!
I had about 8 times more space than on the Swiss flight!

Pai river with the big Buddha in the mountain
Pai river with the big Buddha in the mountain

The first Khao Soi this winter
The first Khao Soi this winter – many more to follow!

A misty morning at Twin Hut
A misty morning at Twin Hut

A misty morning at Twin Hut

The Twin Hut cats
The Twin Hut cats

The mountains on the other side
The mountains on the other side – with the 200mm

A very happy Scottish Mark
A very happy Scottish Mark

Sunset from my Bungalow at Twin Hut
Sunset from my Bungalow at Twin Hut

Hi Leo!
Leo is back – great to see you my friend!!

Rice harvest all over in the valley
Rice harvest all over in the valley

The boss of Sapah Muang makes it a bit different every day. This is the special VIP portion. See how big the bow is? Still 40 Baht :-)
The boss of Sapah Muang makes it a little bit different every day. This is the special VIP portion. See how big the bow is? Still 40 Baht πŸ™‚

Bungalow #7
Bungalow #7 at Twin Hut – still the best place in Pai!!

Construction Thai style. You take 9 people and fill 2 big tubs
Construction Thai style. You take 9 people and fill 2 big tubs

Now you take the little bucket and fill from the tub - the curved thing. Instead you could drive slow with the truck and fill it from there??
Now you take the little bucket and fill from the tub – the curved thing. Instead you could drive slow with the truck and fill it from there??

Some of them do come without seeds
Some of them do come without seeds

And some of them do come with seeds
And some of them do come with seeds

Morning at Twin Hut
Morning at Twin Hut

Evening at Twin Hut
Evening at Twin Hut

Another Khao Soi
Another Khao Soi

Trip to the highest Mountain of Pai – Doi Thong

Bike trip with Sapah Muang
A bike trip with the Sapah Muang Gang

Bike trip with Sapah Muang

The Pai valley in the back
The Pai valley in the back

100 cc are not enough to go up steep mountains. But the bike is over 30 years old.
100 cc are not enough to go up steep mountains. But the bike is over 30 years old.

Pai - you can see the White Buddha on the mountain in the middle
Pai – you can see the White Buddha on the mountain in the middle

Up up - goes the Sapah Muang Boss Lady
Up up – goes the Sapah Muang Boss Lady

Staff following swift
Staff following swift

Lunch
Lunch before the final approach

No smoke - nice blue sky
No smoke – nice blue sky

Up there is the little temple
Up there is the little temple

Doi Thong
Doi Thong

View from Doi Thong

View from Doi Thong

View from Doi Thong

View from Doi Thong

Author: Marc Hastenteufel

I like to travel and i like to snap pictures! My mother got me a Eurorail ticket when i was 15 and together with 2 friends we adventured into France. This was the beginning of a new addiction. I do like to take pictures so one thing leads to another and on this site i want to share some of my pictures and some of my trips with you! Now i am on the road for more than 6 months every year. Visiting old friends and making new friends while exploring this big blue ball.

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