Winter 17/18 – Back in Pai

The big question every year – how much more fucked up is the town. How many new buildings, how many new bungalow places and how many old places are gone. And I am surprised by the change every year. Some buildings do not even survive one year. And let’s not talk about businesses. In the daytime, I only care about the view from my bungalow of course. Still OK but was so much better a few years ago.
View from my bungalow - more empty bungalows over the field
View from my bungalow – more empty bungalows over the field

Guess I have to use the hammock this way. I see more green but less mountains
Guess I have to use the hammock this way. I see more green but less mountains.
Breakfast at Twin-Hut is still the same. I have coffee and a fruit salad every day.

White - still sleeping
White – still sleeping

Pai Walking Street

Rahel never used her new camera in the night so we went to walking street for a few shots.

Pai Thai Tapas
Pai Thai Tapas

Pai Crêpes
Pai Crêpes

The master at the wok
The master at the wok

A bit like a show kitchen
A bit like a show kitchen

But why not?
But why not?

Doing what they do best
Doing what they do best – every stall tries hard to get some biz. Some do better some not. There was a time when you could not walk in walking street in the main season. It was too crowded. Now you find days where not even the hawkers come out and sell something on the street.

Preparing jummy food
Preparing jummy food

Sure thing you have a Shushi guy
Sure thing you have a Shushi guy

Rolls and since a few years Potato Twist as well
Rolls and since a few years Potato Twist as well

We do not have the white ones
We do not have the white ones

And the fat street dogs waiting
And the fat street dogs waiting

Me need discount!
Me need discount!

Swiss perfection
Swiss perfection

He he
He he

Relax at the tables
Relax at the tables

Mojo Bar

The transformation from a Pizza Place to the new music hot spot in town. Mojo became my favorite music place for this winter trip. I sure hope it stays that way for long!

The best man at the drums
The best man at the drums

Stay cool
Stay cool

The Master
The Master

You are my pride and joy
You are my pride and joy

The second Bass Man
The second Bass Man

Supaporn "Boy" Sunti on guitar
Supaporn "Boy" Sunti on guitar

The Swedish house mafia
The Swedish house mafia

Other than that – my favorite food place is gone as well. Rent got so high that they could not make any biz anymore. That was the worst of news on this trip.

A new Khao Soy place
A new Khao Soy place

Still sleeping
Still sleeping

Breakfast at Twin Hut
Breakfast at Twin Hut

Time for a shower
Time for a shower

Clouds do make for better sunsets
Clouds do make for better sunsets

At THE walking street coffee place
At THE walking street coffee place

Last Days in Pai – Winter 2016/17

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

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