Winter 17/18 – Even in Pai time does fly

Beer in the Hammock at Twin Hut, Pai

A Trip to the Mountains

Pat wanted to take Brigitte for a ride to the Burmese border. He asked us if we wanted to come. Mailin went with Mark on his bike, Addye on her Scoopy and I got a Yamaha for the day.

My ride today: A 115 cc Yamaha Semiautomatic
My ride today: A 115 cc Yamaha Semiautomatic

"Fall" is almost the best time in Pai
The beginning of "Fall" is almost the best time in Pai. It is dry and everything is green. The best thing: There is still not too much burning and the air is clean and blue!

Extensive farming cuts a lot of roads into the mountains
Extensive farming cuts a lot of roads into the mountains

There is a small stream coming down the mountain
There is a small stream coming down the mountain – it does fuck the road

One pipe could easy fix this in the dry season
One pipe could easy fix this in the dry season

Some Bee construction
Some Bee construction. Not sure if the farming honey here.

Burma in the distance
Burma in the distance

Up on the hill in the middle is the Myanmar Army base
Up on the hill in the middle is the Myanmar Army base

The last Village before Myanmar

The last village before Myanmar
The last village before Myanmar

This is where the road ends. A small hamlet in the middle of nowhere. Last year the government build a new school for the kids from this village and the other ones around. For the opening they Thai Princess flew in. Must have been the biggest day ever for this village.
There are a few basic shops and an army outpost on a hill next to the school.
They even have a solar field to generate some power.

Like everywhere here - dogs greet you when you enter a village
Like everywhere here – dogs greet you when you enter a village

A solar field on the right and the new school up the hill on the left
A solar field on the right and the new school up the hill on the left

Most of the houses look like this
Most of the houses look like this one. A super basic construction with a tin roof.

This woman is over 100 years old!
This woman is over 100 years old!

View from the Thai Army base
View from the Thai Army base. Pat knows a few guys here so we could drive into. Got some water and chilled a bit in the shade.

The new school
The new school

On the way back some sad remains of the big trees that stand here before
On the way back some sad remains of the big trees that stand here before

It looks green but some sort of farming is going on all over the place
It looks green and unspoiled but some sort of farming is going on all over the place

More fun on the way back
More fun on the way back

The best time - blue sky and almost no smoke
The best time – blue sky and almost no smoke

Nice rocks in between the green
Nice rocks in between the green

On the way back I stopped at the little temple
On the way back I stopped at the little temple

There was only one monk sweeping leaves. Quite peaceful.
There was only one monk sweeping leaves. Quite peaceful.

More rocks and the start of all evil - cows
More rocks and the start of all evil – cows

Time to head back before it gets dark. The light on the bikes are not really good at night.
Time to head back before it gets dark. The light on the bikes are not really good at night

Empty roads and Myanmar somewhere in the distance
Empty roads and Myanmar somewhere in the distance

Our trip today
Our trip today. I switched it on a few kilometres after Pai

Music Nights at Mojo

The new place in town if you want to hear loud handmade music. The pictures are from a few evenings.

Back at Mojo - Supaporn Santi on the guitar
Back at Mojo – Supaporn Santi on the guitar

Wiriya Wiseatkun - the Pai Multitalent
Wiriya Wiseatkun – the Pai Multitalent

Always nice to listen to her
Always nice to listen to her

Only one song but nice
She sang nly one song

Open mic - everybody can come on stage!
Open mic – everybody can come on stage!

Kittideis Bunthanom
Kittideis Bunthanom

Evenings like this!
Evenings like this!

And there was this guy! Tepraksa Aekchai
And there was this guy! Tepraksa Aekchai

He is 110% full power all the time
He is 110% full power all the time

Full power
Full power

There you go!
There you go!

The base players usually prefer this corner
The bass players usually prefer this corner

Rock' n' Roll it is!
Rock' n' Roll it is!

The other bass man in the back
The other bass man in the back

Nate
Nate

The one and only KOB Drummer
The one and only KOB Drummer

Jason long hair
Jason long hair

Mr Base
Mr Base

One of the house drummers
One of the house drummers

And the usual Pai Days

Breakfast is included with the bungalow at Twin Hut. They stop serving before 11 so you have to set the alarm at 10:50 and order at last. I have only a fruit salad and black coffee every day and so the day starts.
You meet everybody at the breakfast tables and sometimes you sit here and chat till way after midday.
After that it is usually email and internet and before you know it is time for the sunset beer. From time to time somebody might visit, you might need something from town. The days fly and so do the weeks.
Evenings usually are filled with music or a birthday party or something like that. Some evenings we are too lazy to go out and hang at our campfire. If I am lucky somebody does a BBQ.

In the begin of the season one is about 0,50€
In the begin of the season one is about 0,50€

Sundowner in the hammock
Sundowner in the hammock

Fresh from the tree in front of the bungalow!
Fresh from the tree in front of the bungalow!

The Twin-Hut gang
The Twin-Hut gang

Fat Cat Vegetarian Burger
Fat Cat Vegetarian Burger

Woah - even the filter is golden
Woah – even the filter is golden

Monster Khao Soi Tofu
Monster Khao Soi Tofu

Laundry day for Children Day
Laundry day for Children Day. Great idea! The kids collect their old toys and they get donated to kids that have no toys. recycling at its best!

In the night they got moved under the roof
In the night they got moved under the roof

Khao Soi again!
Khao Soi again!

White sleeps and sleeps
White sleeps and sleeps

Nice colours
Nice colours

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Marc Hastenteufel

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.