Pai Chiang Mai Thailand
Pai is a cute little town in the North West of Thailand, not far from Myanmar. The influence here is Burmese and hill tribe people. The crowd here is similar to Chiang Mai: mostly 20-something backpackers, almost nobody our age again! They are offered a ton of expeditions and treks, again. Pai is a great place to ride bikes. Our first night here was not a success. We took two rooms at Mr. Jan's guesthouse, 4 dollars each. If you are allergic to mold, do not even attempt. So, the next morning we moved to another guesthouse nearby, the Tayai. For 7 dollars per room, we now had a nice place to stay. This is what we like: a simple local market. Food is great and it is clean, unlike some of the main street restaurants...Side streets do not have sidewalks and it feels unsafe with all the scooters and cars going by. It is safer to ride bicycles.