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The Bamboo Bridge on the River Pai

Our next location in Thailand was a little river town called Pai. Pai is the first time we were out of a big city in Thailand and it felt good to experience the jungle nature of Northern Thailand.

One of the best things about Pai was the location where we stayed. We did not book a hostel in advance so we wandered the town until we found a place we loved. We found the perfect riverside bamboo huts after crossing a little bamboo bridge.

Bamboo bridge over the Pai river

Christy at our bamboo hut

It was so relaxing. We kept flashing back to our experience in Nuweiba, Egypt where a 5 day stay turned into 17. We extended our stay in Pai by 2 nights, but our schedule was a little tighter than in Egypt.

Like the rest of Thailand, Pai had a nice night market where we could get good street food for cheap. Fortunately, Pai is not close to the ocean so squid on a stick was not available to tempt/taunt me.

Christy eating a bowl of noodles

One of the most common things to do in Pai is to rent a scooter and explore the surroundings. Ordinarily any activity with an engine is outside of our budget, but scooter rental was only $5 a day. The prices in South East Asia always amaze us.

We rode the scooter all day. We visited waterfalls and canyons we would not have been able to see otherwise. It felt so good to be able to explore an area beyond our walking range without having to ride in taxis. I think the smiles never left our faces all day.

Aaron on the scooter outside of Pai

Christy cannot stop smiling while riding on the scooter

Christy at a waterfall

Aaron at a waterfall

Christy at the canyon

Aaron hiking at the canyon

I loved relaxing, being outside, and riding the scooter so much I wished I could have stayed longer. But, eventually we had to cross back over the bamboo bridge on the river Pai and continue on our journey.

One Response to “The Bamboo Bridge on the River Pai”

  1. Barb Says:

    Beautiful pictures. Sounds like an amazing part of your journey.

    Aunt Barb

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