This week saw me leaving Chiang Mai to explore more of Northern Thailand. Before I left Thailand’s second largest city, I played tourist a bit by taking a one day massage course at and going to hang out with the big beauties at ! Interacting with elephants in such a nurturing and intimate setting is indescribable… though I will give it a try in a future post.
A few days ago I set off with two friends (one of whom I met at the Banana Bungalow in Maui!) for Pai, a small mountain town a few hours west of Chiang Mai. Here we’ve soaked up the bohemian atmosphere, explored the countryside on motorbikes, and checked out the local muay thai gym. I am beyond charmed by this gem of a place. Tomorrow I’m setting off on a two day rafting trip to Mae Hong Son… but I might be back in Pai soon!
I loved this little vignette outside the studio where I took a class in Thai massage
There was a lot of love between these elephants and their mahout
Elephant Nature Park was without a doubt a highlight of this trip to Thailand!
At the Pai Natural Hotsprings
A snack stop at a farm in the Pai countryside
Sunset from a hilltop temple in Pai
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