things to do in pai

7 Things That Make Going To Pai Worth It

If you look Pai up on a map or Wikipedia, you’ll notice it’s very near Thailand’s Chiang Mai city. What you won’t find that way though is it’s a little retro and chic all at once, maybe a little hippie in some ways. On my last trip to Thailand I only made it to Chiang Mai and didn’t have the opportunity to explore further afield. Well, on my second trip I did just that, and ventured out of Chiang Mai to see what Pai is all about and to do the recommended best things to do in Pai. The following …

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Pai Land Split

Guide to the Pai Land Split and Land Crack

So here I am at Land Split in Pai. It’s not too hot for the middle of Summer, and I’m certainly feeling pleased about that since Pai is in Northern Thailand. The Pai Land Split is looking good so far I think. The owner has seen me and given me a quick smile. He disappears for a moment, then returns with a tray of drinks. In fact, glasses of pink Hibiscus Juice with ice cubes bobbling in them. His wife follows behind him with a second tray of bananas and various other fruits. I’m feeling rather hungry now as it’s …

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Pai Thailand – My Comprehensive Guide

Pai, Thailand in Mae Hong Son has in recent years has become a “Travelers Escape” from the usual places. It’s the perfect spot to meet new people and swap stories. A small lively town with a unique atmosphere, Pai is a good alternative for trekking into the mountains to visit hill-tribe communities. Coming over the mountains into Mae Hong Son province, the clean, fresh air is unlike anything elsewhere in Thailand you’ll find. Indeed, this great little hide-away is quickly growing into a travelers’ favorite! While the life-blood of Pai is the Pai River. This beautiful waterway is to the …

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Volunteering in Nepal – Journey With A Purpose

Volunteering in Nepal can be a life changing experience, both for you and hopefully for the Nepali people. This is providing that you find the right organization to volunteer for. Many volunteer organizations in Nepal describe themselves as being not-for-profit, when in fact they are operating for profit. There are many people that go to Nepal with the best intentions and then get ripped off by money-making International or Nepali outfits. I know of many volunteers that have paid large fees to volunteer, and then on arrival in Nepal they have discovered no volunteer placement, or NGO! There are reputable …

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Life Begins, I Will Be Leaving The Office Cubicle

It was a very difficult choice; this is a secure well paid job that no one leaves, certainly not during a recession. However, it was a choice between staying in the office cubicle and feeling stagnant, or leaving and feeling truly free and alive. Last week I chose the latter. I walked into my boss’s office and handed in my resignation. Fellow nomads and travelers, the feeling of relief and freedom you get from doing this is exhilarating. Once you have made the decision to leave a life that is no longer satisfying, you will feel that ton of bricks …

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Salinas, Peru – A Great Day Trip From The Sacred Valley

As usual, I recommend just organising this trip yourself. It is easy and cheap to do. I hired a driver for four hours to take me there, wait for me for an hour, and take me back to Ollanta. The taxi cost 100 Soles for four hours. The scenery going to Salinas was amazing with the snow capped mountains in view, and passing through the beautiful mountain plateau. We entered Salinas on a dirt track from above which gave a spectacular view of the salt pans down below. The drive down the lane was a touch hair raising as it …

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Colca Canyon Arequipa – Two Days of Stunning Scenery, Intense Culture and Big Birds!

Yesterday I ventured beyond Arequipa to the amazing Colca Canyon. This canyon has only recently been recorded as being the deepest canyon in the world. However, that is not what draws the tourists; it is the amazing Condors! It was yesterday morning that I left to go to the canyon. I traveled through the most stunning mountain plateau. The landscape was spectacular, with the snow capped Andes mountains in the distance, and llamas and alpacas grazing in the fields! The challenge for me was the altitude; at one point I was at 14,500 feet. This is the height of mountains …

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Things To Do In Germany – I Solo Female Travel Germany

CHRISTMAS MARKETS During the month of December you can drink hot spiced Glühwein (wine), eat fine sausages and purchase gifts or ornaments at one of the many German Christmas markets. The markets are magical with the smells of spiced wine and the beauty of the individually decorated stalls. There are markets held in most German Towns – my personal favourites are the markets held in Nuremberg, Bremen and Cologne. BAVARIAN ALPS The beautiful mountain range that lies on the German-Austrian border has spectacular scenery, picturesque villages and towns and some fabulous skiing and snowboarding resorts. SUNDAYS A loud silence is …

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How To Experience Machu Picchu in Eight Hours

I started planning for the visit about a month ago, and the planning paid off. I was the first one into the park which allowed me to experience the tranquility and spirituality of the place alone. I also got to enjoy experiencing Machu Picchu without being glued to a tour group or controlled by a tour guide. I hope that this post will help you get the most out of the special day of visiting one of the seven wonders of the world. Ten Tips To Make Your Visit To Machu Picchu Memorable Book your Machu Picchu tickets well in …

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Sadhus Nepal Solo Female Travel

These photos were taken at Pashupatinath, which is Nepal’s holiest Hindu site, and a popular place of pilgrimage. It is located along the Bagmati river in Kathmandu. I love this photo I took in Pashupatinath, Kathmandu. It’s almost as if he is pointing to the piece of paper, directing the cow to pick it up. The captions for this photograph are endless though. Any suggestions? A Tip: tip! When taking a photo of the Sadhus its customery to tip them. Twenty rupees is the standard amount. It’s so interesting walking around Pashupatinath and seeing the the wonderful Sadhus of Kathmandu! …

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