Day 6 – Myawadee

2pm, took a motorbike taxi to the THai Myanmar border. Tourists can cross over to Myanmar and visit the town as long as they have their passport. The Myanmar immigrations will keep the passport and you have to return to Thailand by 5pm latest. I have 3 hours.On the Thai-Myanmar…

Day 5 – To Mae Sariang

I need more time. 2pm after the village visit, rushed to take bus to Mae Sariang, thats like 4 hours south. Flemming had tons of stuff/souvenirs in his pack. Mailed home at the post office. Some screw up or what, maybe they couldnt understand him, we nearly missed the 2…

Day 5 – Longnecked Karen

Day 5, woke up about 6.30, went down to the morning market. Local crowd. Took in the smells and sights, nice. Early at 8 oclock, set off for Longnecked Karen village. Again got a good deal, planning everything ourselves. The agency charged 1000baht/pax, we went with Flemming's guesthouse person and…

Day 4 – To Mae Hong Son

Waited in Soppong for the next bus out to Mae Hong Son. This time the bus was full as hell... Had to stand all the way for 2.5 hours. There were hill tribe people, bunch of army guys, pregnant women, one angmoh (flemming), and a whole bunch of others. Amazing…

Day 4 – Off to See Caves

Right, day 4. I'm done with Pai, time to go to Mae Hong Son, down the provincial capital. 9 o clock bus ride. Up and down mountains again. This time bus was almost empty. Met this Danish guy Flemming on the bus, who just finished his pilot training and taking…

Day 3 – The Waterfall that wasnt

On way back, passed by sign that said Mae Yen Waterfall. Followed a dirt trail in, thinking I'd visit the falls. Passed by plenty of padi fields, then started to go in between the hills. Road started to get really muddy...After 30+ minutes of aching thighs and submerged tires, ready…

Day 2 – Wandering in Pai

Decided to shower, then look around town a bit. People here from everywhere, lots of angmohs 'farangs' who somehow know each other. Yeah been here that long. Lots of hill tribe colourfully dressed women, thai army guys, thai locals, muslims in headdresses. Practically a mish mash of people. Dreadlocked hippy…

Day 2 – Chiangmai to Pai

Day 2. Took a Tuktuk down to Arcade bus station, to catch the local 9am aircon bus to Pai. 4 hour bus ride (longer, it drizzled again like last night), up and down winding mountain slopes. Pai is located in a valley. Bus occupants, 4 backpackers from Germany, touring Asia.…