A weekend in Pai

We decided to take a weekend family trip with Reuben’s sister Sacha to Pai (pronounced Bye) – a cute little town in the hills. It was quite a road to get up there – hundreds of curves later we were very happy to find ourselves at Coffee in Love where we watched the sun set and sipped our coffee. After getting settled in we headed to the night market, where we found a tea ninja making tea in bamboo cups – how could we resist?

 

Coffee in Love
Coffee in Love

 

Coffee at Coffee in Love
Coffee at Coffee in Love

 

Sibling love
Sibling love

 

The tea ninja
The tea ninja

 

Yum!
Yum!

 

The next day we headed out to Pai canyon. After getting lost on our way to town, we made it to the Canyon where we hiked around, got lost and found out that jandals are not really appropriate footwear for the canyon!

 

Pai Canyon
Pai Canyon

 

Yeah, we're lost
Yeah, we’re lost

 

Taking a break
Taking a break

 

Reubs and Sach jumping
Reubs and Sach jumping

 

Following our exercise, we drove to a nearby waterfall for swimming – but were distracted by giant hamster balls on the lake. How could we resist having a go in these? After 15 minutes of falling in them we were hot and dizzy – definitely time for a swim at the beautiful waterfall we found.

 

Reubs on the lake
Sacha on the lake

 

Reubs on the lake
Reubs on the lake

 

Time for a swim in the freezing waterfall
Time for a swim in the freezing waterfall

 

Keeping warm in the water
Keeping warm in the water

 

After that adventure, we headed back to town for lunch before driving outside of town in search of the Secret Hot Springs…that were also much cheaper than the well known ones. Here we soaked in tranquility in a natural pool (well, it was tranquil except for the random tourists who brought a tight rope?!)

 

Fun times
Fun times

 

Lovely warm water
Lovely warm water

 

Later that evening, we decided to share the love of Pai with our family and made our own postcards to send to them. Love you families!

 

Postcards for family
Postcards for family

 

The next day we spent a relaxing morning at the treehouse at our place before heading back to Chiang Mai – but not without a stop for popcorn at the very cute container cafe!  We had a fantastic family weekend away – we can wholeheartedly recommend Pai!

 

Us in the treehouse
Us in the treehouse

 

New friends at the container cafe
New friends at the container cafe

 

In the swings at the container cafe
In the swings at the container cafe

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sacha Olson says:

    That was an awesome weekend!!! Can’t believe how much we fit into that small space of time!

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  2. Aunty Moira says:

    Nana and I loved the postcard ! Thanks xx

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  3. Kate says:

    Lol, that all looks like so much fun 🙂

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  4. Mum Bunn says:

    What a great weekend — so much fun in such a short time! And educational, too — it’s good to know that jandals and hiking should usually be in separate sentences.

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