“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results…” - Willie Nelson
|(Overloaded vehicles on road)|
Day 16: Monday, 12 Dec 2016
Route: Mae Sai - Chiang Rai - Pai
Distance: 387 km
Hotel: Baan Aew Pai
Breakfast was self-serviced. We toasted bread and cooked our own eggs. Coffee was free-flowing all day.
We started riding out of Mae Sai on Route 1 towards Chiang Rai to look for a tyre shop. It was cool in the morning and at quite a distance we had to ride carefully as the mist was so thick and visibility was at its minimal.
In Chiang Rai we met a few Thailand bikers who assisted us to locate a tyre shop. We took a short rest while waiting for tyre change for one motorbike. At the tyre shop the gang had the opportunity to purchase gloves and bike accessories.
We rode on Route 1089 towards Pai then on Route 107 passing Fang and through several National Parks by-passing the town of Chiang Mai. We rode carefully on the twisted road of 762 corners to Pai and made a coffee stop at 32 Coffee Hill Resort.
We arrived in Pai around 6:00 pm and checked in Baan Aew Pai Resort for Baht700/per night. We had an early dinner at Nasi Ayam Muslim Restaurant. At night we strolled the night market along the Walking Street and bought some souvenirs.
We had an hour of strong foot massage before we retired for the night.
|(A Muslim owned hotel)|
|(All green in the morning)|
|(A cool misty ride out of Mae Sai)|
|(Looking for tyre shop in Chiang Rai)|
|(The routing to Pai bypassing Chiang Mai)|
|(Passing through many National Parks)|
|(Beautiful scenic landscape)|
|(The highway to Pai)|
|(Coffee break at Coffee 32 Hill Resort)|
|(A unique witchy yellow milestone)|
|(Panoramic view from the top of the mountain)|