I spent my last days in Thailand chilling out at Pai, a village in the North hills. Pai it’s a favorite place with long term staying farang and local tourist seeking for an unusual weather in the country which they reckon as winter. A winter day there is similar to the best day on British summer, maybe a bit warmer.
There is possible to find some of the real hippies and the place still keeps a nice laid back vibe despite of the gentrification. In my opinion it is a great spot to live rather than to visit.
My home was a bamboo bungalow for just 3 euros a night, with a massive breakfast and wifi included, and the permanent smile and kindness of Kuan, the girl running the place.
On those days as well I started to befriend my forthcoming travel companion for Laos, the cheap rice whisky.