Budget breakdown for one month in Northern Thailand

Another month has passed, another 30-day tourist visa has expired and another (small) dent has been made in my bank account. This month it was Thailand, which is notoriously more expensive than some of its neighbouring south-east Asian countries. However, the north is cheaper than the south, so I didn’t head below the Bangkok belt…

Ten ways to pass the day in Pai

There is a pocket in Northern Thailand where time falls between the cracks in the hills, which are inexplicable opening up. Luckily generous portions of homegrown roselle tea and banana chips are served, with jam on the side, so there are worse places to trip into a temporal oblivion. Though Pai is pretty clearly on the Thai…