From the mountains
We've just returned from a 3 day trek in the mountains surrounding Pai. None of us can now recall what our expectations were as we set off on the trek but we were all blown away by what we did. Three days were spent hardcore trekking up sharp inclines, wading through 30-40 rivers, scrambling down muddy slopes, through the jungle, rice fields, hill tribe villages and more. Our guide Mon and his two brothers led five of us through incredibly gorgeous and diverse landscapes, carved bamboo dinnerware, spears, pillows and more for us, taught us about hill tribe customs, led us through the Lisu hill tribe village where we spent an evening dancing and eating with some of the few tribes left in Thailand and took care of us as though we were his own family. I'll write a more detailed post(s) tomorrow when my mind is clear and my fingernails aren't grubby.