16.05.2009 - 16.05.2009 31 °C
So, to fit in in Pai I had to have a bamboo tattoo, get an eyebrow piercing (I always wanted one), change my hair to dreadlocks, wear long baggy trousers and gaze into crystals. Actually, there was another way to fit in - I could go mountainbiking, rafting or trekking. Which do you think I chose? That's right, I chose to have Muay Thai (kickboxing) lessons - one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
It's different from karate. You have to be up on your toes a bit more. Katherine watched my lessons (along with other falang) then she went off to have a spa treatment and it was my turn to wait while she did her activity. Her spa treatment was split into two. The second session was in the evening so I had a foot massage then a back massage while I waited for her to emerge with painted fingernails and toenails.
Pai was ok. It has services and eating choices but nature beckons me more strongly.