Scooter Rental and Rain Delay
For 1300B I was on my way with a bike rental for a week. I made it back to the hostel planning on packing my bag onto the bike and heading out. As I rode back to the hostel I noticed the sun was missing and the skies were getting fairly dark. It was only noon... so upon weather consultation, it appears as though I was not meant to leave that day. Rain was forecasted the ENTIRE span of my route. And there is only one road between Chiang Mai and Pai. So having no other options, I begrudgingly rebooked one more night in the hostel and would wait to leave until the next day. I did not want to ride a tiny scooter, loaded with ALL my gear, in the rain, on 762 corners, in the left lane. Nothing about that sounded fun nor safe. I ride in the rain all the time back home, but I also have the gear to do it semi-comfortably and do it safely. Not so much here. Bummed, I parked the scooter
and walked across the street for my very first Thai massage from a lady who had been recommended to me prior in the week - who does massage in her home. It was amazing! There was a little yoga, a little chiropractic work, a little stretch therapy, and massage.