On the Plane: Pai to Chiang Mai

This trip, the modes of travelling were as thrilling as the destinations themselves. Never flown a propel plane before. And Pai served me that on the way back to Chiang Mai. On top of that, it could be interesting to see the Pai and Chiang Mai from above.

Leaving Pai
Original posted on Instagram, Leaving Pai

See the plane arriving.

I was the last passenger of twelve plus one child who checked in at the Pai Airport. So I was put in the worst seat possible on the planeā€”in the middle on the back row. I beat myself up for that. But it turned out to be a favour for me. The spot allowed me to see outside the plane evenly through three windows: left, right, and the left back (the door was on the right back). Even better, there was no announcement to turn off electronic devices. Nonetheless, I switched my phone to inflight mode, just for a peace of mind.

Boarding the Aircraft
Original posted on Instagram, Boarding the Aircraft

When the plane took off and flew over Pai in low altitude, it revealed the town intimately. As it went further away, you could see the roads through green valleys until it lift above the cloud.

Pai from Above
Original posted on Instagram, Pai from Above

The ValleyOriginal posted on Instagram, The Valley

It was not too long when the plane lowered as it was approaching Chiang Mai. What was so evident was the change of landscape. To me, the most stunning view was that how house estates crept into rice fields. They sit by to each other shamelessly, like an urban irony juxtaposing.

Approaching Chiang MaiOriginal posted on Instagram, Approaching Chiang Mai

Ping RiverOriginal posted on Instagram, Ping River

Rice Fields and Housing EstatesOriginal posted on Instagram, Rice Fields and Housing Estates

This made the trip worth it. See how it landed.