We decided to take our 125cc scooter and head North to Chiang Rai. Though under 200km away from where we were in Chiang Mai, the drive took us 5 hours total, but included a few stops for food and coffee. As we drove, we were surrounded by beautiful and incredible scenery. Mountains in the distance and fields of green rice paddies on both sides. We happen to enjoy riding the scooter for our road trips when possible. Sure, it takes a little longer and can be a bit of a pain in the butt, literally, but the slower pace allows us to take it all in. We drive with the locals, instead of by them and we get to stop whenever we see something worth a second glance. When we passed by this particular rice paddy field, we just couldn’t help ourselves. We had to pull over and take a moment to enjoy the beauty of it before continuing on. We’re only half-way through our journey through Thailand and already it has provided us so many incredible things to see and experience, many of them, like our trip from Chiang Mai to Pai, happen while zipping around on our little scooter.