“Are you coming out tonight? Its gunna be rage.”
Not since the east coast of Australia, at a hostel in Noosa, had I felt this old. Watching the 19 year old at our hostels bar pour my pint glass of g & t, two thirds gin to tonic, I realised I no longer wished to get totally smashed on a couple of drinks. In fact I may actually really just enjoy the taste. Pai seems to attarct the younger backpackers away from the beaches of the south when its not full moon party time. And there are enough bars and even a club to keep their nightlife cravings at bay. But luckily thats not all this tourist destination nestled into the mountains has to offer. The alternative hippy community got here first and its hard not to feel your shoulders drop and yourself slip into the relaxed vibe. There are yoga retreats, meditation centers and organic cafes at every turn.