EN: The Art in Chai

Pai Explorer

Art in Chai, now well and truly settled into their new location, has now fully entrenched itself as one of 3 businesses making a remarkable resurgence in capturing the spirit of old Pai.

Moving in late October 2012 from what was really a horrible location directly across from the high school, to a their new digs in Soi Courthouse as like to call it), they have created something of a sangha or “community” of kind, like-minded, equanimous (nicked these big words from their facebook page) people.

Together with “like” businesses Edible Jazz & the new Blah Blah Bar, there is a new happy spirit that is starting to offer heavy competition, or should I say no competition, when it comes to a choice for people who are moving away from the more violent/aggressive meeting places.

The feedback I’m receiving is that there is still a place for venues that offer real friendship, compassion and selflessness, a sanctuary from all that’s wrong in the world. If you’re on the hippy trail, searching, doing your version of the whole eat, love, pray thing – this is one place that should not be missed.

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Galletto is a surprisingly accurate yet indolent journalist that volunteers as a part time guest writer for the Pai Explorer Map & Blog.