- San Francisco to Hong Kong: Singapore Air F
- Hong Kong to Bangkok: Thai Airlines F
- Exploring Amphawa Floating Market
- Beach Trip to Hua Hin
- Eating Our Way Through Bangkok
- Exploring Myanmar: Yangon and Bagan
- Yangon to San Francisco: Thai Airlines Y, Korean Air F
As I mentioned in the introduction, this trip actually started with a return flight booked from Myanmar back home. When Lisa and I were planning the rest of the trip, we decided that we wanted to add on another destination before going to Myanmar. We were actually leaning toward going to Singapore, but her business school friend who happened to be visiting us in San Francisco suggested that we visit her in Thailand instead. We planned to spend 5 days in Thailand before departing for Myanmar, and since Lisa and I had both been to Thailand, really wanted to just relax, hang out, and of course chow down.
After landing, our first stop was the Asiatique market where we killed some time until Lisa's friend was off work. We didn't get a chance to ride the ferris wheel, but grabbed a quick dinner and then saw the Calypso ladyboy show. I was even able to learn a few new dance moves.
|Asiatique ferris wheel|
|Calypso ladyboy show|
After a good night's sleep, the next day we headed out to Amphawa floating market. Both Lisa and I had been to floating markets before, but this is considered to be the less-touristy of the floating markets. The market is known for its seafood, and we definitely didn't hold back.
|walking around Amphawa floating market|
|Thai shaved ice snack|
|seafood spread on the floating boat|
|seafood feast for lunch|
|snack time - thai ice tea|
|snack time - tom yom soup|
|snack time - street food|
The next day we hit the road and continued our trip to Hua Hin. On the way, we stopped for another seafood feast on the beach in Cha-Am. There are a lot of seafood stalls setup along the beach, and you can choose what you want to eat, and then they will cook it for you on the spot.
|tom yom soup|
|fresh scallops with thai salsa|