11 Moments from Hong Kong + Thailand / by Midori Ng

Over the summer, I spent eight days in Southeast Asia. My boyfriend Akaash and I decided in this short time span to hit two countries and three cities: Hong Kong, Chiang Mai, and Bangkok. Our trip was filled with great company, fantastic food, and a mix of tourist vs. local destinations. Here’s 11 photos of some of our favorite moments. 

DAY 1-3: HONG KONG, HONG KONG

In front of the bustling tourist destination Ladies Market (where you can practice your haggling skills).

In front of the bustling tourist destination Ladies Market (where you can practice your haggling skills).

A snapshot of the city from the Peak.

A snapshot of the city from the Peak.

Photographed while taking a walk through Repulse Bay.

Photographed while taking a walk through Repulse Bay.

360 view of the island from the top of Dragon's Back trail.

360 view of the island from the top of Dragon's Back trail.

 

DAY 3-6: CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

The courtyard of Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa. 

The courtyard of Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa. 

As seen on Anthony Bourdain, we had to try the pork leg from the Khao Kha Moo Chang Phueak stand.

As seen on Anthony Bourdain, we had to try the pork leg from the Khao Kha Moo Chang Phueak stand.

Wat Buppharam. The first temple we visited! I recommend seeing Wat Chedi Luang and Doi Suthep while you’re in Chiang Mai too.

Wat Buppharam. The first temple we visited! I recommend seeing Wat Chedi Luang and Doi Suthep while you’re in Chiang Mai too.

Our go-to snack while in Thailand: Fresh grilled pork cutlets at the Sunday Night Market Walking Street outside of the Tha Pae Gate. 

Our go-to snack while in Thailand: Fresh grilled pork cutlets at the Sunday Night Market Walking Street outside of the Tha Pae Gate. 

 

DAY 6-8: BANGKOK, THAILAND

The surreal and beautiful Grand Eastin infinity pool overlooking the city of Bangkok.

The surreal and beautiful Grand Eastin infinity pool overlooking the city of Bangkok.

Taling Chan Floating Market was less traveled than most floating markets in Bangkok - which is exactly what we loved about it! 

Taling Chan Floating Market was less traveled than most floating markets in Bangkok - which is exactly what we loved about it! 

Wat Pho temples making us feel so small.

Wat Pho temples making us feel so small.

Thank you Hong Kong + Thailand for making our summer adventure one for the books. We’ll see you soon!