Thai Thanksgiving: Introduction

A trip report for my Thanksgiving week in Thailand.

  1. Introduction
  2. SFO -> PVG -> HKT
  3. 6 hours in Phuket
  4. Ko Phi Phi
  5. Ao Nang
  6. KBV (Krabi) -> BKK (Bangkok)
  7. Bangkok
  8. BKK -> PVG -> SFO

Thailand is a very popular tourist destination, and it’s been on my list for years. My friends and I had all expressed interest in going to Thailand at some point, but it can be hard to get people to commit. (I’ve heard committing is even harder for Californians – apparently we’re notoriously flaky 😉 ).

At the beginning of the year, I proposed going over Thanksgiving to my boyfriend and a couple friends. Max and my friends Barbara and Aimee were down for it, so I started monitoring @theflightdeal for airfare.

In February, we found some cheap airfare but it still took us a few days to commit. We had limited PTO so we only wanted to spend a week, but we wanted to visit islands and Bangkok, too.


Little did we know the experience we would have on China Eastern Airlines!

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