Animal House Visit | Beijing, China

We flew to Beijing after Dhara Dhevi and spent our last 3 days of vacation there. It was a relaxing time and all we did was eat our favorite food in Beijing, went to see movies in theaters with reclining chairs, and pet Mike's mom's pets. They're ridiculously cute.

For our last meal, we had Haidilao Hot Pot at home and were thoroughly impressed with the whole experience. The delivery was prompt and they took care of everything. They brought all the utensils, the hot pot, the broth, and even a tablecloth and trash container for us to use. The quality of the food was not affected by the delivery at all. Once we were all done, they came back and took care of the cleaning for us too. Wish this was available here in the states!

Honeymoon Day 9 | Dhara Dhevi | Chiang Mai, Thailand

We went up to Chiang Mai to meet up with Mike's mom and Feima at our next resort, Dhara Dhevi. We noticed the architecture the moment we got there because it was so unique. It's a fusion of French and Burmese styles and the result is just beautiful.

For dinner we ate at the resort's French restaurant. We all had the 5-course meal and were so stuffed by the end of it. The food was delicious!

Honeymoon Day 7 | Layana | Koh Lanta, Thailand

After leaving Six Senses, we hopped on another long-tail boat to the island of Koh Lanta to get to our next resort, Layana. It was another beautiful ride and we just couldn't get enough. When we arrived, the host gave us our very own jasmine garlands and whisked us away to have a few welcome drinks at the bar. We enjoyed the view of the beach for a bit before we explored the rest of the resort.

We stepped inside our room and the first thing we saw was a very sweet message waiting for us on the bed :D And then Alice went ahead and destroyed it. We took some time to walk around the resort and learned that they had just remodeled their main lobby. It was very pretty and serene. Their pool was big and faced the ocean. We noticed we were the only Asian couple there! There were lots of German vacationers. 

The sun started to set and the lighting was perfect. We arranged a private dinner-for-two along the beach and they did not disappoint! We were surprised with a dinner set-up that was lit with a string of lights in the shape of a heart. There was so much delicious food that we had to take about half back to our room because we couldn't finish it all. We spent a couple hours just sitting by the beach, listening to the waves crash as we looked into the darkness.