So here we are in warm, muggy Singapore after a nearly sleepless night in our hostel (it seems that the thing to do at 1am is rummage through plastic bags and then snooze 10 times through your alarms early the next morning), but hey that’s what you get when your on a budget in a fairly expensive city.
We have both completed what may be one of the toughest parts of our journey – saying goodbye to friends and family for a year:
Sometimes in day to day life you catch yourself taking your friends and family for granted but when you have to leave them for so long it’s a really important reminder to how special they are and we missed them straight away!
The plane ride was fairly uneventful, always feels good to have a free journey on frequent flyer miles though and the arrival in Singapore wasn’t exactly easy to work out where the hell to go but Sheree took charge and got us to our hostel in Chinatown! Her steady head came in handy while my goldfish like attention span diverted to some new sound or sight every 10 seconds. We make a good team.
So it’s Chinese New Year this weekend and the area is really warming up, concerts last night and a bustling Chinatown complex made our first evening out a real sensory delight and we felt a very good welcome to Asia.
We also realised that we are now north of the equator and it will be a bloody long time till we cross south again!
Will likely post again once we have left Singapore in a couple of days with some good memories of the place.
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Matt and Sheree
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