A few weeks ago I had an adventure; I went to Singapore! The true purpose of the trip was to see JJ, he just so happened to go to a fabulous place. The USS Charlotte pulled into Singapore for 5 days in March for some R & R and several of the wives met up with the guys. When people ask me what I thought of Singapore or how my trip was I have a one word response "wonderful."
Other questions people asked me about my trip were:
What language do they speak there?
Singapore is a melting pot of cultures and people. Everyone there speaks English as it was a British colony until the 1960s when they gained their independence. So it was pretty easy to get around while there. I didn't have to stumble over words and make a complete fool of myself.
What did you do?
Singapore is famous for their food, you will never go hungry. In between eating you can visit one of the 36523827 malls! There is a ton of shopping, with so many stores and you do not see repeats; it is amazing. Most of the shopping I did was in Little India and Chinatown, I liked how those areas were culturally different and you could really get one of a kind items.
What was your favorite thing?
Truly my favorite thing was just spending time with my husband. However, I understand that you don't really want to hear about that mushy stuff. So I would say the Night Safari at the Singapore Zoo was my favorite adventure. You really feel like you are with the animals, there actually do take you into some of the enclosures..... just not with the tigers!
How were the flights?
The flights were long! And I had to flight through Narita in Japan which is not exactly a direct flight. On my way back I had a 5 hour layout, in which I experienced an earthquake. It was a 4.8, but to me that was significant! At first I thought a plane hit the terminal because there were exploding sounds! I was very glad to be boarding my plane two hours later.
I have to say over all I was disappointed with my photographs. I must do a lot of editing before I really like a few of them. In the mean time, here is an ablum of some of the unedited photos. Click on the photo below to check it out.
I will try to blog more later about specific things I did in Singapore with edited images.