Holiday in Singapore
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December 2nd, 2009 – by: domnicella
We brought our loot back to the house, opened the huge sliding doors to the balcony, cracked open a bottle of Sauvingnon Blanc, and had ourselves a feast: French bread, a whole mess of ripe soft cheeses, sliced veggies and hummus, stuffed peppers, nuts, the works.
Yesterday I did absolutely nothing. It was fabulous. Caught up on laundry, talked to my sister, went for a run along the water, lazed around the house -- a full blown vacation day. In the evening I met two other friends from home, Holly & Jeff, who are very dear to me and moved out here this summer. We celebrated over a terrific bottle of champagne at a French wine bar, and then walked down the street for Italian, before rounding off the night with fresh mango daiquiris at a swank rooftop bar a few doors down. It was *so* good to see them. We had a blast.
Singapore is far more westernized than Hong Kong is. Far more. Literally everyone speaks English (and well -- in fact, I believe English is the dominant/first language here), and the shops and restaurants are definitely tailored to the western palate. It's clean, quiet, orderly, friendly, and a breath of fresh air. I'm loving it here. Granted, I'm being spoiled rotten, and enjoying a much-needed break from the backpacker hack. My diet is finally back to normal; I'm eating the things I would at home. And it's nice to have the time and space to get some exercise. Feels good. It's going to be hard to leave. In fact, I've already pushed back my estimated date of departure. I'm in heaven. It's a rough life, but somebody's got to do it.
I'll be reading on the balcony if you need me. There's a thunderstorm and lightening waltzing with the ocean, and fresh salt air requiring some attention. Yum.
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