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|Prayer Bells at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai, Thailand|
We got back a couple of weeks ago from Palau in Micronesia and I am working on getting a trip summary done. But in the meantime enjoy this video from the famous Jellyfish Lake.
The best way to travel without the hassle. Enjoy another photo to inspire your travels
This is from under the sea near Phuket, Thailand.
Eating, shopping, and having fun in Singapore
After the diving in Singapore, we headed to Singapore, our wonderful home in Asia if you will. This was our first trip back after leaving a year ago and it was a wonderful time of seeing friends, visiting some old haunts, and of course eating all the food that we can’t get in the US.
It was nostalgic to be back. It was the first time we had ever spent a night in a hotel in Singapore and it was totally different having people direct you around the city (as if we didn’t already know but that is ok). We were lucky enough to overlap with the beginning of Chinese new year decorations and goodies, so we loaded up on pineapple tarts, love letters, almond cookies and got some Year of the Snake Decorations as well.
We realized how much we had missed Singapore, as everything just works, the people are really nice, the weather wasn’t too hot, and it definitely made us yearn for potential international stint again (but probably not in the near future). It was really was like coming home after a year away and it was a blessing to still have friends to see and share great food with during our stay.
See photos and captions below of all the meals we ate (we crammed in a lot of food in 48 hours).
Breakfast Saturday Morning at Sri Kamala Vilas
Masala Dosa and Chai Masala in the photos above.
Lunch on Saturday at Lan Zhou La Mian in Chinatown
Hand Pulled Minced Pork Noodles and Xiao Long Bao Dumplings in the photos above
Snack Time and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown
|Monks Praying in the Temple|
Chinese New Year Decoration (from Chinatown)
|The entire Chinese Zodiac
Dinner on Saturday at Melben Seafood
|Salted Egg Crab|
Breakfast Sunday Morning at Din Tai Fung
|Xiao Long Bao|
|Fried Rice (simple but so delicious)
Lunch at Food Republic Ion Mall Food Court
|Fish Ball Noodles (Order it Dry with Mee Pok noodles)|
|Hokkien Mee Noodles|
Snack Time at Ya Kun Kaya and Kueh TuTu Cookies as well
|Tea and Kaya Toast|
|Kueh TuTu – filled with peanuts and coconut|
Dishes above include Popiah, Satay, Chicken Wings, and Char Kway Teow
Dessert on Sunday
|Bread Ice Cream (I am still dreaming of this stuff)|
Things I would recommend:
- Mandarin Meritus Orchard Rd
- Din Tai Fung
- Sri Kamala Vilas
- Melben Seafood
- Ion Food Court (Food Republic)
- Bread Ice Cream
- Bengawan Solo Walnut Cookies
- Pineapple Tarts