Hello from Singapore!
I’ve been here for almost exactly a day now, and definitely feeling overwhelmed. In a good way! It’s hard to believe it was such a short time ago that I was posting on love and noodles from Doha, because SO much has happened since…
The plane ride from Qatar to SG: was wonderful! Interestingly, even though I was still on Qatar Airways, this leg of the trip was nicer than the first. It was a much newer aircraft, which came with even better entertainment system and two great meals.
Another huge plus were my seat mates. I was seated next to two Russian guys in their late twenties, who were traveling with two other friends seated behind us – a recently married couple. They were all from St. Petersburg, and even though I speak zero Russian and they spoke little English, we managed to chat a lot! This is my absolute favorite part about travel – meeting new people from other parts of the world, and learning from each other. I’m proud to say I introduced them to – what else – goldfish! I also helped them fill out their immigration forms, which was a funny exercise considering the language barrier. Meeting them truly made the flight so great. We’re now Instagram friends! I’ll tag Ivan in a love and noodles insta post so he hopefully checks out this shout out 🙂
The Singapore Changi airport: lived up to its titles (for those not in the know, it’s the “world’s most awarded airport). Extremely clean and well run, and customs was a breeze. Thank goodness! The shuttle service took me directly to my hotel and was inexpensive and quick.
I even got to make some more friends – there was a French family on the shuttle in Singapore on vacation. Je parle un peu de français, donc nous parlons pendant le voyage! All of us spent the entire ride in awe of our gorgeous surroundings. The area from Changi airport to the city was incredibly lush, with palm trees, bright flowers, and just tons of greenery all around. We also passed beaches on the left; the quick glimpses of water I saw were shimmering bright turquoise. There was so much we passed that I want to get back to – plenty of public parks, lots of eateries on the beach, the National Sailing center! My to do list grows on…
I’ll leave off here and keep this as just an “in transit” post. But keep an eye on this space – next post I’ll tell about what J and I did on our first day: slurping noodles in a hawker center, hours on hours spent house hunting, and exploring the famous Orchard Road!
love and noodles,