It’s no secret I love to travel. The older I get the more I want to explore and see the world. I’d have to say my mom passed that down to me, she was always ready to hop on a plane and jet somewhere. She and I traveled in the years prior to her death and I’m very thankful for the memories.
Last Wednesday night I arrived home from Singapore after a wonderful visit with Rhian Cahill, and her amazing husband. It was the first time Rhian and I met in person. We’ve been online friends for a while now, and last year we started planning a visit. I can’t believe our visit has come and gone.
We did a lot of touristy things while there, plus a lot of authorly things as well. I am grateful for the time with her, as personally things have been a challenge lately. To forget about everything and enjoy my time with her was a blessing.
One of the many places we visited was Raffles Hotel. It’s the oldest hotel in Singapore and where the Singapore Sling was invented. The story behind the Sling, is it wasn’t appropriate for women to drink alcoholic beverages in public, so a crafty bartender created the fruity looking booze laden drink for the ladies. Smart man! We had to have a Singapore Sling at Raffles for sure! It was $33!! And there was a bag of peanuts on the table, with shells tossed all over the floor.
What was super cool? Author Tina Gephart and her daughter dropped in on their way from RARE Rome to home in Australia. So we did some exploring together. At the top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, Raffles, and then to the Jewel at Changi Airport. What a fab day and we even witnessed a proposal at the top of the hotel!
Gardens by the Bay was stunning. Everything was pretty much spectacular. I have far too many photo’s to include in one post – and they sorely need organizing. So, my plan is to do a series of travel posts over the next few months.
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Wishing all my fellow Canadian friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!