The Southern Ridges Canopy Walk

Never heard of the Southern Ridges Walk before? I hadn’t either until I started my research on things to do in Singapore. It’s a recommended itinerary on WikiTravel, but otherwise there was surprisingly little information that I could find on what exactly this walk entails. Though I feel like there’s quite a bit more information in…

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Checking Out Chinatown

I’ve seen lots of other travelers photos of a buddhist temple located somewhere in Chinatown, but I don’t know what it’s called or where it’s located (or even where Chinatown itself is, in relation to the harbor). I Google “Chinatown Buddhist temple” on my phone, hoping something will come up, but apparently there’s a few…

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Walking Around Singapore Harbor

After my morning walking around the river, I decide to head to the harbor. Partly I’m hoping it will be cooler there, maybe a breeze off the ocean? And who could forget about poor puking Merlion? I have to pass underneath a bridge to get there, and come across this little food court in the shade…

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Singapore River Walk

After 19+ hours of traveling from Seattle, I arrive in Singapore at midnight. As soon as I step outside, I can tell the humidity and I are not going to get along. Furthermore, one of my coworkers who lives in Singapore texts to let us all know it’s unusually humid, maybe the worst Singapore has ever…

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Colorful Singapore

If I had to describe Singapore in one word (that doesn’t involve bitching about the heat/humidity) it would have to be ‘colorful’. Before arriving, most of my preconceived ideas of Singapore were that it’s ‘just a big city’. And it most certainly is that. But it’s also a vibrant, lively city with delicious food and more…

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Eating My Way Through Singapore

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Iceland programming to inform you of my next trip – Singapore! I admit it. I am very lucky to have a job that occasionally pays for me to travel (and lets me work from home, though after a few days without getting out of my pajamas or taking a shower,…

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India Breakdown and Travel Tips

We’ve come to the end of my travels for 2012! I went to a lot of places this year, in part due to having saved up vacation time in 2010 after I bought my house (and couldn’t afford to leave it, let alone travel) and partly because of two weeks of “sabbatical” given by my…

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The Red Fort and Chandni Chowk

This is it. We’re at the end of my India story. I’m kind of sad, but also excited to move on to the next trip. But first, Meike and I have one more day in Delhi before flying home. After our tiger safari, we spent the following day driving several hours back to Delhi. Throughout…

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Tiger Safari in Ranthambhore NP

Our last stop on our Rajasthan tour was a tiger safari in Ranthambhore National Park. The park is located about equal distance between Jaipur and Agra, south of New Delhi and is one of the best places in India to see tigers in their natural habitat. The best months to see them are May and…

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Jaipur’s Jantar Mantar

Confession time – I’m not a big fan of guided tours. Day trips are usually fine, but trips that last longer than that can be frustrating for me. I don’t like not being in control of where I’m going and what I’m doing, and usually I feel like I can do it cheaper on my own,…

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Innovation in the Amer Fort

Our first stop in Jaipur was the Amer (pronounced Amber) Fort just outside the city in the small town of Amer. The fort (or palace, as it really is) is located high up on a hill which offered protection from invading armies. A lot of people choose to ride elephants up the hill, much like…

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The Holy City of Pushkar

Day 2 of our Rajasthan tour was spent almost entirely in the car. We had to make the long drive from Udaipur to Jaipur with a stop in Pushkar on the way. It took us 5 and a half hours to get to Pushkar, so we had to get an early start on the day….

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