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Rosi & Jen's 11 Thousand Beach Odyssey Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do, then the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream...."

Trip: South East Asian Odyssey

There are [78] stories from my trip: South East Asian Odyssey


Raffles

SINGAPORE | Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | Views [855]

Raffles truly is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world.   Sipping Singapore Slings in the Long bar yesterday was of course the typical tourist thing one does on a balmy afternoon in Singapore.   But we loved it.   Ridiculously expensive, ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Traffic Jam

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [607]

Captured this photo as about 30 cycle taxis turned a corner.

Tags: On the Road


Changi Chapel

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [2140] | Comments [1]

Since I was a little tacker I have always wanted to visit Changi prison the site of the Prisoner of War Camp that affected the lives of so many Australian and allied troops and also civilians living in Singapore during the war.   My father although ... Read more >

Tags: People


Birds Nests & Steam Boat

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [1196]

We are staying at the New 7th Storey Hotel here in Singapore.   I don’t know why its called that as its 54 years old and has 8 stories.   But anyway.. It’s across the park from the KTV Top One Karaoke Bar where you can sing all you want from 11am-7pm ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Colour

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [586]

Tags: Sightseeing


Laundry

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [475]

Most people in Singapore live in apartments.  They have wonderful contraptions which they use to hang out their washing. 

Tags: Sightseeing


Old vs. New

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [626]

Tags: Culture


Cruisin'

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [495]

Tags: Sightseeing


Pearl's Centre

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [827]

Tags: Sightseeing


Airconditioners

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [416]

Jen was fescinated by this lane in Boat Quay.  There were more airconditioners here in one place than we had ever seen before.  We thing they need some sort of birth control policy for airconditioners!

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Singapore Sling

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Cranes Shopping and Airconditioners

SINGAPORE | Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | Views [821]

Try the bakeries of Chinatown for unending array of tasty treats that I have never seen before This morning for breakfast   I had fishcakes wrapped in banana leaves and chargrilled. You can buy beer at the 7 Eleven.   We did.   ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Toastbox

SINGAPORE | Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | Views [962]

Singaporean’s have interesting taste in breakfast foods.   They seem to prefer toast smeared with uncooked eggs or partially poached eggs in bowls.   This morning we simply felt compelled to succumb to this ritual.   Just near our hotel is an amazing ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Buddha

SINGAPORE | Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | Views [651]

Tags: Sightseeing


Singapore Chilli Mudcrab

SINGAPORE | Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | Views [2482]

Last night we went to Newton Circus Food Market.   It’s a massive open air arena of food.    We caught the train to Newton and as we walked across the overpass toward Newton circus we started to smell the chilli and the fish sauce and the grilled ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Our first day of adventure

SINGAPORE | Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | Views [698] | Comments [1]

Today was our first full day in Singapore.  We left the hotel early in search of adventure and decided to spend the day wandering around getting our bearings and ending up wherever our Keen Super Hybrid Sandals would take us.  We strolled around Little ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Singaore Sling

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | Views [808]

We arrived in Singapore yesterday afternoon about 330pm.   Leaving Australia was actually a lot harder than entering Singapore.   The customs/immigration area at Brisbane airport resembled a cattleyard .   It was absolutely crazy.   However ... Read more >

Tags: Airports


1 more sleep

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | Views [449]

I'm sitting here at 11:49pm all on my own.  The house is quiet except for Molly the dog who is wimpering for me to please let her play for just 30 minutes more.  Jen's been asleep for a couple of hours curled up around my mess.  I have finally packed!!!!  ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


Where the bloody hell are you?

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | Views [671]

Yesterday we went fishing for 5 hours with Jen’s Dad.   We walked down Fingal Bay Beach, a glorious sheltered inlet in Port Stephens, where they shot the “Where the bloody hell are you?” ad campaign.   We shared the tranqility of the ocean with ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


Homeless and Unemployed :-) and luvin it!!!

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 16 Feb 2008 | Views [690]

Yesterday Jen and I farewelled work for the last time.  What a surreal day it was.  Old friends came to say goodbye and have a farewell drink. It was so good to see people some I haven't seen for years.  I feel quite numb and the reality of what has ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


Molly the Wonderdog says

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Views [422] | Comments [1]

Tags: The Planning Phase


Surreally Close

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | Views [543]

WOW! Today is Sunday.  I have 5 more days of work left.  Forever!  I have spent more than half my life working for the same company.  And now no matter what happens in the future I will not be working there ever again.  That's really hard to fathom ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


Countdown

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | Views [344]

It is 22 days, 22 hours, 55 minutes and 35 seconds until Saturday, 23 February 2008 at 10:15 AM (Fly Time)

Tags: The Planning Phase


hectic hectic hectic

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | Views [424]

We have now moved out of our house.  It's gone forever.  We're almost through our second stint of house sitting. We have 11 days of work left.  We've been immunised against ever disease known to man and sorted out glasses, mail redirection, insurance, ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


Observations

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | Views [481]

I was sitting in a sushi bar yesterday having a quick lunch on my own and I started hearing the conversation of the two 30 something girls sitting next to me.  They were talking about office politics and the whole snarky comments, bitching and back ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


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