Hotel 81 - Star
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In the morning we said goodbye to young George and made our way to the airport, bellies full of free breakfast (although I made the wrong choice and it's still haunting me, **** pancakes nooooo). It was our 4th plane ride in two and a half weeks. [Sorry ozone layer, I promise to be a recycling goddess when I get home]. The best bit of airport jaunts is using up the last of the local currency. This time it bought us a McDonald's and a glossy magazine. My ...
... diminished by the doing of it.
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... Osaka we would be staying at in a week on the last night in Asia. We put our Singapore bound suitcase in a storage locker for the afternoon – and for those of you who are counting, our 4th bag folded up and fit into our Singapore suitcase!
We purchased a two week "JR Rail" pass prior to our arrival (only available from authorized travel agents outside Japan), which covered all of our travel on the ...
... as well as ( no surprise), a gift shop. After three hours with the elephants we went on down the mountain stopping at both an outside market ( bartering) and an indoor market (fixed prices). An interesting tip from the guide - when bartering, never pay more than 60-70% of the asking price. However, after calculating their many thousands of rupees ( or whatever they are) into American dollars, then from US to Australian $, ...
We finish with a coffee and pastry in one of the Raffles coffee shops and then home for a rest before we head out for a walk along Orchard Road to get our bearings. It doesn't take long before we are covered in perspiration and need to head back to the unit.
The next day some other friends of Helen & Noel's arrive and we all head out to a nice restaurant for dinner.
The following day we are booked into the 6* hotel on ...