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Trip Start Nov 08, 2012
Trip End Dec 10, 2012

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Carmen has spent the last two days showing me the various neighborhoods in this fabulous city. Yesterday it was Little India. Perfect for person who likes lots of bright elaborate design and doesn't mind crowded shops and passageways. It was great fun, the food stalls alone were worth it. Plates of rice........and what? Eaten by making a scoop of your fingers; something I have yet to try. The fabric stores were chaotic with bolts of bright colored material, yummy silk and otherwise, spread, draped and dragging on the floor by women clambering for the attention of a clerk.

We got back on the subway to go further toward the port. Our goal was Long's Bar at the "colonial jewel" Raffles Hotel, (1887) the hotel where Carmen and her family stayed when they would be in the city. Carmen's father worked for Chevron in an oil camp in the jungle. They would come back to the US through Singapore during the 1950's. So, we're at Raffles,I was thirsty and the Singapore Sling was invented at this bar; it would be unnatural not to order one, right? I'd tell you the insane price of this drink with all the fees, but Allan will be reading this blog. Worst part was I swear there was no alcohol added to the fruit juices, best part was my thirst was quenched and the peanuts were fresh.

We returned to our hotel area and I went straight for a foot massage. Glorious. Sore feet, shin splints but the 'ole knees are holding up great thanks to cortisone shots before I left home. Note to self - get in shape before beginning the next trip!

Observations of Singapore: Young, very classy, high-heels, beautiful black shiny hair, everyone talking on a cell phone, polite older men giving subway seats up for women, one little fluffy dog, clean streets, a multitude of languages, Starbucks on every corner, orchids, the songs of birds, warm rain bursts, saris, adorable babies, little black dresses that truly are little, British and Aussie accents, no beggars or street musicians, building cranes everywhere, no visible police, no sirens, restaurant menus that go on for pages, beauty and stimulation to match anyone's preference.
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Kim Krause on

Hey Sis....looks like you are having a blast!!
Can't wait for the elephant riding pics :)
Much love, K.

Super Punka Guy on

Thanks Grandama Yinda for the elephant picture and the pigs. I love elephant ands and pigs!

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