On our return flight home, we opted for a long 22 hour layover in South Korea so that we can enjoy one last mini trip abroad before our vacation was over. Upon our arrival once again in Incheon airport, Stace and I grabbed a map and directions from the tourist information counter in the airport (which is very helpful when traveling in Korea) Continue reading
Finally in Bali, Indonesia and what most people call, the “Honeymooners Getaway.”
After our wait in the Indonesian Airport for our Tourist Visas, we were picked up promptly by Nick our driver, Nick for the trip. Out of the entire crowd, we saw him instantly jumping up and down from the back with a huge sign saying “Jeffrey and Stacey.” I laughed seeing my name look so big. He brought us to his nice air-conditioned car and asked, “Do you guys want to have dinner on the beach?” Continue reading
Location: just across from the Ubud Tourist Information Center.
Hours: 11am – 3pm-ish (They sell out fast and may close early)
Cost: $3 US Dollars with a drink of Frestea Continue reading
Singapore is a beautiful modern city. Being a part of Asia and so close to its neighboring counterparts of Indonesia, China, Thailand, Philippines, India, Japan, Korean, and so on everything was authentic Asian food. It’s huge Asian melting pot has created bursting flavors and creative desserts and snacks. Locals of Singapore are also very detailed when it comes to their food. They know they have the best and they will tell you how to eat it, where to go, and what exactly to get. Since we only had a day and a half to experience Singapore, we went straight to it’s major monuments and favorite food plazas. Our favorites were Golden Mile Food Centre and Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre. In America, you can find delicious foods from all over the world, but you can never tell if it’s authentic because we lack the same resources as the country of the foods origin. Singapore has most similar resources as the rest of Asia, so everything was very, very good. If you’re ever planning to visit a country in Asia, I would suggest spending 2 or 3 days in Singapore as a stop over to experience it’s wonders in the culinary department. Continue reading
Everything in the Singapore Metropolitan area is within a good walking distance and so it made it nice to get some exercise in between the various eateries.
After a 30 minute walk, we finally reached the Golden Mile Food Center, an amazing food plaza with stalls of restaurants that serve up a variety of foods ranging from Indian, Malaysian, Chinese, and Fusion meals. We made a plan to order one dish from each vendor so that we could sample more of a variety of the foods that were offered. The first we tried was Sup Tulang, a dish from India consisting of bone marrow soaked in a curry-like soup that you ate with your bread. Afterwards, we sampled a view pastries here and there before taking a stroll to another part of town. We passed through Bassorah Street, a beautiful strip headed in the direction of a Mosque that is lined with quaint little cafes and shops – it deserves a post of its own since it was probably my favorite scenes of Singapore. Continue reading