Singapore and the Start of Chang Mai

2015-05-11
18:49:16
 

Elin packing for Chang Mai the northern parts of Thailand. This is where we have begun our journey and where we currently are. Elin is so lovely when she was packing going through everything again and again making sure that everything necessary was included and packed. Well I'm not the one to speak since I had to do the same but a couple of days before her. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Here is Elin eating her last favourite meal; Hokkien Mee. A very emotional moment for her... definitely a dish I recommend if you are traveling to Singapore. They tend to differ a bit in the taste from place to place but overall really good !  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here Elin took me to Arab Street in Singapore that was small corridors of charming shops and buildings along the road. Here we looked around and tried on some clothes but we didn't buy anything. 
Traveling from Sri Lanka to Singapore is a chock in prices! It is so much more expensive in Singapore which is  obvious if you think about it but nevertheless a chock!  I will do all of my last shopping in Sri Lanka, because I can't afford shopping in Singapore. 
 
 
Chang Mai
 
 
 
 

 

A happy Elin on our first day in Chang Mai, we arrived in the afternoon so we occupied ourselves with walking and trying to locate the features of the city. Here Elin bought a fruit for me to try but it did not fall into my taste so Elin got to finish it. 

 
 
 
 
 

The map of Chang Mai, we live within the old town which is surrounded by ancient walls and moats. A charming place that has a lot of tourist friendly activities and what I love most of all is that the town is adapted and structured so that people can walk around! Everywhere there are cosy restaurants and shops, a bit different from Sri Lanka!

 
 
 
 
Here is my officially first Pad Thai which was delicious!
 
 
 
A bit after the late lunch and a lot of walking we found a small café that specialise in Asian coffee. The man that had started this café is so nice and friendly! He has helped us with tips on what to do in Chang Mai, where to eat, where to print etc. and his coffee! There are no words ! I have never tasted soo good coffee in my life, and I drink a lot of coffee at home in Sweden, tried different coffees in Sri Lanka , Singapore, but this coffee is outstanding. RECOMMEND!!! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Walking on the food market in the evening.
 
 
 
 
 
My fist sticky rice , amazing ! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The evening ended with a passion fruit Mojito at the "party" street, that we didn't know existed. 
 

Tree Top Walk in Singapore

2015-05-08
07:04:38
My second day here in Singapore Elin had to study for her last exam so I joined Alex and Tim to a place called Tree Top Walk in Singapore. It is a beautiful walk for about 9 km with a lot of wildlife. Only 10 meters in to the walk a gang of monkies approached us! They were surprisingly friendly but I was not as fond of them as Alex in the picture. Might be because Alex is the only one of me and Tim that already has a rabies shoot. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Walking out on the bridge both me and Alex were a bit afraid of the heights and this only trigged Tim.. So you had Tim jumping happily over the bridge making it shake and me and Alex behind him squishing the side rails. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Alex enjoying the view without looking down... 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No worries in the world for Tim.
 
 
 
 
 Here is the fantastic view from the bridge. 
 
 
 
 
Yesterday I invested in an new camera so from now on there will be many more pictures with soooo much better quality !!! 

Singapore !!

2015-05-06
03:41:00
 
 
 
 
 

Finally I am in Singapore at my friend Elin's place!! This week she is going to show me her Singapore and give me a glimpse of the life of an exchange student in Singapore. So far so good I would say! 

In the picture above we are eating something called Laksa that is supposedly a typical dish here, and a dish that Elin seems to eat once in a while.  It was really good, I highly recommend it ! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In the evening we went in to Marina Bay if I have got the name right. and WOW!!! I was to say at least, AMAZED!!! It is such a chock going from living in Sri Lanka in Kurungegala as well as Colombo and to travel to Singapore and see all of these space like buildings. ! 
 
 
 
 

I mean WOW!  nothing like Sri Lanka, so much more modern, technical and organised. Here there seems to be rules and bans everywhere about everything. Very different from Sri Lanka, but I think that overall you can't compare the two, they are at so different stages concerning economic development in the country and I hope that Sri Lanka doesn't turn in to a Singapore when/if they reach this economic development. Because then Sri Lanka will lose all of its beauty and charm, all the green paddy fields and mountains covered with tropical forests and so on. 

 
 
 
 
 
In the background you can see the famous Marina Bay Sands which is a insane building! and it was here we went on a chocolate and cheese buffet! 
 
 
Out side of Marina Bay Sands there are a light and water show during the evenings. You can describe it as getting a story told through the means of water and light so it is almost like looking on a video on a projector. Awesome!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Let's dig in ! 
 
 
 
 
 The Rice & Curry bag representing in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands! 
 
A fantastic evening with Elin ! and her friend Elina that joined us for the chocolate and cheese buffet. 
 
 
 

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