Tag Archives: tourism

Hotel Review – The Conrad, Hong Kong

Just as Ravi and I cashed in airline miles to fly to Hong Kong, we also cashed in hotel frequent stay points to pay for our hotel room.  We have status (and a reserve of points we’ve been saving up) … Continue reading

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Hong Kong-Taylor Swift concert

I’m not a huge concert person…I’m a theater geek, for all that I love music.  I can actually count the number of concerts I’ve been to on two hands, and with the exception of Prince at Madison Square Garden in … Continue reading

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Hong Kong–Goldfish Market and street markets.

Finally!  An entry where I’m not embarrassed to be doing something I could/will do with my 2 year old in Hong Kong! Of the things I wanted to see in Hong Kong that were local, the markets were high up … Continue reading

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Hong Kong–Ocean Park

On Sunday, we continued our theme of “things we could have done had we brought the toddler” and hit Ocean Park Amusement Park.  According to Wikipedia, Forbes says that Ocean Park is the world’s 7th most popular amusement park, and … Continue reading

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Hong Kong-New Town Plaza (including Snoopy World)

Once we arrived in Hong Kong, the rest of our first day was devoted to tracking down local sim cards with data plans (which allowed Ravi and I to maintain internet access on our respective smartphones–god forbid we miss a … Continue reading

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Thailand, Part 2 (warning photo and video heavy)

Ravi and I debated at some length what, if any, adventures we wanted to seek out beyond the resort.  One of the recent seasons of “The Amazing Race” had an episode in Phuket, and I’d been impressed by the part … Continue reading

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Sentosa Luge and Skyride

Today my in-laws and I took the Hippo Citytours around Singapore, including the link bus to Sentosa. Once on Sentosa, I was suprised when my Father in Law was up for the Luge ride.  It’s one of the many things … Continue reading

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Hawker Stand Food, Part 2 of a billion or so…sugar cane juice (edited)

This is sugar cane juice. Freshly made at the Hawker Stand (the ONLY way to get it, according to my in-laws…or it will suck), the Hawker grinds or crushes sugar cane. They take a cane of sugar and squeeze all … Continue reading

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The Singapore Flyer

If you’ve ever been to London, doubtless you’ve seen (if not ridden) the London Eye Pic is from our Sept 09 trip Singapore has it’s own version, called the Singapore Flyer, which they make a point of telling you is … Continue reading

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Palawan Beach (warning-quite picture heavy)

One day recently, I looked out the window at the relentless sunshine and felt the need to escape the city.  So I did some quick internet research and came up with Palawan Beach on Sentosa (the resort island connected to … Continue reading

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