Saturday, March 26, 2011

Singapore

Arrived in Singapore yesterday. Today was crazy full of activities and I'm still jetlagged and half-sick, so it's been kinda rough. My friend D and I met up with his friends today, they took us to see Little India, a muslim market, a hindu temple and the business district; we went for a boat ride, to two museums, to a casino, a pub, an awesome thai restaurant and a just slightly less awesome sea food restaurant. Before that D and I also managed to check out the local food court, which was filthy but had okay food. I've already broken two of the rules of asia-traveling; namely not to drink tap water and not to eat food handled by old ladies who grab fistfulls of noodles with the same hands they grab money from strangers without washing their hands. And I only arrived here yesterday.
Tomorrow we're going to the zoo and a bunch of other places, the day after we're heading for Borneo. It's exhausting and exciting. I'm also really glad the heat isn't bothering me as much as I thought it would. My summer in Canada was actually worse than this, so far atleast.
The only thing on the sucky side is how achingly much I miss my boyfriend and my dog. It's ridiculous how much I wish Oscar was here.

Four things I've learned today:
Fried rice with raisins and pineapple sounds disgusting but is really fucking awesome

Asia has some really fantastic artists. If I could bring home everything I've seen on canvas today I would.

If little India smells like India, India smells like incense and fish.

Taxidrivers in Singapore think traffic would be better if the shitty drivers parents were present because "he would never dare to do what he just did if his father was watching, man".

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