I finally made it! I'm not sure when this post will actually go up since the wireless access here at my hotel in Singapore is so expensive, but I thought I'd at least start typing up the posts.
The trip here was... long. I left Tuesday afternoon and spent all day Wednesday in San Francisco, working remote and waiting until I could check my bags. I'm so glad I decided to leave a day early in case of weather, because if I'd waited, I would have gotten grounded in Hartford and missed my flight to Singapore. Every time I think of it I say a prayer of thanks! But I did make it, and made it onto the flight. We flew Singapore Air, which was quite nice, and I was lucky enough to get a window, so I could at least doze on and off during the 14 hours before we stopped in Hong Kong. We got off the plane a bit, so I can at least say I've been to the airport! Not much to see, unfortunately... it was still dark outside - it was about 6am when we got there. We flew another 4 hours to Singapore and got to the hotel just before 2pm on Friday. I now joke... A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step, but a journey of 10,000 miles begins with a REALLY LONG flight. lol.
Singapore is nice - it doesn't quite feel like a foreign city on the other side of the world. They speak English here, and they have a lot of the same stores and fast food restaurants. I think this is a nice entrance into SE Asia... a chance to find our feet before moving on.
The first day, I went out with a nice couple on my tour that I sat with on the plane, and we started with the Singapore Flyer - the world's largest Ferris wheel, or something like that. I wasn't sure I could ride it with my fear of heights, but it was going slowly, and the cars were steady and enclosed, and we had gotten coupons for a free ride as part of our tour. It was actually great! We had great views of the city, despite the overcast day.
So that's the first post... you can see a few of the pictures (unedited) that I got from our visit to the Flyer.
More to come...