More of Singapore

Hello everyone! Here are more photos of Singapore.

sign in the train “no durians!”

Hawker centre or market – a national treasure and a unique aspect of Singapore culture. It’s a place where people from all walks of life can enjoy local and affordable food in an open-air setting.

With a surge of flavours, sights, sounds, fragrances and ethereal feel, Little India is a melting pot of all things Indian.

Sri-Mariammen temple – worship for Tamil Hindus in the country.

Chinatown street markets with stalls selling everything from silk robes to lucky cats.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is built in a style based on the Buddhist mandala.

Have a lovely Sunday everyone!

For: ALL SEASONS – VISITING COLORADO, The Randall Museum is Back and Better Than Ever, Jo’s Monday walk : Todos a Caminhar!

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Hello everyone! Part of our holiday was to visit the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. It’s a cool-moist conservatory, amidst orchids, pitcher plants and ferns from the Tropical Montane region. There’s the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 35 meters and we descend through the surreal mist-filled Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk. Such a wonderful experience.

For: ALL SEASONS – THE REAL CHOCOLATE, Dandelion Chocolate Tours in Spanish, Jo’s Monday walk : Luz de Tavira to Fuseta, More from the Nasher Art Museum

Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Hello everyone! Part of our holiday in the Philippines was to go to one of the islands – the 15 of us! We went to Puerto Princesa, Palawan and stayed for 5 days. We stayed in a cool hotel, with a pool-access room!

The street scenes of Puerto Princesa

We went island hopping on Honda Bay

Visited the famous Underground River

And the food – delicious!

For: Jo’s Monday walk : Hetton Lyons Country Park, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…

New Year’s Eve and Day in Manila

Hello everyone! Just got back from our month-long holiday in four countries – UK, Philippines, Singapore and Cambodia. Still jetlagged here, laundry up to the ceiling as our suitcases are full of dirty clothes, shovelling snow, back to reality…. Anyway, here are some photos taken in Manila as we’ve spent the New Year’s Eve and Day there, then came back there after our visit to one of the islands.

For: Jo’s Monday walk : Lisbon… one last time, ALL SEASONS – JANUARY 21 ALREADY?, Signs From the San Francisco Women’s March That Break It Down, Tell Me Something Good #92


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Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera. A giant central, rectangular lagoon, which measures about 12 by 7 km (7.5 by 4.3 mi), is surrounded by 300 m (980 ft) high, steep cliffs on three sides. The main island slopes downward to the Aegean Sea. (From Wikipedia)

sing its praise
great Santorini
wild beauty
gold sunset
rising proudly from the sea
strong and majestic

one summer
a holiday there
it was fun
walking up and down the cliffs
to the Aegean

For: Skywatch Friday , ALL SEASONS – MORE OF SACRAMENTO (NOVEMBER 12 – 2017), #MySundayPhoto – Calm on the Water , Moms Taking Care of Moms, Jo’s Monday walk : Martinhal to Baleeira

Being pampered in Das Kranzbach

Hello everyone! We’re here in Das Kranzbach and we loved being pampered. It’s a four star hotel and a wellness refuge. The place is amazing!

There are four outdoor pools and one indoor pool, all heated and complete with jacuzzi. There are also saunas and other wellness facilities.

We went for a walk today, from Kranzbach to Am Berg and it took us two and a half hours going up and down. Am Berg is 1200m high.

We have a full board accomodation and the food from breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner was wonderful!

For: Pamper, ALL SEASONS – SURPRISES, Tell Me Something Good #76, The view from Mount Washington, Pittsburgh, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, TToT – 9/22/17 , Jo’s Monday walk : Coverham Abbey

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