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MIKYLA MARIE MANU

My travels, thoughts, memories, and love all in one place. Life documented as a twenty-something.

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE

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Holy smokes Singapore knows what is up! Rachael and I had a short layover in Singapore that was also long enough to take full advantage of. From the airport, we caught a taxi into downtown with the nicest driver ever. He was so incredibly proud of his country and was giving us all the what to and what not to do's. He dropped us off at Maxwells Food Center where we were guided to the Singapore's BEST of the best Chicken and Rice. It was a simple dish but surprisingly bomb good. I seriously loved walking through Maxwell's too, it was very cultural and I loved being surrounded by everyone and getting to try a variety of dishes. We also had this avocado smoothie and it was divine. From Maxwell's we walked in the rain over to Marina Bay Sands where we rode the elevator all the way to the top observation deck. It was crazy to be able to see all of Singapore from a birds eye view and seriously this country is beautiful and so so so so clean!!! I knew Singapore was a clean city but I don't I fully anticipated how clean it actually is. From the observation deck we were able to see everything, even the Louis Vuitton island store! After the observation deck we headed down the street to find these ice cream sandwiches Cameron, Rachael's boy, told us about from when he served his mission here. Cameron told us they were right by Merlion Park. Rachael and I kept pronouncing "merlion" like "murh-lee-on". And no one, I repeat no one in Singapore knew what we were talking about. Discouraged that we probably wouldn't be able to find Merlion Park, Rach and I just started walking down the street towards what seemed to be a touristy and populated area. Finally, we rounded the corner and saw this huge mermaid lion statue. We started laughing so hard because it all the sudden hit us that Merlion Park was actually pronounced '"mer-lion". I'm not kidding we were crying laughing at this point because we had spent the entire day being so stupid thinking we sounded so smart. Eventually, we found the ice cream sandwiches and yes, they were so good and so worth the trouble finding them. We had to head back to the airport at this point in order to get back in time to catch our flight to Hong Kong. We started to find a taxi but it started to pour rain so every taxi was full. I'm sure we looked like idiots running around Singapore, in the rain, with our huge backpacks on our backs trying to hail a taxi. We finally made it back and just in the nick of time for our flight. Hong Kong, you're next! xx, m.

HONG KONG, CHINA

HONG KONG, CHINA

HA LONG BAY, VIETNAM

HA LONG BAY, VIETNAM