Back to civilization

We had a pleasant early morning drive back to Yogyakarta from Borobudur for our flight to Singapore.  We enjoyed a final view of morning routines in Indonesia- tons of kids in uniforms on scooters being taken to school, men on scooters loaded with goods to sell… everything like balloons, chickens, greens, and hats. Yogyakarta airport […]

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Singapore Science Centre

We got an extra day in Singapore today as the space-a flight to Yokota got pushed back to tomorrow. We took advantage by going to the Science Centre. It was really fun!  The kids enjoyed the earth science stuff – volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis.   But the body exhibit was the best!!  We got to walk […]

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Sentosa for free

Well,  Sentosa for a dollar!  Sentosa island is a large attraction- filled island just off the south port of Singapore. It can get very expensive which prevented us from coming before. Here is how to do it on a budget! Take the subway or bus to Harbour Point and walk through the Vivo mall to […]

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Singapore

We got on the Singapore flight from Yokota this morning!  Not a lot of competition – there were some empty seats of the 42 available. The flight is amazing with flight attendents and lots of food! They even give everyone a little media player with movies and games.  I did insist on some schoolwork before […]

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Sentosa day

Went to sentosa island for the day!  It’s a little island south of singapore that is just full of attractions and beaches.  Walked across the boardwalk so it was only a $1 entry fee. From there is was a fun walk along the shops and fountains and the Merlion to the beach.  The Merlion is […]

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Mid-Winter Getaway 6 – Travel day

Spent the morning packing up our sprawl if stuff around the cabin. It’s amazing how much we can spread out from just two backpacks. The kids had some leftovers for breakfast and looked for the kitties to say goodbye. From there we walked back down to Railay West beach and hopped in a boat for […]

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Mid-Winter Getaway 3 – Another airplane

Of course we couldn’t sleep in this morning, so we packed up our goods – kind of a hassle carrying around winter clothes – and found a park.  Out of town past the end of the line is Pasir Ris park. It was a nice and huge green space full of open land and jungle. […]

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Mid-Winter Getaway 2 – Somewhere warm

Well that was goal… And we made it. Woke early in Japan and took a taxi back to the terminal gate of Yokota air base. We checked in for the next flight – to Singapore.  The kid played in the nice play land until roll call.  Bryan’s name was this selected!  And, to be honest […]

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