Windy at the Peak

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Feeling extra touristy, we took a spontaneous trip up Victoria Peak- the highest overlooking view of Hong Kong. After a taxi ride, a train ride, and a multitude of escalators we finally made it to the top. And it was freaking windy! Word to the wise: a dress is not the kind of outfit you want to plan on a trip to the Peak. Unless you want several Marilyn-esque close calls with a bunch of total strangers. Stand to close to the edge and this happens

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But the view was well worth the chill.

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak

Jack

 

Singapore: Landing

Singapore from Above

The P.A. system crackled and the pilot’s voice announced:

Ladies and gentlemen, we are beginning our descent to Singapore.

I look out my window to the rainy and foggy scene that awaits me and I’m giddy with excitement.

Singapore from Above

I flew from Cebu to Singapore on Tiger Airways. Flying on budget airlines is one of the best ways to start off your trip without breaking the bank. What you save on airfare you can use to treat yourself to Singapore’s yummy yummy cuisine.

Something to take note of if you are flying from Cebu, you have to pay your travel tax (before or after you check in) and the lines are atrocious. I’d estimate they get through 5 people in an hour. So if you’re flying with a buddy split up! Divide and conquer and you’ll get through a lot quicker. If you’re flying alone, do what I did and befriend other travelers to hold your place in line while you line up elsewhere.

Singapore from Above

I arrived at 4:30PM, thankfully immigration moved fairly quickly and I was out without delay. From their it was a quick ride to the main terminal to catch the MRT and meet up with my friends at the hotel. And so, another adventure begins.

Singapore from Above

 

More soon x

Jack

Bordeaux: Vineyards

We took a day tour to three vineyards in Bordeaux and learned all about where wine comes from (grapes). We got to see three gorgeous chateaus and how they made their wines.

And of course, the best part, the tasting.

Jack

Milan: Milan Cathedral

We had a bit of a problem with our train tickets and ended up being rerouted to Milan for the day. Having not read up on anything “Milan”, we were  completely clueless on where to go or what to see. We wandered around the city aimlessly for a bit, taking in the beautiful buildings and people (wink wink ladies).

Then somehow made our way to one of the most famous sites in Milan, the Milan Cathedral or Duomo di Milan.

As beautiful as the cathedral’s exterior was, it was nothing compared to how peaceful and calming it was inside. The chaos from the pigeons, vendors, and tourists all fade away the minute you step inside.

Jack

p.s.

I absolutely love the look on his face.