Last November (2017) I took a trip with two friends to #Singapore, #Bali, and #Phuket, Thailand. I'd been to plenty of other countries before but Southeast Asia was going to be a game changer. It definitely was!
We spent 11 days traveling to three countries. I've found that three countries seems to be the magic number for traveling. If you're going to take time off work, make it worth while. How many of us have gone on a cruise and lost the excitement within the first 12 hours of being on board. Then you have 3-5 more days of watered down drinks, awful entertainment and progressively worse cafeteria style food. Just Say'n. This was my first time trying this ever, but friends softened the anxiety.
Three Country Budget HERE!
Day 1-2 | Singapore, Singapore
We arrived in #Singapore and it was like #CrazyRichAsians (That's a movie) ! It was around 2am that we arrived after a 25 hour combination of flights that we booked on expedia.com for roughly $359 . I know, that's unheard of. But I travel so much because I chase the deals. A true #TravelJunkie will go wherever the wind blows you, for the most part.
We arrived at 2am and my friend who had been booking everything on her card didn't account for the difference in times. Therefore, she thought she was booking the right checkin time but SIKE , we got there and that was not the case. We were in #Chinatown in #Singapore and it was
extremely dark, oddly clean, and creepy. Because my thoughts are often dark. We ended up at Hostel and it was great. Here's why, I was sleepy (36 hours deep at this time) , I was hungry, I was sweating, and I was thinking very dark scary thoughts. The entire interior of the room was pink, the sheets, the pillows, the walls. It was weird. But all I needed was a hot shower. Once we we paid the $40 for all three of us for one night co-ed because that's something you must consider, we dove into the shower and sheets and woke up to darkness, because there were no windows. LOL! We met cool people in the next hostel though!
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We spent a few days roaming the streets of Singapore and exploring the beautiful places that draw so many travelers. Like the
We definitely could have spent only a day there because it's SO expensive. One meal came out to the equivalence of about $20. I thought I was being frugal but clearly I wasn't . I had #hotpots , #StickyBuns, and #SingaporeMcDonalds. I hate McDonald's but for some reason, overseas McDonald's are amaze balls. They shop, a lot, and I'm not balling so I window shopped to the fullest!
Day 3-4 | Bali, Indonesia