So the sign in the restroom on the boat said “Don’t flush noodles down the toilet”. Obviously an amazing past time that I have never been privy (ouch!) to.
One thing that has struck me about this hotel “swissotel”, apart from the refurb needed bathroom, is that the lifts have a modern update in that in order to go up you need your room card. The same was true of the Hotel in Wellington, the Rydges, where Mary saw the New Zealand cricket team. Good luck chaps.
Mary bought some new sun glasses first thing. Her other pair having vanished somewhere between here and Melbourne. And that kinda fixed the day, the sun never came out. We got to the botanical gardens. Just wonderful and the Orchid House being just out of this world. And then the heavens opened and in Singapore you do get proper rain and thunder!
So we headed for a restaurant for lunch. The guy in charge tried to call a taxi but because of the rain, just like any major city they were all terribly busy. He very kindly gave us two of those crazy plastic ‘event’ waterproofs like Glastonbury and we walked until we found a taxi to retreat to the hotel.
So there we have it. Thanks to Martin and Sylvia, Keith Warren and dear John McEvoy who all made us SO welcome on our great adventure. We shall post our last blog on Friday folks, with a kind of round up of what was what and also how our last night went. If we get some decent pictures of the amazing sights just near the hotel. It has been great that so many of you have followed us. The thought of a 14 hour flight is a little daunting but hopefully the beauty of the cabin crew will help the time pass and of course the beauty of my travelling companion sitting next to me will really help. Hopefully the layout will be the same as the plane coming here, so unlike Virgin and New Zealand airlines, you can sit next to one another and look out of the window, sharing thoughts. When you embark on such a trek as we have, you never know if you will get on with your travelling partner for that length of time but thankfully we have and Mary deserves a gold star, forget all those early explorers, as the best city navigator ever to enter streets and highways never before seen or visited. She really has been my Captain James Cook on this incredible journey of ours.
So long and thanks for all the fish. (And chips!)
M & M