Adventuring: A Travelblogue with Photos

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I've begun adding to the Singapore Gardens section at --foliage and trees, so far. If you see anything here you'd like set up on an item, just ask! Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

A quick thank you...

to all of you who have been following this travelblogue and especially those who have been commenting. I don't always have access to the keyboard here, so there is not always time to thank each of you with individual responses, but I have been trying to keep up and I do appreciate every visit! Taps,... Sign in to see full entry.


We visited the Hindu temple in Chinatown today, took a few pictures ($3 for the priviledge of taking pictures inside the temple) and strolled a couple of streets of shops. Excellent place to acquire those souvenirs for friends and relatives without actually breaking the bank, but still finding... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Tapas by the Singapore River with Asian Mariachi band...

Deelicious bits of this and that--prawns and garlic, chicken in a creamy sauce, scallops on the shell, baked with saffron, calimari, chorizo sausage... It's a sort of all-appetizers cuisine. Marika and two friends downed two pitchers of red sangria. That was dinner out on Clarke Quay last night,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Everyday Things in Foreign Places

When traveling, I love to shop for the everyday little items that are different from the ones at home. Then, when I am at home doing the dishes with the sponge from Rome, or writing a note on the notebook from Singapore with the pen from Arab Street, I am reminded how large (and small) the world is!... Sign in to see full entry.

"With your nose between your knees..."

I am here, after all, to spend time with Marika, and she is doing yoga twice a week these days, and taking a class in belly-dancing. In this hot and humid world, slow stretches seem to me more realistic than gyrations and wiggles, though I know how much fun that can be, too! But, for the record, it... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Morning Anthem

I have always loved waking to hear the first calls of the first bird of the day. It is especially wonderful here, listening to the melodic song of what my daughter tells me is one of three kinds of mynah birds that are as common as crows and sparrows back home. There is a bird park here, too, that... Sign in to see full entry.

First 5 addresses by e-mail get the 5 postcards I picked out today!

Birds, flowers, mosque, Indian temple, ancient fortress... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 26, 2007


Don't leave the Duck unless you hear these words! If you feel unsafe at any time, feel free to pull down the life-jacket in the netting over your head... The captain's name was Ishmael; the driver's name was Joe. These two looked like products of the same era that produced the Duck itself, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

10 hours to Narita, Japan... 7 more to Singapore

bathrooms for hobbits... cheap-carbs loaded food... "jane Eyre" and "Dream Girls" and gloomy classical music... puffy-feet... excellent and courteous personal service on Northwest Airlines starting with hottish, moist towelettes... Window seats over the wing... clear skies over Alaska! A cute little... Sign in to see full entry.

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