My life offers a fairly constant stream of new learning and opportunity. Most recently I learned that among other things, chewing gum is illegal in Singapore. Thankfully I travel with caring co-workers who alerted me of my poor choice after popping in a piece of gum as we were preparing to land in Singapore. Who wants to enter a new country with bad just-slept-with-my-mouth-wide-open-for-6-hours breath?
The other thing I learned on this trip was something I really knew already – this kid does not cope well in extreme heat. Located 1 degree north of the equator, this is a toasty little place with humidity ranging in the 90% rage. This turns me into a bonafide indoor-girl, which is why I’ve concluded that Singapore and I were not meant for each other.
While I wasn’t worried about how much sweat was gathering on my upper lip, I was stunned by my surroundings. What an amazing place. An incredible blend of modern architecture and colonial influence. It is an immaculate city with so much to see. And, as with all of these new destinations, I did my best to eat my way through the very best of it.
We were in Singapore to join our colleagues based there for a large shipping exhibition. Singapore was recently voted as one of the most important shipping hubs globally. It was easy to see why.
Glad to be back home – suffering through the jet-lag. Back to a dreary day of snow and rain – it’s blissful to be cold again!