In March 2011, Mom and I were off on our next international adventure together to visit Dan in SE Asia! Our first stop was Singapore followed by Jakarta, Yogyakarta and with a last stop in Bali.
First up was an 8 hour flight from JFK to Frankfurt and then an hour layover before our 15 hour flight to Singapore. Seats 44J and 44K were a nice home, filled with lots of movies, TV and some on and off naps. Thanks to the Ambien we were both able to get about 6 hours of sleep on our longer flight. Although, even after all that fun and good food we were surely happy to get off and stretch our legs. First, with an hour layover in Frankfurt and now at our first destination, Singapore!
We landed at 6:10 am Singapore time on Sunday. Mom and I were amazed at all the amenities in this beautiful airport. Great shops, beautiful orchid gardens everywhere and the best $8 we ever spent. For that price we were able to access an outdoor sunflower garden in the terminal and have a shower in our own personal rooms. After nearly 24 hours on planes, it felt great to take a hot shower; now if only we could get rid of our cankles we have adopted (I don't even recognize the lower half of my legs).
P.S. Thankfully I didn't bring any drugs into Singapore. The immigration card reads in bold red letters:WARNING DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKERS UNDER SINGAPORE LAW. We are definitely not in Kansas anymore! Although every sign in English does make it a little feel a little bit like home.