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Singapore (3 July – 9 July) We left Adelaide on Sunday 3 July for 5 days in Singapore before flying on to London. Whilst in Singapore we did the usual tourist attractions as we did when we previously holidayed in Singapore. On July 7 we did a same day excursion to Kuala Lumpur and visited the Petronias Towers. Our flight to London was eventful as our booked flight had been overbooked and we were scheduled to depart on a later flight. This would then have resulted in missing our connecting flight to Dublin. As we had arrived early at Changi Airport we were able to get an earlier flight – it just meant we weren’t able to all sit together. Dublin (9 July – 12 July) Having arrived in London’s Heathrow Airport we had a short wait until we could board our flight to Dublin. We purchased bus transport tickets to Dublin city from the airport and then walked the couple of hundred metres to our accommodation at the Dublin Central Inn. Unfortunately the accommodation was not to our liking. The en-suite was way to cramped and the room was quite musty. As we would only be in Dublin for […]
Depart Dublin Departing Dublin’s fair city and it was onwards to the North of Ireland. A wonderful tour lied ahead, with a short 2 hour drive to Belfast on the brand new ‘Peace Highway’. The drive up was broken up by an interesting and lovely little stop at Monasterboice! Monasterboice After stories en route we were taken off the highway and down the much less beaten path to visit the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. We saw a real 10th century round tower and learn how Irish ancestors took refuge from the Vikings. We were also able to touch the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, hand-carved by monks before power-tools in the 9th century. Belfast Arriving in lovely Belfast we have 2 HOURS FREE-TIME. We took this free time for lunch and some shopping time in Belfast bustling downtown shopping area. Excellent shops, which were much cheaper than Dublin! The Titanic Experience We departed the city centre and the bus took us to the docks to visit Belfast’s Number 1 tourist attraction, the Titanic Experience! We were taken on an amazing journey, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900’s, through her construction and launch, and her infamous maiden […]
Between 11 April and 21 April we stayed at the Singapore Atrium Holiday Inn and enjoyed 10 days in Singapore. Changi Airport On arriving in Singapore around 4.00pm on Saturday we went to the Singapore Airlines service desk to obtain our three day Singapore Explorer Pass. Once we had collected our passes we took a shuttle bus to our motel. Singapore Atrium Holiday Inn The Singapore Atrium Holiday Inn has been one of the best Holiday Inn’s that we have stayed in. The motel has 26 floors and all rooms are on the outside of the building with a huge atrium inside with 6 or 7 lifts. Each lift looks like a salt’n’pepper shaker and can be viewed going up and down between floors. The lift is enclosed in glass and you can see the ground level as you go up or down between the floors. Food markets and the Great World Shopping Centre were in close proximity to the motel. Singtel Having done some research prior to leaving Australia, we inquired where we could buy a Tourist SIM card which would provide unlimited phone calls, unlimited SMS’s, 90 minutes internal calls and 7Gb data over 10 days for $30. […]
We drove from Antwerp to Amsterdam and stayed three nights in Amsterdam. Amsterdam (3 nights) Our arrival in Amsterdam was delayed somewhat trying to navigate Rotterdam as our GPS maps weren’t up to date with the roadworks which made following the directions given by the GPS almost impossible. By now we were just about holidayed out. Our Holiday Inn was close to Schiphol Airport and the weather was inclement so we didn’t venture into the heart of Amsterdam. Each morning we waited for the weather to clear, which it didn’t, so we caught a taxi to the local shops. The first time walking back to the Holiday Inn it started to rain heavily half way between the shops and the motel and we ended up getting drenched. The second time, when we wanted to go back to the motel, we looked for a taxi rank and couldn’t find one. When we inquired, we were informed that the nearest taxi rank was at the railway station which was on the other side of our motel. We ended up buying some cheap umbrellas and walking back to the motel in the rain.
Having driven from Paris we stayed two nights in Antwerp. Antwerp (2 nights) We were surprised just how big the port of Antwerp was. We decided on a whim to take a “Port of Antwerp” bus tour. The tour included personal use of an iPad which was used to interactive with video of the port whilst we drove around the port areas. This was one of the best tours we took.