Does travel make you more creative? More compassionate?Yes, if you travel with those intentions.
Why Singapore? Mainly, I have a college friend who married her college sweetheart, who was from there. They settled there where they raised their family. I had heard about this little country that could for many different reasons (Singapore math!). I had reconnected with June through Facebook, email, and a college reunion and found that we still had a strong bond, so I decided to visit.
Note to self: Write a blog piece about why I loved this so much. After the exhibit, June took us to lunch on the 5th floor from which we had this view.
Our lunch was a selection of salads, and also healthy juices. It was elegant and healthy! Loved it.
Oh, by the way - our hotel. Turns out it was in the "red light" district, but we found it to be an interesting neighborhood, not at all scary. Lots of lights and "red lanterns." I mistakenly booked this hotel (Fragrance Hotel - Ruby) as I booked it thinking I could get out of it without penalty if I found a better one. It turns out it was non-refundable. Lots of problems with the booking - I thought I booked 2 twins but they gave us a double (and a small one) so we had to upgrade to get the 2 beds. Here they are. The hotel itself was clean, and we were only there to shower and sleep, and the staff was very friendly.
I have traveled quite a bit, and am using this page to record some memories. Travel is a wonderful education, expanding your view of the world, of other cultures, of the beauty of diversity.