How in God’s name did this happen?
We started this morning shedding tears as we left Bali. Looking out at the ocean as the sun rose this morning, it was dawning on all of us that our lovely days of vacation were coming to end. We had our last lak lak for breakfast, courtesy of the wonderful staff at the villa, and then departed for the airport.
We arrived in Singapore in the middle of the afternoon. Changi airport’s efficiency had us land and be in our hotel within 50 minutes. We enjoyed our free cocktails and canapés and head out to Singapore for our final food tour.
We hit up the Katong for the majority of the evening. The red light district is a food emporium and we loved it. We went to Katong Laksa and savored the delicious spicy coconut broth. We went to Larong 9 and ate two heaping mounds of beef noodles, fried carrot cake (not what you think) and downed it all with Tiger beers. Finally, we ended with some satay and pork buns at La Pu Sat.
Beef Kway Teow, "wet"
Beef Kway Teow, "dry" (we liked this one better, which apparently is "typical" for westerners according to our cabbie)
Carrot cake. It is NOT sweet, but still tasty.
We were exhausted and dreaming of bed. Arriving back at the hotel, we went to say goodbye to our dear friend Andy. For the entire trip he has gone above and beyond to take extra special care of us and we felt really bad to be leaving him behind. In all of our travels, his service has certainly been amongst the best we have ever received.
After saying our farewells, we clambered up to our rooms, depressed to be saying goodbye to vacation.
We arrived to two bottles of champagne, two dozen macarons, two plates of fresh berries and beautiful hand written notes from our Andy. Thanks a million, Andy. You have brought an incredible end to an incredible vacation.
Champagne started this vacation, and apparently it is going to end it.