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    Default Hey StevenBauer

    How about some pictures.

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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    De-icing in Istanbul. Or how to turn a 9-1/2 hour flight into a 12 hour flight. Right after getting off a 10 hour flight. Whatíre the chances of getting caught in a snowstorm during your 1-1/2 hour layover?

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    Mustíve been a spectacular view from the cockpit:
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    Jewel at Changi Airport:

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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    Freezing rain for me here now.. heading into the twenties (yes, miswesterners, you have it colder.. 0-: ), dog went to the door - I opened it, she stepped forward, and instant brakes! she looked out side, looked at me, wagged her tail, looked outside, looked at me.. her bladder won, she went outside - and back 5 min later.

    looks like where y'all were was much more pleasant!

    but 12 hrs on a plane, this post a 10 hr flight? it's ALL yours!

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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    De-icing in Istanbul. Or how to turn a 9-1/2 hour flight into a 12 hour flight. Right after getting off a 10 hour flight. What’re the chances of getting caught in a snowstorm during your 1-1/2 hour layover?

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    Must’ve been a spectacular view from the cockpit:
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    Jewel at Changi Airport:

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    Sorry to hear that, Stephen. ( Happened to me at MSP a few weeks ago).
    It heading into the single-digits F, here. Send some warm pics.

    Safe travels.

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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    i don't envy the flight, but i do envy the globetrotting.

    musical interlude:

    "Every gal in Constantinople
    Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople
    So if you've a date in Constantinople
    She'll be waiting in Istanbul..."

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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    They Might Be Giants!

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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    The flights were pretty bad. The food and service were ok. Just so much time sitting in a cramped space.

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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    Fa Fabulous pictures, thanks so much.

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    Touristing is exhausting!

    There is so much to see here in Singapore. Yesterday we went to the Botanic Gardens. A ten minute walk and four subway stops later and there we were. The gardens were gorgeous, itís interesting to see so many plants that youíve never seen before. And we saw a Clouded Monitor Lizard! Iíve certainly never stumbled upon one of those rooting around in the leaves for their lunch.
    Itís hot here, highs in the upper 80s, overnight lows in the mid 70s. Itís rained every day, just for a couple of hours but torrential. The Hawker Food Center culture is fantastic - weíre exploring that every day.

    Our lizard friend, about 2-1/2 or 3 feet long:
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    And of course we stumbled upon a wooden boat:

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    Those are traditional woven fish traps.
    And here is a paddle carved in the 1940s:
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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    This place looks fantastic! I wonder what it would be like to live here?

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    is it always so cloudy?

    i couldn't possibly live in a place with such persistent cloud cover.

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    How does one tout?

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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    I’ve spent a lot of time in S’pore, all business but many weekends left to my own devices. Yup, it’s far away … 29 hrs door to door from Portland Int’l Jetpirt.

    Great pic of the “cruise ship” hotel & casino in the background.

    Did you buy your wife a gold plated orchid?

    Hope you had a chance to have some pepper crab!

    cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    How does one tout?
    One doesn’t. Didn’t you see the sign?

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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    Great trip Steven! I was just with a colleague from Singapore two weeks ago….your pics and his description makes me want to go!

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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    We managed to meet up with James at one of Singapore’s Hawker markets. These food centers are fantastic with amazing food from around the region available in small stalls at great prices.

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    This is the Hawker Center shown in the movie Crazy Rich Asians

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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    We are now in Thailand for a few days. Itís a two hour flight to Phuket from Singapore then a crazy hour long taxi ride to our hotel. Driving in Thailand sure is an adventure. But so worth it.

    From the lobby:
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    From our balcony:
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    Sunrise a few hours ago:
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    Thatís Patong Beach in the background.

    We are off to town in a few minutes, another adventure.

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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    Super cool thanks for sharing Steven and Mary
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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    What Joe said.

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    Default Re: Hey StevenBauer

    Thanks for the photos!
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