My week in pictures – 2

So, it’s been a hectic one to say the least.
I’ve finished my job, flown 12,000 miles to start a new life and been quickly adjusting to this new city.
Here it all is in pictures…..hold on tight!

My last days were spent with family and friends who threw some great leaving parties…

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 everything was finally packed and we were ready to leave rainy England…

We stretched out in style with Singapore Airlines – best inflight menu ever!

And it wasn’t long (well, 13 hours later) until we arrived and quickly dumped our bags and rushed out like excited tourists to explore our new home – we headed to Chinatown where the Chinese New Year celebrations are in full swing.
Here is a snake made from red lanterns running down one of the main streets…

And then headed down to the Marina Bay to chill…

After trawling the city in search of the perfect apartment (still haven’t found it) we headed to The Fullerton in the Marina….

The week ended with some new running shoes with PINK LACES – get ready Singapore, I’m going to be pounding your streets this week!!

Phew!
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Until next week!

There’s a Snake in Singapore!

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I know, I’ve abandoned my blog!
But don’t despair, I’m out and about in Singapore collecting plenty of material to share over the next couple of weeks.
Combined with flat hunting (any tips on which district is best?), exploring Hawker Centres and melting in the heat, my first impressions of Singapore are fantastic – I know we’re going to have a great time here.

Above is the large snake running through Chinatown, preparing for next week’s New Year celebrations!

Paris – Day One

Following on from my previous blog post, I’ve put together a guide of what I got up to in Paris over four days, starting with day one – here goes…

After catching the early morning Eurostar from London, we arrived nice and early to Paris with the rest of the day ahead of us to start exploring.
We checked-in to our hotel, Sofitel La Defense, before midday and then headed out with cameras in hand to explore….Travel blog Paris - 02Travel blog - Paris 01Firstly, we headed to the Jardin de Luxembourg.
This central park is huge and is the perfect place to wander around, have a French baquette picnic or just a Parisian snooze under a tree….
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We wandered down the streets around the park and came across this quaint bakery where we stocked up on baquettes (hey, it’s France!) and macaroons before returning to the park for a little picnic…
Paris 036 Paris 037 Paris 045Fueled up for the afternoon, we wandered around the beautiful streets of St-Germain as we walked towards the Seine….
Paris 052 Paris 053 Paris 054The sun started peering through the clouds as we strolled along the Seine to Notre Dame…
Paris 058 Paris 062Paris 080 Paris 081We then explored my favourite part of Paris – the two iles, which are located just behind the Notre Dame.
Unfortunately, rain stopped play for a bit so there was nothing left for us to do but head for cover in this little wine bar, Sorza.
This bar is located on the ultimate foodie street in Paris, Rue Saint-Louis en l’Île, which is lined with cheese and wine shops, ice cream parlours and wine bars – careful, you could easily spend a whole afternoon on this street alone!
Paris 070 Paris 072 Paris 069The sun quickly reappeared and we headed to underneath Pont Neuf to watch the boats go by…
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The Eiffel Tower is by far one of the most famous sights in the world and, embarrassingly, I had never been there before.
We headed over around 4pm to make sure we saw the views from daylight through to the evening when the tower is lit up with sparkling lights and lasers…
Paris 097 Paris 099 Paris 103 Paris 106 Paris 115 Paris 125 Paris 130 Paris 136 Paris 142 Paris 149We dived in to a nearby bistro after for some more French wine and foie gras and prepared for another jam-packed second day in Paris.

To be continued…..