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Plane Ride from Heaven

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As we were by this point officially honeymooners, we managed to scam emergency exit seats. Swiss Air are now my recommended airline to travel with. (Handing out Swiss chocs during the flight doesn't hurt their reputation either :). Anyway, for just about the first time ever, I managed to sleep on a plane. Did I feel guilty about the 6' 4" bloke sitting in a cramped seat? Did I heck! Retrospectively, it was a pity I slept as Swiss Air have 35 channels (or so) to surf through in economy.

On arrival at Singapore, we were driven to our hotel: the Raffles The Plaza, which overlooks the Raffles hotel (still 5 stars though :P). After an afternoon nap, we decided to head to Boat Quay for dinner. At night, the quay is alive with restaurants offering all culinary fare from European to Asian & Indian; having just had two weeks of Greek food, we decided to eat Asian and more specifically Chinese. So we picked one by the water, and enjoyed a pleasant meal.

After that, it was off to the compulsory Irish theme pub that every city has. In this case it was called Molly Malones, and the beer there was almost as expensive as the meal we had! Naturally, we only stayed for one at those kinds of prices, but decided to find another way back to the hotel (did I mention we were staying at Raffles?). Much to my delight I found an English theme pub called the Penny Black further down Boat Quay, and dragged Heather in to check it out. Much to my delight, they served Old Speckled Hen on tap. Normally, I am wary of tapped ales travelling so far (Guinness tastes terrible outside of Ireland) but I took the plunge, and tried it. After several years of crappy lagers (sorry, Australia but your beers are awful) it was really nice to have a decent pint.

While we were chatting in the pub, I noticed a sign advertising the England-Wales World Cup qualifier being screened live in the pub the following night. Much to my delight Heather agreed to watch the game with me in the pub! See, this is one of the many reasons why I have a wonderful wife...

Posted by jefranklin 10:46 Archived in Singapore

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