Bali via Singapore, Change of Plans

We traveled through the war so deeply and we felt affectionate to Cambodia and the stories, the poverty and the kindness of the people, the great food and loads of markets, the interesting days we spent in our lovely hostel, the people we met, the temples we visited and the Buddha we prayed to; so the decision to go to Bali instead of Vietnam was difficult to make.

 Luckily for all the spontaneous travelers like us, there are few airlines that fly in Southeast Asia which are cheap even in last minute buy, like Air Asia and Tiger Air. So making a last minute decision wasn’t really affecting our pocket. The tickets were cheap, no more than 100 dollars, with one stop in Singapore. Once we got to the airport we found out that one of our passport was requiring a visa pre arrival. With nothing else to do, we got on the plane to Singapore with no further plan.

 We landed on Changi Airport, where we had no idea what next. Thank god for Changi and its free water and cinema, testers at the beauty centers to wash us with, play rooms and many outside terraces to catch a fresh air. Couldn’t sleep the whole night, knowing we are missing our next flight in the morning, we stayed in the Internet café searching an idea for our next move.

 We missed our flight and slept on the comfortable carpet in the cinema another night when we decided we’d go out and apply for that visa for Indonesia and buy another ticket.

 Getting out of the fancy transit zone of Changi was sort of like awakening from a dream. Once again we were seeing trees, blue sky and using our feet. It’s the dreamland, the streets are so clean and the sky is so bright you’d think you’re in a cartoon or in heaven. The people are so kind, so pretty and polite you get confused. Straight to the Indonesian Embassy, an area with houses that reminds like the ones in Malibu, California; rich and classy. We applied for the visa, paid 65 Singaporean dollars and went to find a place to crash.

 The cheapest place to stay here will cost you more than a large bungalow by the beach in Thailand; and you will share it with 23 other travellers and a rat bigger than a normal size cat. In Little India, the only neighborhood in Singapore that is dirty and you can smoke and drink on the street. Oh it was frightening, it was scary for the budget we never made and it was not the place we wanted to be at the Moment.

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Bali via Singapore

Bali via Singapore

Bali via Singapore

Bali via Singapore

Bali via Singapore

Bali via Singapore

Bali via Singapore

Bali via Singapore

Bali via Singapore

Bali via Singapore
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