Worst flight ever!! Those of you who know me, will know that I am not the worlds most confident flier! I've been fine the whole trip, international flights aren't a problem, they're spacious, full of things to do and quite enjoyable. Our cheap flight from Phnom Penh to Singapore was a nightmare. I find the short flights much worse, the planes are always tiny and so cramped, they always seem to be full of special people and quite frankly I hate them! It's not the flying I hate, more the take off, after that I'm generally fine! On this occasion I'd been feeling a little queasy before boarding, probably due to the horrific airport meal we had for our dinner. I'm quite prone to panic attacks when it comes to flying but I've not had any for four or five years so I wasn't expecting to feel quite so flustered! We got on board and there was just too much going on, people everywhere with all sorts of strange food, lots of weird smells and it was so loud I just couldn't switch off. My idea of hell! Unfortunately, my 'I can't breathe!' phase lasted the whole flight rather than just the take off and it was horrendous. Poor Dan! How on earth he puts up with me I'll never know.
We arrived into Singapore shortly before midnight and managed to hop on a late night bus to our hostel. It was to be our first experience of staying in a dorm room. Neither of us have been opposed to the idea during the trip, it's just never financially made sense as doubles have been cheaper! Singapore is an expensive city though and needs must. Neither of us knew quite what to expect, we were staying in a a £6 a night room in the city, can you imagine what that would be like in London? let alone Singapore! When the bus dropped us off in a dingy alley we weren't feeling optimistic but actually the place was quite nice! We struck lucky as it was located right next to the MRT station, meaning getting into central would be a doddle! We were shown to our room which was an eight person dorm, all men, typical! I was so tired though that I climbed into my bunk bed and fell straight to sleep! We were however, sharing with two loud snoring Asian men who were battling all night to be the loudest! I'm not sure Dan got too much beauty sleep, bless him!
We only had one day in Singapore so we decided to roam around and see what it was like. We mooched through the shopping streets, I found Topshop, Dan sensibly wouldn't let me go in! We wandered to Little India and had an amazing lunch. We didn't see too much but both of us fell in love with the city. It was very much a clean, quieter London and I loved it. I could quite easily see myself living there. Just need to find a job first! It had a great mixture of traditional Asian culture with modern Asian culture which made for a very interesting city.
We spent our last night in Asia feasting on local food in the market talking about all the amazing things we've seen and done during our time here. It was time for our Asian adventure to come to an end. I have to say it has far exceeded my expectations and we have had the time of our lives! I can't believe how fast time has flown and we're leaving already! We're both so excited for New Zealand but will be sad to leave South East Asia behind. I certainly want to come back, to some places more than others, I'm not quite done with it yet!