Semester at Sea

This semester I will be on a ship taking classes and traveling to different countries. I will visit Cadiz, SPAIN ~ Casablanca, MOROCCO ~ Takoradi, GHANA ~ Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA ~ Port Louis, MAURITIUS ~ Chennai, INDIA ~ SINGAPORE ~ Ho Chi Minh City, VIET NAM ~ Hong Kong/Shanghai, CHINA ~ Kobe/Yokohama, JAPAN ~ Honolulu/Hilo, HAWAII ~ San Diego, USA.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

10312010-11012010 Singapore

Singapore was SO much fun! We were only there for two days, but I wish we could have stayed longer.

It’s funny because the wikitravel page calls Singapore, “Disney World with the death penalty”, and that’s a perfect description. It felt almost surreal when we got off the ship because everything seemed so perfect. They have a lot of crazy, strict laws but I liked Singapore a lot more than I thought I would. Everything was SO clean and nice, and I felt really safe the whole time.

We got off the ship earlier than usual, and so we walked straight to the MRT (the subway). We fell in love with the MRT because it was so cheap and efficient! We had some maps but our stop at Clarke Quay was somewhat arbitrarily chosen. We mostly wandered around and just did A LOT of walking and shopping. We ended up at this really big open air market where everything was so cheap! Then we went to Little India, walked around a mall (Singapore is famous for them), and went to the famous Raffles Hotel. We went back to the ship to regroup and cool off a little (it was really hot and humid). We went back out later and had an awesome Halloween night!

Yesterday we woke up early to go to the zoo (it’s supposedly the second best zoo in the world), but long story short, it didn’t end up working out. We spent most of the day shopping some more. I had an awesome two days!!

Today was a Reading Day, which means that we didn’t have classes. They played movies about Vietnam all day, so we watched Forest Gump and caught up on some stuff. I’ll be up around 5am tomorrow to watch as we sail up the Saigon River!

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