Tim and I were advised not to take the bus or taxi to Sentosa Island because we would have to pay tax. So we took the underground instead which is also known as MRT. When we got there, we explored the island by getting on the Tiger Sky Tower (it’s a ride that rotates 360 so you can enjoy a complete view of the Island) and we went on a Cable Car and managed to take awesome pictures of the island.
We later ran to Universal Studios like little children and took lots of pictures with MINIONS LOTS AND LOTS OF MINIONS and that’s when Tim found out about my obsession lol. We were unlucky because the roller-coaster was under maintenance nevertheless we enjoyed the Mummy ride, we rode it like 3 times or more and also the Transformer ride was pretty awesome. We saw a line of people waiting for a ride and we assumed that the ride would be worth trying. After waiting for a whole hour, it turned out to be a childrens ride. It was so funny. We got on it and just couldn’t stop laughing at ourselves.
If you ever visit which we think you should, well go for Transformer, Jurassic Park (get a rain coat) and Mummy (ITS THE BEST)
What’s awesome about Universal Studios in Singapore is that, you will experience lots and lots of live entertainment and always check the timings for the live shows. Trust me, it is worth watching. We enjoyed watching Water World, if you sit in the first 5 rows, you will definitely get wet.
Well watcha waiting for book your tickets NOW !!!!
I would love to go back…. 🙁 🙁
WATER WORLD SHOW
I met a girl in Singapore who is originally from Hong Kong and she highly recommended trying Jumbo Crab so I searched it online and the place was awarded by Trip Advisor. So I met up with a friend of a friend named Parijat and Tim was with us too and we three decided to try out the restaurant.
The restaurant displayed the huge massive jumbo crabs in a tank; I really think the crabs do look like Pokémon. It’s enormous. Anyway so we ordered 2 crabs to share and 3 ice teas with out meal and yup!! the bill came up to $300. WHATT???? I KNOW!!!
Highlight of that meal which Tim keeps reminding me off, is when I was trying to eat the crab with chopsticks. OK!! I have a reason behind it. So I’m the only girl on the table and hanging out with 2 male acquaintances who I just met so I didn’t want to look like a messy eater so I decided to pick up the chopsticks and eat in the most “sophisticated way”. Honestly, I looked dumb and couldn’t eat properly. After lots of laughter, Tim said ‘just use your hands’. But NOOOOOOO ME??? USE HANDS IN FRONT OF TIM (because I had a crush on him) . So I asked for gloves which made it even more awkward because for some reason the crab meat kept slipping from my hand.
Anyway we did enjoy our $70 Jumbo Crab Pokémon. Would I eat it again? YES!!!! But probably somewhere affordable but the restaurant is apparently #1 in Singapore.
That night Parijat had to get back home early so we said our goodbyes then Tim and I spent the night in Marina Bay before he travelled to the Philippines.
By far the village trip was my favourite; Zudhi (our guide) joined us because we needed a translator.
Below are the highlights of our Village Trip:
- It started with a carriage ride which was dragged by a bull that took us to a wooden boat which of course led us to the village (those were and still are the actual forms of transportation in Sri Lanka).
- We had proper Sri Lankan food prepared by the village people (not the band) and they prepared the meal mild spicy for the tourists to be able to eat and the sweet lady who was very hospitable taught us how to prepare coconut chilli paste.
- After our meal with the villagers, we went on a Tuk Tuk (another form of transportation) and drove through the farmers’ field to get to our car.
The village trip was the highlight of our honeymoon, we had so much fun experiencing the culture, meeting villagers and eating proper Sri Lankan food using our hands.
This trip is a must, if you ever visit the beautiful Sri Lanka.
The owner of the Riad ‘Rashid’ was kind enough to take us to the Atlas Mountains. Before heading there, we stopped at an outdoor local market where the natives were getting ready for the Eid festival.
Rashid explained the culture and the lifestyle of the Moroccans in Marrakesh and outside the red city. We continued our journey to the Atlas Mountain and enjoyed the view. When we arrived at our destination, Rashid advised us what direction to climb so we can reach the Ouzoud Waterfalls. It was quite an adventure and it was worth seeing the waterfalls.
We got down the mountain and walked to a restaurant to have lunch/ dinner before heading back to the city. The journey was spectacular, the view, the scenery was very unique. I can’t think of any other place that can be comparable to Morocco. We highly recommend hiking at the Atlas Mountain and the effort to reach the waterfall is totally worth it.
Tim was the one who suggested visiting the Grand Canyon since we would be in Vegas for few days. So I went online and searched for tour packages Grand Canyon and we finalised and decided to take the air-plane option.
The tour started when a van filled with tourists picked us up from our hotel and headed to a local airport where they gave us an introduction on what to do in Arizona and where we will be stopping. I managed to get a seat next to the pilot so I had a better view and better experience. I was a co-pilot for an hour but on our way back I exchanged my seat with a Korean teenager to be able to take a nap lol.
Anyway when we landed in Arizona, we took a bus around the canyon and stopped at 3 main stops and managed to take lots of pictures. It is indescribable; it is magical and much more beautiful than what you see in pictures in books or on websites. Best part of the trip was hanging out with Native Americans, I find them very beautiful and I’m in love with their culture ever since I was a child.
Before heading back to Vegas, Tim and I bought lots of Native American items and also bought a dream catcher AND worms. YUP! WE ATE WORMS. I would love to visit again and experience another side of the canyon because IT IS HUGE and lots of areas to explore, perhaps on a helipad or walking tour which are the other tour packages.
Tim and I flew Virgin Airways from LA to Vegas and booked our stay at the Luxor Hotel (Pyramid Hotel). Although it is an old hotel; it is well maintained and it’s not far away from the centre of Vegas Boulevard.
The night we landed, Tim and I got dressed and walked to MGM hotel to witness the one and only DAVID COPPERFIELD. We really had a great time. Luxor had Chris Angel as their performer and exhibited human bodies and Titanic items but we didn’t manage to do any since we were flying to Arizona the next day.
We managed to visit numerous hotels at the Boulevard and of course we spent most of our time in the Bellagio where Ocean’s Eleven was filmed. I went all fanatic telling Tim ‘that’s where the team stood to watch the fountain’ and ‘that’s the stairs Julia Roberts walked down while George Clooney and Andy Garcia waited’. Anyway moving on lol we later took a taxi and visited the old Vegas where we paid $16 each for dinner buffet and bought souvenirs for friends and families and saw butt naked Cowboys and butt naked Native Americans.
The highlight of the trip was a homeless guy who had a bucket in front of him with a small sign sayin’ “Tip Me to Activate Me” and some random dude tipped him and he just danced like a maniac and started shaking his bum. It was funny to watch.
It was pass midnight and we decided to watch Taken 3 at a dodgy theatre. The place was empty and barely any of lights were on. The guy at the counter looked extremely high, although the whole thing seemed dodgy and weird; we still bought our tickets and watched the movie. Nearing the end of the movie, we started hearing noises and doors locking so when the movie was over and we were leaving, we noticed the lights were off and the emergency lights were on and the main entrance was locked and smelled funny. Don’t worry nothing happened, we just managed to get out from the emergency exit which was challenging to find.
VEGAS IS JUST AWESOME AND TRULY IS THE SIN CITY
Whatever happens in Vegas SHOULD stay in Vegas…So this is what I can legitimately blog about our trip LOL
Tim and I got back from our US and UK trip and got super busy catching up with work and friends. I’m trying to manage my time with house work, work work, social life and mainly blogging.
I work in Real Estate and with the current market status, it is very challenging to reach targets and I had to put all my energy into it. It made me feel guilty since I haven’t blogged for quite some time. I’ve got lots to share with you about my previous trips and the one I recently had however I was finishing my online course for WordPress Website and Blog Builder and WUHU I’M DONE. Yes! I am taking blogging seriously.
During my lunch break or short breaks at work, I’d sit down and brainstorm my next blogs. I have a Game of Thrones note book where I write my stories and my future ideas for this blog. So far I’ve drafted 14 stories and will need to select and edit some pictures.
I also got busy with creating social media accounts, so far I signed up for Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Obviously all are called BellionTravels (PLEASE FOLLOW) I’m trying to manage my time to follow up with all especially replying and reading other bloggers.
So here I am, making sure you guys know I haven’t disappeared or died. I’m very much ALIVE and ready to blog…