unexpected tips: backpacking in singapore

unexpected tips: backpacking in singapore

When one says "Singapore," you may think "luxury." While Singapore is known for extravagant hotels with boats and infinity pools at the top, rooftop restaurants and bars, and malls with rivers inside them, there's an underground backpacking scene here, and it's well worth checking out! Singapore is worth spending a couple days in en route to [...]

unexpected summits & spells: the harry potter cafe

unexpected summits & spells: the harry potter cafe

Hello friends! A couple days ago, the realisation that I only had a few days left in Singapore hit me. Naturally, I went ahead and did some things I've wanted to do in Singapore, but never got around to. Of course I had to get to the highest point of Singapore, a 164 m hill. [...]

unexpected expat wife: 10 things you’ll hear during a get together

unexpected expat wife: 10 things you’ll hear during a get together

Before leaving for Nepal, I played Singapore expat wife for a week and IT WAS WONDERFUL. These ladies are so so lovely, always welcoming and in for a good time! I went to quite a few functions hosted by the American Women's Association and enjoyed every single one of them, from a three course lunch [...]

unexpected trips home

unexpected trips home

Greetings from the Little Red Dot! After 45 hours of travel (leaving Mount Holyoke), I have made it home! The way out here was a tough one. Blame it on long holiday queues, two delays, failed entertainment systems, and full out sprints from one terminal in the airport to the farthest terminal from there. I [...]

unexpected tips: the best time to go to singapore

unexpected tips: the best time to go to singapore

College has me feeling a little homesick lately, so I'm writing about it! How could I not miss passing through Little India, walking down Arab Street, or eating chicken rice at any hawker center?! Oh, and of course, Mom and Dad 😉 If I could plan a trip to Singapore during any time of the year, [...]

unexpected home (…i think)

unexpected home (…i think)

7 days. Only 7 more days to spend eating laksa and chicken rice, only 7 days to walk along the Singapore river, only 6 nights to sleep in my own bed. Leaving Singapore is a super bittersweet feeling; It's great to finally be going back "home" to the States, but it's also incredibly sad leaving the Singapore I've grown to love. [...]

unexpected eats : singapore

unexpected eats : singapore

Singapore is known for its cuisine. Every dish has flavors of India, China, and Malaysia within, creating a taste very much its own. Singapore’s rich diversity also brings influence from Thailand, the Middle East, and Indonesia. Food is part of the culture, so naturally, there are plenty of delicious dishes completely “Singaporean,” most of which [...]

unexpected explorations (johor bahru)

unexpected explorations (johor bahru)

Being back in Singapore has been hard. It's difficult to go from traveling and having the time of your life to going back home, and my parents totally get that, being the OG travelers they are. That being said, I'm happy to be home and surrounded with family loveeeee! I've missed my mum, dad, and [...]

unexpected reading, removing, & resting

unexpected reading, removing, & resting

I'm currently sitting at a cafe at 9:15 am, drinking a GIANT iced green tea, trying to revive myself from a sleepless night out. I could've slept in, sure, but the excitement for my upcoming travels had me up and ready to get going! Whenever I'm in the process of planning a trip (or have [...]

unexpected gardens

unexpected gardens

Hello, my dears! I have a friend from California visiting me in Singapore right now, and yesterday, we spent the day looking at various gardens. I took her to The Botanic Gardens, which really is a lovely place, but its always so dang hot that I never go. We started out at Swan Lake, a beautiful [...]