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Auckland to Dubai to London to Cologne

sunny 33 °C
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Getting to bed early has some advantages. We slept wello and got up at 6:00 am, feeling great! I went for a 7km jogging route and the girls started to pack.

A quick breakfast and we were again on our feet to explore diversity of Singapore. We went to Chinatown where we joined the crowds on the Pagoda street market.

Another hot and humid day - we cooled down by means of water snd fruits, trying also Durian. As the local people say, this is the "king of fruits". It is smelly/stinky, and even not the most tasty fruits we have eaten, but the fruit itself is like a pudding inside and once you get used to the smell, you start to notice its proper taste. A mango juice made our day.

Further we walked to Marina Bay and the gardens behind. Unfortunately we were not guests of the Marina Bay hotel so we couldn't use one of the weirdest swimming pools in the world - the one on the top of the hotel roof. Still, the hotel looks fabulous from the ground level as well. Together with Art Science Museum and the Theater building, they create a special character of the place. Views on the CBD are cool too. Gardens behind the Marina Bay hotel are another must: richly planted, they give a shelter of a shadow and natural coolness on a hot and humid day. Superb.

After a few minutes in a metro, we got back to our room, took a bath, packed and left for the airport.

Emilka got tired after today's walk (10km). And when she is tired, she gets loud! I guess, the whole airport learned it soon enough.

But now, she is sleeping peacefully close to her mom and I'm writing this post using the airplane Internet access (a very nice and practical feature).

Our flight to Dubai will last 7h. If no inflight delays occur, we will have 2h waiting time on order to jump on the flight to London. Then 6-7h break and we will enjoy the last connection to Cologne.

I'll try to summarize and conclude our 5,5weeks travel with the next post. But one thing can be said already: it was wonderful experience for us as family, for us individually and we would have done it again the same way!

See you soon :-)

Posted by Minuano 09:53 Archived in Singapore

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