We were able to ring in the New Year in America and we are hoping that this coming year will be a great year. I (Kristi) am feeling totally better and have enjoyed our time with family and friends in the US of A. In N Out, friends, family and time to relax gave us such a great boost. After a good long 2.5 months being home we feel rejuvenated, relaxed and ready to take on the next 1.5 years in Nepal.
Flying back we took Singapore Airlines. The perk of flying this airline was that we had a 24 hour layover in Singapore and we intended to make the most of it. After a 17 hour long flight we were met at the airport by our hosts and we got a good nights sleep and were ready for the day in Singapore.
We had heard that Singapore had a great zoo. I'll be honest, going into it I wondered what made a zoo better than any other zoo. Well, I learned! The Singapore Zoo was awesome! Many of the displays are made in such a way that you feel like you can reach out and touch the animals. The shows were entertaining and fun. It really was amazing to see the Lemurs, Cheetahs, Lions, Giraffe, Wolverines and so many other animals so close. Our youngest is particularly fond of animals (predators to be exact) and he was so excited the whole day. We loved spending the day there and I think we learned a lot! It was well worth it. The Zoo area is huge and we only entered the main zoo area, but we heard the night safari, river areas and the bird areas are awesome as well. Below are some pictures of us leaving and at the zoo. Also, there is a picture of the bathroom, which I loved. Behind the sinks there was not a wall, but it opened up to a beautiful enclosed outdoor area where nature came inside.
Brooklynn was able to be apart of the Sea Lion show which was really fun! She fed the Sea Lion fish, even if we had already seen the California Sea Lion in its natural habitat it was still fun to go!
After the zoo we headed to the down town area to a mall. We were able to take the mall elevator to the 52nd floor for free and see all the sights. It was close to Valentine's day so they had some fun decorations up. I am not a big fan of heights, but it sure was fun to be able to see almost everything from up there.
After our short jaunt here, we had to head back to the airport to get our plane to Nepal. We did have a great time in Singapore. We had heard it was so expensive, so we were glad to be able to see it and not have to spend a bunch more money to stay there longer.
We are now back in Nepal and doing well. This year is looking like it will be much busier and we are already looking forward to many more visitors!