Traveling to Thailand, Part III

On our third day in Thailand we boarded a plane from Bangkok to Phuket which is located in south-west Thailand. The girls were particularly excited for this portion of the vacation because we had plans for paddle boarding, playing in a pool, hanging with elephants, and snorkeling. We got to do about 3/4 of thatContinue reading “Traveling to Thailand, Part III”

Just How Safe is Singapore?

This is more of a social commentary on the two worlds I currently know: The United States and Singapore. It also may, or may not, go off on a tangent but bear with me. Having just moved from the U.S., where we are a young, immature society slowly coming to grips with our past, IContinue reading “Just How Safe is Singapore?”

Traveling to Thailand, Part II

Moving on, taking advantage of this sweet writer’s high, let’s talk about our third day in Bangkok. We were near to the Grand Palace and for whatever reason, I felt very strongly that we must go. We grabbed a tuk-tuk, which was by far the girls’ favorite Bangkok experience (aside from all of the streetContinue reading “Traveling to Thailand, Part II”

Traveling to Thailand, Part I

The girls had Spring Break mid-March so we made the decision to travel to Thailand. I made all of the arrangements, which takes effort during these pandemic times. Requirements are constantly changing (all over the world) so please, if you’re hoping to visit Thailand, check https://tp.consular.go.th/ for the latest information. At the time we wereContinue reading “Traveling to Thailand, Part I”

What Should I Not Forget to Do Before Leaving for Singapore?

We have had to overcome our first hiccup. Turns out all four of us were supposed to have medical clearance before entering the country to include a tuberculosis (TB) test and bloodwork. I suspect that everyone was so focused on the Covid aspect of entering the country that the medical clearance was simply overlooked. InContinue reading “What Should I Not Forget to Do Before Leaving for Singapore?”

How To Successfully Enter Singapore During the Pandemic

Or, at least, not mess up the instructions so badly that they ask you to leave. We left Fredericksburg, Virginia, U.S.A. at 9:00 am, East Coast Time (EST). We arrived in Singapore at 7:30 am Singapore Time (SGT). Total, we traveled for 39 hours and covered over 12,000 miles. It was a long day butContinue reading “How To Successfully Enter Singapore During the Pandemic”

How to Enter Singapore During the Pandemic…Maybe

This is an attempt at a comprehensive list on how to enter Singapore during the Covid pandemic as I understand it and to be clear, I am not clear. Singapore has been working towards a goal of living with Covid which I greatly admire. I’m beginning to long for the days when Covid and itsContinue reading “How to Enter Singapore During the Pandemic…Maybe”

Choosing a School in Singapore

We have two children, 10 and 9 years old respectively, and choosing their school was one of our top priorities. It is very likely we jumped the gun on this one (much like rehoming the pets) but we were nervous the schools would fill up and there wouldn’t be space for us. I mean, really,Continue reading “Choosing a School in Singapore”

It’s A Date

I can’t quite put into words how I’ve been feeling the past few weeks. But before I attempt to do so, quick update: After months of waiting we finally received the official orders for our move to Singapore. Once we received them we were able to procure diplomatic passports which then allowed us to haveContinue reading “It’s A Date”