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Day 4 in Sydney: Why You Can’t Leave Without a Ride on Sydney Seaplanes & Going Whale Watching in the Pacific!
Day 4 of my travel adventures in Sydney. The BIG day. Why the big day? Because I had booked a reservation with Sydney Seaplanes for a 15-minute flight over the city, and so I couldn’t wait to get started!
I felt completely settled into Sydney by Day 3. My hotel stay was perfect, I had explored a few hotspots the day before, I had reservations booked for popular activities, and I still had plenty of places left to visit in the days ahead. I couldn’t wait for what was to come!
I couldn’t wait to start Day 2 of my adventure in Sydney, Australia. I woke up in my capsule feeling very refreshed and eager to do some sightseeing from aboard the city’s Big Bus Tour, a top attraction that I’ve come to absolutely love partaking in during my travels.
Ahh, Sydney, Australia, the next stop on my “F**k It” World Tour. Earlier in the year—June 29th to be exact—I finished my teaching contract with an English training center in my home of Shanghai, and with that, I had the next 3 months to do nothing but travel before securing another job.
I just got back from a 4-day trip in Dubai as a solo traveler. Here’s a brief summary of what I did during my 4 days in Dubai.
It was my last night in Dubai so I was also very ecstatic about finally getting to visit the desert and watching an Eastern sunset over the dunes.
[Part 5] Day 3 in Dubai: Here’s Why You Should Visit Dubai Marina & the Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence
Day 3 in Dubai started with breakfast at my hotel, a metro ride to the Mall of Emirates, and an afternoon ride on the Blue Line of the Big Bus Tour, which mainly covered Dubai Marina and the city’s Tallest Block.
[Part 4] Day 2 in Dubai: Inside the Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis the Palm & the Big Bus Night Tour
Dubai’s Palm Islands are a collection of 3 artificial islands—Palm Jumeirah, Palm Deira, and Palm Jebel Ali—shaped like palm trees with a crescent on top. Here’s how they appear from space:
It was Day 2 in Dubai and I was thrilled to discover that the city was equipped with its very own “hop on/hop off” Big Bus Tour. I adamantly believe that bus tours are one of the BEST ways to not only explore attractions across a travel destination, but are also a great way to view and get a feel of the city’s landscape.
I paid 500 AED ($136) for a ticket to the 148th, 125th and 124th floor observation decks of the Burj Khalifa, dubbed "At the Top". Expensive, right? In fact, that’s the most I’ve ever paid for an observation deck, and I’ve been to plenty.
Scorching hot but definitely worth the trip! That's right, my 4-day adventure in Dubai turned out to be one of the best vacations ever!
My 4-day trip to Singapore was far more extraordinary than I had imagined it would be. Having already explored many fantastic places across China and few nearby regions like Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea, I was set on having my next adventure take place in the “Lion City”. How, you ask? Well, for 3 reasons.
Can Americans travel to Singapore without a visa? Yes, as of the time this article was written, Americans with a valid US passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of your intended stay and traveling to Singapore for the purposes of tourism or business can enter Singapore without a visa for up to 90 days.
My stop at Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands was quite a pleasant experience. After a scenic boat ride along Singapore River from Clarke Quay, it was the first place I visited before heading up to the Skybar atop of Marina Bay Sands.
I’m a big fan of seeing remarkable man-made structures all across the world, and that’s why I was totally thrilled to have stumbled upon Singapore’s Helix Bridge, a 280-metre long bridge designed to resemble the double helix structure of DNA. How awesome is that right?
I love Universal Studios theme parks; after all, gather up a few film studio entertainment attractions for passionate movie fans like myself and mix them together with a couple of exhilarating thrill rides and you’ve got the perfect recipe for the best amusement park in the world. And that’s why I made a trip to Universal Studios Singapore a must do item on my list of top things to explore during my 4-day stint in the Lion City.
Singapore’s Gardens By the Bay was probably the most heavily advertised attraction listed across blogs, tourism websites, and brochures covering the top things to do in the ‘Lion City’.
What is the best shopping area in Singapore, Chinatown, Bugis Street, or Orchard Road? Let’s take a look!
Here’s Why You Need to Add Singapore’s Sentosa Island to Your List of Top Things to Do in the Lion City
Beautiful beaches. Water parks. Aquariums. Cable cars. And… Universal Studios? That’s right! A trip to Singapore is not complete without making a stop over at Sentosa Island, the southern most tip of Asia.
Merlion Park was one of the top attractions sprawled across every website, blog, brochure, and flyer I saw listing popular things to do and see in Singapore. But was it really worth the trip? Hell-to-the-yeah!
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore. Why didn’t I hear about just how awesome you are much earlier in my life? I surely would’ve come to you sooner. Seriously!
A trip to Singapore is not complete without a visit to one of the most insanely awesome attractions in the “Lion City”: The Marina Bay Sands. I had the chance to visit the tourist hotspot back in April of 2016 while on a 4-day vacation from my job as an ESL Teacher in China, my home of nearly 4.5years as of the time of this writing.