Saturday, May 19, 2012

Coming Home

Well, we sadly finished our work in Cambodia and it was time to leave and get back to our lives.  The playground is complete, and though many of our team stayed, many left when I did, leaving on a 2 hour bus ride to Siem Reap to begin the homeward journey.

Unexpectedly, Bryan and I had to stop in Phnom Pehn on our way out of Cambodia, before we even got to Singapore for a 12 hour layover, followed by a 25 hour flight to Houston with a brief stop in Moscow.  We decided we needed to get out of the airport during that 12 hour layover or we'd go absolutely nuts, so other than making sure we didn't need visas to get into the country, and making sure there would be no problems getting back in, we knew very little about where our Singapore extravaganza would take us.  We got into the subway station directly from the Changi airport, mastered the system of buying a subway ticket, and hopped aboard the next one that came by, still unsure of where we would go.  We had heard of Orchard Street and made sure we were on route to head that direction, when I spotted a stop called "Marina Bay" and suggested that it might be nice to see the water at some point.  Bryan was up for it so we headed to Marina Bay and left it all to chance.  We couldn't believe what we saw when we exited the subway station:

A 12 hour journey through what turned out to be like an adult Disney Land, except free and in Singapore, ended with a laser light show "celebrating water and light," complete with fire, fountains, video projections, and trillions of bubbles.  Needless to say, I'm going to try to arrange another Singapore layover for my next trip to Cambodia!

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow!!!!!!!!!! What an adventure...I am so glad you took it. The pictures are wonderful.
    Hugs and thanks for sharing this trip, it brought it all home to this praying mom!