A Guide to the Best Hawker Centres in Singapore

Singapore Hawker Centres. Those three little words make my mouth salivate just hearing it. I have a theory that when it comes to food there are only two types of people in this world.  Those who know the miraculous wonders of the Singapore Hawker Centre concept and those who do not

If you aren't salivating right now, I'll take it that you are in the do not category.

But don't worry, this post is going to let out all of the dirty little secrets of this amazing eating concept for food in Singapore. 

If you aren't booking your accommodation Singapore now, you surely will be by the time I get through with you as the hawker centres are surely one of the best attractions out there.

These food centres are, after all, the whole reason I went to Singapore in the first place.

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Confessions of a Cirque du Soleil Addict

My name is Jeremy, and I am a Cirque du Soleil addict.

You've probably heard of Cirque du Soleil.  Maybe even have seen one or two.  But I have a confession to make to everyone here today – I am an addict.

People ask me all the time what it is about Cirque du Soleil that gets me so excited, but I really have a hard time pinpointing it.  For those who are new to the show style, I like to describe it as being loosely inspired by common circus acts, but amplified with the extreme nature of the X-Games.  

A simple tight rope act is taken to the extreme when the participants start to jump rope while balancing on a single line. 

A juggling act goes crazy when the performer begins throwing cowboy hats over the stage in boomerang style. 

A simple trampoline act gets the crowd going when they use existing set designs like a playground, jumping in and out of tiny holes with well timed precision. 

A loose theme ties them all together for a rough story, but you do not see a Cirque du Soleil show for the “plot”, it is entirely for these boundary pushing acts.

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Contiki Tours Review – Why I Picked Them for My First Trip Abroad

Ten years ago, several months before this blog even existed, I went on my first trip overseas. With absolutely zero stamps in my brand new passport and having never traveled solo before in my life, you could say that international travel was a new experience for me.

Looking back now, after having traveled for many years in 70+ countries, filling my passport a few times over in the process, I can say that I've grown a lot as a traveler.

But for that very first trip, I was clueless and a little bit terrified. With limited time and a modest budget, I decided to go for it all and book a guided tour. One that would end up changing the course of my life forever.

It was with Contiki tours. Europe was in my sights.

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Missing Siesta Time in Seville

Gorgeous fountain with purple flowers in Seville, SpainWithout a doubt, Seville was my favorite city we stayed in during our honeymoon in Spain.  Angie and I bicker about this one quite a bit because her heart was left in Granada (read our Granada restaurant review to find out why), but something about Seville keeps dragging me back.  It is hard to say what exactly about the city has the allure to me, other than its amazing architecture and tasty, cheap Spanish food.

Whether or not we settle this argument is one thing but one major piece of information is true, we both agree that our stay in Seville was one of the hottest during our time in Spain.  Even though I have significant disdain for being excessively hot while traveling, as I found out while spending three weeks traveling the Middle East in August, something about this hot weather in Spain is inviting.  It could be that it is a dry heat and not humid like we have at home, but there is something far more important at play that makes this weather bearable: the siesta.

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