We got to the military machine aerodrome terminal brilliant too early on to grab our flying home, exclusively to last told that our flying was canceled until farther notice due to snowfall inward Tokyo. And snowfall it did! We alive inward a portion that by too large gets a few inches of snowfall per YEAR. We got pounded amongst over forty inches inward i WEEK! This is a photograph of our house, courtesy of my friend Merri.
I was genuinely pretty upset, for a lightheaded reason. That argue beingness the Winter Olympics. I am an Olympic junkie too await frontwards to sitting on my couch every iv years to lookout the Olympics, specifically, the figure skating. I speedily flora that wintertime games aren’t of large involvement inward the torrid zone too I couldn’t detect coverage ANYWHERE! (Oh, too the Navy Lodge was fully booked for the weekend, hence nosotros were homeless again). We were able to cash inward some of our Hilton points for room(s) at the Hilton Orchard Road, hence nosotros called a cab to guide maintain us there. Inside the cab, was the Bible next to the “Praise the Lord”cap (do y’all know how RARE that is inward Asia?!) I took that equally a sign to guide maintain a amend mental attitude too to last thankful for what I have. Besides, in that location are worse places to last stuck, right?!
We purchased access to the executive flooring at the Hilton, but inward fourth dimension to guide maintain a lovely breakfast. Ahh, life is getting amend already….
Great sentiment too!
So the residuum of the hateful solar daytime was spent at the rooftop pool, reading whatever figure skating articles I could detect online.
They also had a high tea inward the afternoon too heavy hors d’oeuvres/drinks at night. Definitely worth the money!
The puddle deck had an amazing sentiment at nighttime too!
We called for our flying data too were straightaway told that in that location would non last a flying out until Midweek of the next week, that was iv to a greater extent than days! What to do?
We wandered unopen to Orchard Road in i lawsuit to a greater extent than that eve too discussed our options of how to pass the side past times side few days.We looked into several options, including taking a commercial flying home, but the best (and cheapest) choice nosotros came upwardly amongst was going to Krabi, Thailand
for a few days. It was in conclusion minute, too to a greater extent than spontaneous than nosotros are, but nosotros booked the side past times side flying to Thailand
So, armed amongst our wintertime coats too a traveling
steal amount of muddied clothing nosotros headed to Thailand
Our conclusion was hence in conclusion minute, nosotros didn’t guide maintain fourth dimension to mass a hotel earlier arriving. We also didn’t guide maintain into trouble organisation human relationship that it was a Sabbatum nighttime too Valentine’s Day weekend. Oops! Rooms were expensive too difficult to find, peculiarly i that slept iv people! Finally arrived too got checked in.
Another opened upwardly air lobby, some other welcome drink.
The puddle at this hotel was interesting. It was basically similar a river that snaked through the hotel grounds. Therefore, every bottom score room was poolside. It was a neat design.
We walked the town a fleck later on check-in.
Lots of nutrient carts.
We finally flora the water, but inward fourth dimension for sunset. Beautiful!
The tide was really low. (Those niggling dots on the horizon are people.)
Ready for dinner.
On the walk home, the girls ordered a banana pancake from a nutrient cart, this was my favorite matter yet. She sliced the banana too seat it on a sparse dough, called roti (kind of a cross betwixt naan too a tortilla). Then she fried it upwardly too the finishing behave on was a spread of Nutella. Yum!
I ordered i amongst a sparse layer of egg inward the middle, too hence she topped it amongst sweetened condensed milk too a sprinkle of sugar. It was SO good! Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 peachy agency to halt the night!
More to come……