Day 1: Orchard Road & Chinatown

Yesterday we spent the day looking around Orchard Road in the morning. Its hard to describe – so many stores in such a small amount of space. And not just “touristy” type stores – Chanel, Gucci, Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent, and a million other top designer stores, most of which I’ve never seen before. As such, the vast majority of our time was spent window shopping and perusing the ridiculous number of overpriced retail stores (seeing as how none of us are big shoppers, it was more for the experience than anything).

The food down there was incredible though – we had to try very hard not to stop at every single place and try something new. We did however stop to try some juice from a stand inside of the mall. Sam had a Asian Pear & starfruit juice and Zach and I shared a passion fruit pineapple juice that was bright magenta colored:

Later in the afternoon we went down to Chinatown. I will admit that my stomach wasn’t feeling all that great, and the combination of heat & humidity with the intense smells of all of the food proved to be too much for me. Too bad though, since it really was a neat experience. I chickened out on the whole durian fruit thing… but I’m reconsidering. Maybe if I just plug my nose & take a bite.

We wrapped up the night with dinner down in Chinatown before crashing hard from exhaustion.

More to come soon – working on uploading the photos from the last couple of days but since we’ve taken over 300 photos so far Flickr isn’t really too excited about working fast. No worries though – I will share the album link once available!

In the meantime, I leave you with one from Chinatown:

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Posted on October 23, 2011, in Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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