Capsule Hopping in Singapore

Met a Space Pod

What this button do? What about this one? And the other one? Look, there is another one.

Before going in a certain destination, I try to make a list with the things that I want to experience. And because Singapore is known as a futuristic city, we really wanted to try to sleep in capsule hotels. For the ones that are not familiar with this concept, a capsule hotel also known as a pod hotel, is a type of hotel developed in Japan that features a large number of extremely small “rooms” (capsules) intended to provide cheap, basic overnight accommodation for guests who do not require the services offered by more conventional hotels.

On the other hand, I must admit that we were a little bit scared of the thought of sleeping in a very small space where we couldn’t see the natural light in the morning. Despite all of these, Continue reading

When busking is misunderstood

Busking in Singapore

We were always fascinated by buskers, we always supported them and we always admired their courage of opening themselves up to strangers on the streets. Because, believe us, it’s not an easy thing to do! Let us tell you why. Comparing busking to begging is retarded, because busking is the act of performing in public areas for gratuities, while begging is the practice of imploring others to grant a favour, often a gift of money, with little or no expectation of reciprocation (source: Wikipedia).

I remember even now all the buskers we have met on the way, because all of them transmitted something, emotions. Doesn’t matter if they were playing music, selling photos, posing as statues, doing magic, etc. We always tried to Continue reading

Diving in The Gilis with Blue Marlin

Diving in The Gilis with Blue Marlin

I remember even now the day when we were pushing our bicycles through the hot sand in Gili Air, Indonesia and while passing in front of a dive centre, looking at it on our left side, we heard a voice with a foreign, different and beautiful accent asking us: „Hey guys, do you want to try scuba diving?”. Obviously that we wanted to try this, only that we were not determined enough to do it, we were missing that thing that would make us say a convincing YES. To be honest, we stopped only because he was Continue reading