We started out the day a little late which made us miss the Balinese dance performance in the morning. Our tour guide decided to take us to the Batik and wood carving workshops instead. Batik is the style of hand painting on fabric. It is very tedious and it's important to take proper care of the fabric because the paint is easy to fade since it's hand painted. We also saw … [Read more...] about 5/24/16 – Tuesday – Arts and crafts and the world’s most expensive coffee!
Our first day in Bali was spent going to the south part of the island. It was also Nicole's birthday! She got a surprised birthday cake for breakfast. We all hopped on the bus and drove out for the day. We first went to a market that was well known for selling fruits. They had so much stuff that I couldn't help but buy souvenirs already. After the market we went to have lunch. … [Read more...] about 5/23/16 – Monday – Hello Bali
After being in a large group for the past week, I needed some alone time. Today was a free day so I ended up exploring on my own. After a lazy morning, I took the bus from Orchid station to a restaurant called Spruce. I found it on a foodie's website. It was a Italian/American style restaurant. After brunch, I went shopping a little at a local shopping mall which was also … [Read more...] about 5/22/16 – Sunday – Singapore on my own
We took an early flight to Singapore. Once we arrived we got the MRT card and checked into the hotel. After settling down a little, a couple of friends and I left to have dinner at what they call a hawker area. It's basically a cleaned up space full of people who cook in booths. We had the Haiainese food of steamed chicken and rice. The chicken was so soft and yummy. After … [Read more...] about 5/21/16 – Saturday – Singapore
We went to the beer factory tour today. It was a tour that was allowed because of the connection with RHDHV in Vietnam. Ms. Bach, who helped organize it, was there as well. It was interesting to see the process of making beer in each step. The tour wasn't very detailed but we got to see the process from beginning to the end. After the factory tour, we went to see a PVNF that … [Read more...] about 5/20/16 – Friday – Beer Factory Tour & PVNF orphanage site