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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Amazing Singapore

Well I am back after a hectic three nights and 4 days in Singapore. This year Thailand tourist authority is using the phrase Amazing Thailand, but I really think that it can really apply to Singapore as well.
Building Corner near Chinatown

We stared the day early, well for me it was early.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Singapore Bound

I am off to Singapore in a few days, for a few days. It will be the first visit there for us, and despite the fact we had hoped Clive could run in the 1/2 marathon, that never came to be. So we will sieze the opportunity and fantastic airfare, to have a weekend away seeing something new. It has been quite a while since the two of us had some time away to play tourist. He is entered into the King of The Road Run series, of 5 cities; 5 countries and this time he IS registered for Singapore. So this trip will give us a bit of an advance idea.

We were quite taken with the Singapore Men's Water Polo swimwear at the last Asian Games, as apparently were many others, judging by the Google search results.. Apparently a sentiment not shared by the government of Singapore.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Trip To The Vet

When we moved here with 4 dogs, we knew that one of the main considerations would be the continued are of the dogs, we had enjoyed with our long time Vet Clinic in Canada. We had Dr. Martin Rebele for over 10 years. He and his staff at Cedar rove Animal Hospital had seen us through many illnesses and accidents; from adoption to eternal rest. They did a fantastic job of getting all of the required exams and documentations and vaccinations.

When we arrived, we had gone about trying to find a vet that we hoped would be consistent and competent; compassionate and caring. The first thing we noticed were the large number of animal clinics around. And so our search began. We knew the dogs were all in excellent health, and so with no particular urgency, we checked out a few places. We had heard that the vet services that Soi Dog Foundation and P.A.W.S. were excellent, but both were located a fair distance from where we lived. One day Clive came back from the pet food store and told me he had met the owner, a young man who was just finishing his veterinary training and that he spoke good English. He would graduate in a few months and over time we got to know him and his staff at the store better, until graduation and one day he is behind the cash register and the next he has his degree up and the lab coat on..

Soi Dog Brunch

This Sunday is a fundraiser for the Soi Dog Foundation, helping the dogs and cats in Thailand. A very worthwhile cause. We'll be going, and hope to see you there!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Flickr Link Broken

The Flicker Photo site link for the page is not working. I am attempting to fix this as soon as I figure out how!!

Waving Flags 8

Welcome to the newest country readers to the blog: Belgium, Brazil, Pakistan, and Tinidad and Tobago.
Now a total of 55 countries where readers have accessed and read this blog. Thank you all!!
To see the flags of the newest countries

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Renting A Motorbike

I have previous posts about driving here and the issues around riding a motorbike if you are inexperienced. But the purpose in this posting it to try and help you navigate the issues of renting a motorbike if you are so inclined. Asdie from the taxi and jet ski pitfalls, motorbike (and car for that matter) rental experience can be a costly one for you. But it need not be.