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Globe Trotting J's 2019 Trip Day 16: Burnt Endings

I’ve been dreading writing this post. I knew when it came to today it would be tough to start thinking about the end so instead of doing that we had a full day ahead of us in Singapore and that’s exactly what we focused on. After a late wake-up Jake and I went back to the same area as last nights late dessert to go to a coffee shop we saw along the way % Arrabica which we later found out just opened this month and is quite popular. There Jake got an Americano and I had a Latte, both of which were out of this world. It’s one of the better latte’s I’ve ever had and I’ve my fair share of coffee since moving to New York.

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Globe Trotting J's 2019 Trip Day 15: Custom Malaysia

One of the things Jenn was adamant about when we booked this trip was that if we were in Singapore she wanted to take a day trip to Kuala Lampur. It’s not a place either of us have had a strong desire to stay at, but since we were so close by we wanted to at least visit. So this morning after the amazing but late night last night at Odette we made our way to the Singapore Airport at 6 AM. We grabbed some coffee and bagels at Coffee Bean and then were off to Malaysia.

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Globe Trotting J's 2019 Trip Day 14: Treetops & Kitchens

We couldn’t have had a better start to our last stop of the trip, Singapore yesterday. Riding off the high of last nights light dinner and drinks at Atlas we slept in this morning. I think the shades for the room didn’t open up until after 10 AM when Jake and I went downstairs in search of Starbucks and a cool coffee shop. We found both. We started off at Starbucks where we bought Jenn her 5th mug of the trip for Singapore and a blueberry muffin. After that we walked back to our hotel and went to the very hip coffee shop Joe & Dough where Jake had a their specialty coffee and I had a cappuccino.

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Globe Trotting J's 2019 Trip Day 13: Atlas Class

One of my biggest goals of 2019 has been to be more grateful. Its taking the couple of minutes each day to realize everything that I have in my life and how fortunate and lucky I am. Coming off of yesterday where we spent three hours at the Dharavi slums and then came back to the 5* resort at the Four Seasons Mumbai to then get pampered in the spa and have a fancy Indian dinner isn’t lost on me. Nor is the fact that this morning we were picked up from said resort in a BMW to take us to the Mumbai International Airport to go on a five hour journey from Mumbai to Singapore, when most of our tour guides or hotel staff we talk to have never left their home country.

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Globe Trotting J's 2019 Trip Day 12: Five Star Slums

I cannot tell you how great it felt to spend some time relaxing yesterday. After a lot of tours / activities over the last ten days or so it was nice to come back to the hotel and enjoy the facilities. This morning we were up early again. Jake and I went to breakfast (while Jenn continued to sleep) where he had waffles and I stuck with my cappuccino. A little before 9 AM we made our way down to meet our tour guide Nano who took us to our van to drive us to the Dharavi Slums in Mumbai, the highest populated slum in the world.

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Globe Trotting J's 2019 Trip Day 11: The Tour Will Go On

We’ve been so fortunate to have absolutely perfect weather from the day we left New York (which feels like ages ago) to the moment we went to sleep last night in Mumbai. But that all changed this morning with the welcoming of monsoon season here in India. We’re fortunate we weren’t here a week ago when they had their worst floods in recent history but we woke up to good rain that only increased when we went down to breakfast.

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