singapore is a fine city

Of course, this phrase refers to the 'fines' that are part of Singapore's system of obedient citizenship, as high as $1,000 for littering, jaywalking and even failure to flush a public toilet.  But its people have a sense of humor about it. You can find the phrase adorning everything from T-shirts, mugs, magnets and almost any tourist knick knack you desire.

That said, Singapore is also a fine city to explore. Although the country is small it is host to numerous attractions of interest and places to explore and discover.

big island of hawaii and oahu

Looking for a fun place to start our summer over Memorial Day weekend and have a memorable vacation we chose Hawaii. Our first stop was Oahu. After our typical extensive research we chose the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki Beach.  As is usually the case with the Hilton properties, this one was well appointed, extremely clean and very busy. We had a confortable ocean view room in the Rainbow Tower right on the beach (the one you can see even when sailing) with a balcony overlooking the beach.

a bar made from ice? check out the ice kube in paris

While in Paris we saw an interesting article on something called the Ice Kube which is a bar entirely made out of ice. The article mentioned that it was “steps away” from Montmarte and since we had already planned a trip up the big hill we figured, "Why not?"

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