Ep 009: Eric the #AvGeek at the Singapore Airshow with Airbus

Ep 009: Eric the #AvGeek at the Singapore Airshow with Airbus

Attending the Singapore Airshow Imagine Eric’s excitement when he received a simple email from a PR agency: “Would you like to travel to Singapore as a guest of Airbus to attend the Singapore Airshow?” Eric was so excited, he interrupted me in the shower to talk about the opportunity. An #AvGeek dream come true? Indeed. In this episode of the podcast, Eric actually interviews me about my thoughts, as a non #AvGeek attending the Singapore Airshow. Of course, plenty of Eric’s #AvGeekness shines through. Mentions: Singapore Airshow 2016 Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel TBEX Asia 2015 Subscribe on iTunes! Subscribe to the With Husband In Tow podcast on iTunes and listen to a new episode every Tuesday! If you like the podcast, leave a review! You can also check out our podcast on Stitcher here. And, we’re also available on GooglePlay! Check Out This Week’s Episode: http://traffic.libsyn.com/withhusbandintow/With_Husband_In_Tow_Podcast_S01E09_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...
Walking Down Memory Lane – The 10 Worst Cocktails Ever

Walking Down Memory Lane – The 10 Worst Cocktails Ever

I’ve been throwing a lot of stuff up on the blog recently, from guest posts called Where Did You Sleep Last Night, to posts about yoga, and the three part series on Nyepi.  You have been hearing me talk about our clean living in the blog since we arrived in Ubud a year ago, about how much weight we have lost, about how happy we have been here (most days).  You have also been reading a little bit of our tell all, with our nineties love story, as I start to get a little more personal on the blog. Now, I get personal in a different way.   A friend from Washington, DC, posted a typical top 10 list on Facebook that caught my eye.  It was a ranking of the 10 Worst Cocktails Ever, from the perspective of the bartender.  I only clicked on it because the graphic showed a cocktail that reminded me of the Singapore Sling at Raffles, which I recently tried at the insistence of a friend in from the States.  I love you Josh, and I am happy we had a moment together at Raffles, but I cannot believe how expensive that syrupy pre-made drink was. The Singapore Sling was not present on this particular top 10 list.  Instead, it was a series of drinks, almost all of which I have drank in the past, and each one reminded me of a story of my forgotten youth, or recent past.  Each one reminded me of a person, or a place, or a time in my life, some of which I would prefer to forget....
Housesitting in Singapore for Two Fun Pups

Housesitting in Singapore for Two Fun Pups

We finally got our first job housesitting in Singapore.  It wasn’t easy. I have been a member of two housesitting websites for about a year now: Mind My House and Trusted Housesitters.  For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, almost 95% of housesits are really pet sitting opportunities.  People head out on vacation and rather than board their pets, they find someone to watch them in their home.  The housesitter gets free housing, the home owner gets someone to watch their dogs, cats, birds, goats, horses, etc.  It’s a win win. Each site charges a nominal fee, and with each we have been entirely unsuccessful.  Part of this is because of the sheer number of listings in the US, UK, Ireland, and Australia, not areas that we tend to hang out in.  When housesits become available in Asia, we have applied, but generally don’t get the housesit.  Or, the dates have not worked for us.  We came close, though, to ending up with a three month sit in Vanuata.  Google a photo.  Not a shabby place to live for free for a few months.  We made it to the top 5, but were not accepted.   For the most part though, we have not been as successful as some other bloggers, who are experts in the area of housesitting, and use it to offset the expense of long term travel. Regardless of the number of emails I have received without a single housesit, I continue to read the emails every day.  One morning I receive my daily email of new housesitting opportunities, and I saw a picture I...
Singapore for Foodies – a Visa Run or Food Run?

Singapore for Foodies – a Visa Run or Food Run?

A 60 day Indonesian visa will only get you so far.  It is fairly straight forward to extend, but costs about $60 a person for another 30 days and involves a strange process of getting a letter from a local, with a copy of their identification, and having them vouch for you financially.  Although it was a possibility, we looked for a more exotic way to continue our stay in Bali. We monitored the Air Asia website, and found a a great deal on a visa run to Singapore.  The flight was about $65 round trip, and although we had to pay $25 for a visa on arrival when we returned to Bali, it seemed well worth it.  After all, we had been detoxing, eating healthy, and were starting to tire of the Balinese cuisine.  Where better to cure all these ailments then one of the food capitals of Southeast Asia?  We were even able to snag our first Couchsurfing gig (albeit through an introduction from a friend). We have been to Singapore a few times in the past, with our friend Laura indoctrinating us to the food culture, introducing us to Din Tai Fung and Donut Factory donuts.  We have explored some of the tastiest hawker center treats.  And, trust me, Singapore is for foodies. For this trip, I took it as a personal challenge – how can we eat all of our favorites, and try some new dishes, and stuff ourselves silly in about 48 hours? Gluttony is my favorite sin.  We ate our old standbys, like BBQ sting ray and chicken rice, which is probably the...