Greetings from Singapore! We arrived late last night and managed to get a good night's sleep in our hostel before exploring the city. But before I get to that, I'd like to share some details of our (horrible) flights. We were delayed leaving Vancouver by 90 minutes, and we somehow also lost an hour in the air, so we arrived in Guanzhou, China, quite late, with only 40 minutes to make our connecting flight to Singapore. The airline (China Southern) had our boarding passes printed for us, and whisked us through security and made sure that we made our connecting flight (thankfully it was also delayed, otherwise I don't think we would have made it). Unfortunately our bags were not given the same consideration and did not make the flight. (Oh, and I was sick to my stomach on that flight too... motion sickness combined with extreme heat!) We filed lost baggage claims and were given S$80 each for emergency supplies by the airline, and were promised that our bags would be delivered by 6pm (at the latest!!) to our hostel. Well, it's currently 7:40pm, and there's no sign of our bags. I called the airport and they have not yet been found. So we went on a brisk shopping trip to one of the mega cheap Chinese malls here, and bought some emergency supplies. Fingers crossed that our bags will arrive tomorrow!!
But on to happier stories... we spent today just wandering the city. It is so clean and organized here, I forget that I am in Asia. The architecture is incredible and the people are very friendly. There are a plethora of street stalls offering all types of food. We had steamed Chinese buns for breakfast, and pho for lunch. Delicious! We then explored the Asian Civilization Museum this afternoon for a break from the heat. They had an exhibit of Chinese Terracotta Warriors, and it was quite interesting. We're about to go out and find some food for dinner, and then crash in our freezing cold room (hurrah for AC!). Will post some pictures later when we can get wireless on our own laptop. G'night!