Sunday, March 12, 2006

FIRST RTW TRIP - PART I

FIRST TRIP AROUND THE WORLD - SEPTEMBER 1992

FIRST STOP - SINGAPORE

In September 1992 I had a meeting in Sydney. That was a nice oportunity to make a trip around, rather than a return! So this was the final itinerary, after a forced change caused by the lack of visa for the Fiji Islands:
LISBON-ZURICH-SINGAPORE-DARWIN-CAIRNS-ALICE SPRINGS-AYERS ROCK-ALICE-SYDNEY-TAHITI-HAWAII-LOS ANGELES (Disneyland)-ZURICH-LISBON! (bold means city actually visited)
There are 13 hours of video recording from this trip. However, the photos are only one hundred, and most of them not particularly impressive. Anyhow, it would be a shame not to celebrate this first round the world tour, so here they are...


"TRIO with the Merlion (the lion head with a fish body resting on a crest of waves) at its original location"


"SENTOSA - Entering the Isle of Tranquility to visit a surprising Oceanarium. Now, with the Lisbon Oceanarium around the corner, surprises are not that big. Anyhow, the visit to the the ocean depths via the moving travellator that ferries you through an 83-metre-long acrylic tunnel is always a must!"


"PIONEERS, - History of Singapore"


"CLIMATE - Singapore, very regretably, has a very difficult climate to stand: hot and humid throughout the year, with daily temperatures around 28/30 degrees Celsius. So, even if you carry the light clothing everybody recommends, the result is always a disaster. See the faces!"


"MUSICAL FOUNTAIN - There is a sound, light and laser extravaganza, provided you're not melting"


"CHANGI - A fabulous airport, and a magnificent air-conditioning system..."

5 comments:

Di said...

Not bad at all for a first trip outside the Iberian Peninsula, right? I was only 8 by the time, but I can still remember each day of this trip now that I'm 21... One thing I will never forget is the strange impact that the "singaporeans" had on me. I guess I did not get along with the funny, non-european type of eyes they had. Problem solved now! ;)

Clarence said...

maaaaaaaan you should visit Singapore again. Your photos are way way way off the mark LOL.

Anyways, Sentosa is so much transformed, even comparing 2 years ago and now. So well =)

The weather is regrettably, still quite unbearable haha. Even I perspire like crazy, after living 25 years in this climate!

Trotter said...

Come on, Clarence. I was in Singapore in 2005...

alicesg said...

Hi trotter, you are one lucky guy to be able to travel to so many countries. Yes, these photos really bring back those good old times memories. Thanks for sharing.

Trotter said...

Alice SG,
It's true that I've bee to many places, but there much more I've never been to. And would love to... ;))
It's not such a small world!