When I decided to go to Asia for the first time, I really just knew I had to turn 30 in Bali. Being quite the hippy, I just felt that no matter how popular it becomes, it was something I had to experience for myself.
When I began my research on how to get there, I became overwhelmed with the length of the flights. I decided to take a direct flight from California to Singapore, and spend 2 nights there before heading to Bali.
Singapore exceeded all my expectations and then some… It was like stepping into a futuristic Disneyworld where everything had advanced 50 years.
We got to the hanging gardens right as it opened, so it was still relatively cool and hardly anyone was there yet.