After months of planning and preparing to go to Singapore I was finally on my way for two weeks of fun and adventure in another country. When I arrived I went right to the Singapore hotels to check into my room and unpack. My room was very spacious, clean, affordable and the staff was very friendly.
My first visit was to the Wave House Sentosa to hit some waves, I could not believe I was actually riding 10 foot waves. Later that night I ordered room service and was off to the Avalon club for some drinks. I did some shopping for the next couple days and then visited the Maritime Experimental Museum and Aquarium. After two fun filled weeks I was ready to go home and relax, I will definitely be making arrangements to visit Singapore next year.
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My fiance and I thought it would be great idea to use fireworks at our wedding. We had seen the pictures of people using the sparklers during the recessional and were really excited to ignite our life together surrounded by those shooting magical sparks.
When it came time to walk out to our limo, everything was just a blur. We had our ushers pass out the wedding fireworks and everything was set. My new husband and I walked out and were met with our hundred guests all holding sparklers. The smell of the burning hit us and it was not very pleasant. As we walked hand in hand smiling, I felt a burning on my foot. One of my cousin’s little girls had gotten her hands on the sparklers and had dropped it right as I walked past. It singed the bottom of my dress and my foot! Ouch!
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The New Castle that gave the city of Newcastle upon Tyne its name was built around 1080. That structure has vanished into the mists of time but parts of the castle that succeeded it are still there and are open to visitors.
The square stone Castle Keep was built in the latter half of the twelfth century. The thirteenth century Black Gate had all the appurtenences we associate with castle gates: a drawbridge, a portcullis and towers on either side from which defenders could harass unwanted visitors. In later years the castle fell on hard times, reaching its nadir in the nineteenth century when the gate was used as a slum tenement and the construction of railway viaduct obliterated most of the castle.
The remnant of the castle has been restored and is open to visitors. Its history, the view from the battlements and the ghost stories told about it make it a worthwhile destination for Newcastle visitors. If you would like to stay the night, there are a number of convenient Premier Inn hotels in Newcastle to stay at.
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