All posts by Begimay Ahmatova

(Beg)gar’s B(i)rthday

For better or for worse, I spent my 19thbirthday on the second week of my arrival in Singapore.  The day started off with a huge headache from the night before, and only went downhill from there. Despite not feeling too well, I was excited to celebrate the day with my friends after all our planning. ...

A (Begi)jeweled City

Singapore is an incredible city-state-island-pretty much whatever other adjective that exists for land. It’s like a super green Tomorrowland (cue childhood memories), with abundant vegetation surrounding modern skyscrapers and futuristic technology. No wonder they call it part of a new breed of “Smart Cities”. From the ultra-sleek metro system (the MRT) to the multitude of ...

The (Begi)est Singaporean Welcome

Changi welcomes you to Singapore with the opulence of a Las Vegas casino and the warm hospitality of the SEAs. This airport is regarded as one of the best in the world, containing multiple gardens, a movie theatre, pool, and even a kinetic rain instalment. I highly encourage you to spend some time to look ...

Getting Sick on the Flight Around the World & Other (Begi)nning News

After so much preparation and hard work to get to the point where you’re finally on the airplane that will take you to a land of adventure, the last thing you would expect to do is throw-up. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what I did. Let me clear this up by stating that this wasn’t my first ...