When golden autumn leaves are as beautiful as Christmas lighted ones…nature’s gifts 🎁

The golden autumn leaves are just so beautiful on their own and perhaps even outshone those trees at the back adorned with Christmas lights!

What do you think?

Kyoto in late autumn 🍂 and the healing sound of water 💦

I took a walk today around Arashiyama 嵐山. It is a place I go wherever I have the time. Today was a beautiful late autumn day. Blue skies and cold crisp air. I stood for a long time at one of my favorite spots of this very popular tourist attraction in Kyoto, famed for its majestic bamboo grove (though today I didn’t take photos).

My video doesn’t do justice to the scenic mountainous area and the rivers flowing (When I left… I thought why didn’t I take a landscape video instead 😅).

A video of late autumn in Kyoto
Bert enjoying the autumn sunshine
mitarashi dango☺️

Taking a cab in Singapore🇸🇬

I grew up with either the blue or yellow cabs but now there’re 6 taxi operators and several private ride hailing such as Uber, Grab. With a population of approximately 5.7 million people and an island city, we do have choices when it comes to what cab to take!

With choices come decisions. And usually price and service shape our decisions on public transportation. Even within the same operator, different car models command different fares…so we really need a good chart to help us decide!

Useful Singapore taxi information

👆🏻I found this article to be concise yet informative. It covered essential information on

  • fare comparisons – flag down fares, booking fees, cancellations, peak vs off peak
  • types of payments accepted

Do your homework too. Now that you know the names of the cab operators, it is worthwhile to download their apps or check their websites. Where you’ll find up to date information on latest promotions, promo codes 😊 and in-app cashless payments.

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