|Mt. Merapi, Indonesia [picture not by me]|
Just like Eyafjällajökull (no joking, I actually remembered how to spell that) shut down travel in Europe a few months ago, clouds of ash from the erupting Mt. Merapi has cancelled flights to and from Jakarta, leaving me and my coworkers stranded in Singapore indefinitely. Singapore Airlines, an airline which I can't say enough good things about, offered to put me up in a hotel in Singapore until the ash above Jakarta literally blows over. Not only that, but they paid for my gourmet dinner at my fancy boutique hotel.
|My boutique hotel room in Singapore|
|The very nice bathroom|
|Singapore from my taxi from the airport|
|More of Singapore's skyline|
Hopefully, the ash will blow over tomorrow and I can get to Jakarta then. If not, I can think of worse places of being stuck than this island paradise.