While I had no doubt that the sights and sounds of Kuching would be truly exquisite, I decided to round off my long weekend attending a wedding in Sarawak, Malaysia by departing for the last two nights to Sabah instead
Over the years, as an expat living in a foreign country, I believe I’ve done a pretty solid job of keeping abreast of all upcoming public holidays – and planning breaks around the sweeping majority. I was even convinced –
I’ve been fervently keeping my AirAsia trips to once a year, and this was my annual exception – a roughly 2.5 hour flight over and back to Surabaya, Indonesia. The reasons are almost list-like; document check for ‘foreigners’ and AirAsia’s
Owing to the fantastic coma-like sleep (likely alcohol induced) I had in British Airways’ ageing Club World business class cabin last year to Dublin, I elected to repeat the cycle again this year for my yearly crusade back to Dublin.
After the laughable experience that was the Bumi Surabaya City Resort, I had begun to worry deeply for what lay in store for me at the Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya. As long-time suffering readers will know, my experiences at Shangri-La properties
It’s rare in recent years that I’ve stayed at a hotel that seemed to just completely suffer from a litany of back-to-back errors, and it’s sad to say that it is probably in no small part down to me staying at mostly big-box