Elephant Mountain

CNY Getaway – Taipei (Part 2)

Following on from my initial introduction to Taipei and its people over hotpot, which included delicacies such as extra-chewy duck intestines (yeah I’m all good for that one especially for future, th...
Rahoe Night Market

CNY Getaway – Taipei (Part 1)

As is my annual custom, I made sure to evacuate for Chinese New Year – KL is always hectic the few days beforehand, and then dies a total death over the festive period itself as everyone scarpers for...
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort

Serious Luxury: Rasa Ria Resort Review

After arriving in Kota Kinabalu (see previous post), we were through immigration and standing landside within about 5 minutes of landing – and cooling down inside our extremely plush car en-route to ...
A Few Days in Saigon!

A Few Days in Saigon!

It’s incredible the difference a few years makes – OK, so last time I was in Saigon perhaps was also a completely different ‘type’ of holiday, but nevertheless just the drive from the airport to the ...
Last of the Cordis Lounge!

Hong Kong – It’s a Wrap!

After just two nights’ of unadulterated luxury in our beautiful hotel, the Cordis Hong Kong, and two and a bit hectic days packed full of activities, it was nearly for time to move on to our next ‘my...
Hong Kong by Night!

Exploring Amazing Hong Kong

If you followed my last post, you’ll know actually getting out of our hotel was proving challenging enough as it was, but somehow it just had to happen – much as I fancied the idea of just ‘exploring...
Night Sky over HK!

Hello Cordis – A HK Hotel Review

Picking a hotel somewhere like Hong Kong, that’s literally jam-packed with upscale hotels is no easy feat let me tell you. To be honest, compared to Malaysia, all the prices were eye-watering so it c...
HKIA Airport

Skywards for Hong Kong!

As I mentioned in my last post, we were finally bound for Hong Kong – a place I last saw in 2007, when I visited over an extended weekend from Dublin (and what another ridiculously crazy journey that...
Boh Tea Plantation, Cameron Highlands

Tea & Hikes – The Cameron Highlands

In between our stay and associated continuous grazing at The Smokehouse in the Cameron Highlands, we also thought how best to take advantage of all this cool air up in the mountains, get some fresh a...
Happy Out in Khao Lak!

Passing Time in Khao Lak!

With an unprecedented whole week in the same destination, Khao Lak, it was almost hard to know what to be doing. With passing rain showers , a mild coastal breeze and all that pool and beach real est...