Monkey Beach

Penang; Never a Bad Idea

While everyone else is posting festive Christmas seasonal messages and pictures of decorations, my day job (yes, there is one) organized a trip up to Penang for the weekend to chill our minds and rel...
Malaysia Life!

Why You Here Ah?! Good Question.

I’m now living back in Malaysia nearly two full years, having also lived here before in 2010 and into 2011, before going to Germany for a while, then back to Ireland for nearly a year and a half, bef...
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...
The Smokehouse Hotel

Review: The Smokehouse, Cameron Highlands

For the long Malaysian independence weekend, we decided it best to take a break from all the heat and goings-on of the city centre and, quite literally, head for the hills. The Cameron Highlands is o...
Shangri-La KL

A Review: Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

Staying in the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, a hotel not more than 10 minutes drive from my apartment was unusual purely because of how close to home it was. However, needs must and I was more than happy ...
Bangkok Airport

It’s a Long Way to Germany

For our long-awaited and booked last-minute trip to Germany, we were left, highly unusually, with little to no option but Lufthansa. Myself & Lufty have had something of a chequered past, as I ha...
Hotel Happy 92

A Review: Happy 92 Hotel

First, let me apologise for frightening one and all with that bedhead. I too was in shock at first…   Following on from my detailed experience at the Hotel Malaysia in Penang back in July...
Ireland!

9 Months from Home – Again!

I’m not normally given to sad reflections or musings on a life I’ve deliberately chosen – to live away from home, see the world, and hopefully someday stop somewhere, with far more ...
Georgetown, Penang

A Review: Hotel Malaysia – Penang

It’s been a while since I posted a hotel review on this blog instead of over on my Tripadvisor account. Simply put, I prefer to keep this site only for longer, more lengthy ramblings – wh...