Malacca (Malay: Melaka)

Melaka, it sounds exotic. If you’ve never travelled to Malaysia, you’ve probably never even heard of it. The beauty of travelling is it affords you the luxury of choosing how little or long to spend at any one location. We decided this would be a flying visit ( one night, two day thingy). We invited…

It’s never too late to succeed

My dad passed away at 48 years of age. I was 20 when it happened. It just felt so wrong; he was far too young. After recently celebrating my 40th birthday, I realise now how awfully young his passing was. It feels positively tragic. The story I’m about to tell you shows it’s never too…

Foodie Weekend – Klang, Malaysia

We needed a mini break from KL. It’s a wonderful place to live, but plenty of weekends away should always be on one’s travel menu. Malaysia is a place to be discovered. Our plan was keep it cheap, as little travel as possible, and off the tourist trail. It doesn’t take being a rocket scientist…

Escape Your Rut, Do Everest!

It was 2014, I had a good job but it felt like my career had gone flat. I had a happy, healthy child and husband. But like many of you we were feeling the financial pressure of living in an expensive city (actually all cities are like this). My life felt kind of monotonous; work…

Taiwan Oozes Cool

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend 5 days in Taiwan during December 2016. We had the added bonus of being…… kid free! What a dream! We decided to try and be adventurous, splitting our limited time between the beautiful coastline and countryside, and the fabulous city treats of Taipei. First stop Juifen: With slightly puffy eyes, we landed at Taipei airport. We jumped straight…