Day 1: Our journey begins…

The journey was surprisingly smooth to get here. Qantas were an efficient airline to fly with and the flight was sandwiched between two well-executed transfers. It did tickle me how the Malaysian taxi driver was trying to find me based on my WhatsApp profile photo. Inevitably the reality of the post thirteen hour flight and…

The Griffalo top ten travel essentials

Ok, so whilst I am biding time waiting for my holiday, I thought that I would share with you my top ten family travel essentials. By no means am I teaching you to suck eggs, but I have picked up many an extra trip from fellow travel enthusiasts with younger children. All mentioned items are…

Carrying a Giant Panda: A glorious 120kg luggage allowance.

It was like music to my ears. 30kg of INCLUDED luggage per person. No shuffling of (packed) smalls at the gate to balance out the paltry 15kg budget add on. An abundance of FULL SIZED toiletries to give me the best chance of looking and smelling delicious. A CHOICE of evening attire… shall I go…

Three days to go. Why holiday in Malaysia?

Europe and the US are ridiculously expensive on the ‘Great’ British Pound at the moment, so we just started looking a little further east. Cue the in depth meteorological research and we actually zoomed in on to plan our holiday in Southern Malaysia pretty quickly. Combined with a trip to a Malaysian Island, a few…

Three days to go. Why Malaysia?

Europe and the US are ridiculously expensive on the ‘Great’ British Pound at the moment, so we just started looking a little further east. Cue the in depth meteorological research and we actually zoomed in on Southern Malaysia pretty quickly. Combined with a trip to a Malaysian Island, a few days in Singapore and a…