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Our Baby Moon

Some of you may already have known this – the reason that I have been blogging a lot less for the past few months is that I was pregnant. Yes, I used the past tense, because I have recently given birth to a beautiful baby boy. The feeling is indescribable to say the least. I…

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Heavenly Bed at Westin

During our short trip to Malaysia last month, we managed to squeeze out a night to stay at the Westin Kuala Lumpur Hotel, courtesy of our Starwood Privilege card. Since we could choose out of 3 different hotels, namely Le Meridien, Sheraton Imperial or Westin, we decided to go with Westin because of the famed…

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Escape to the Mountains

Last week, Saucer and I had the chance to go for a little escape to the Blue Mountains for the weekend. We were there with several of his colleagues, and we stayed at the Fairmont Resort in Leura. Arriving there on a Friday afternoon, we were greeted with a blanket of white fog surrounding the…

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Escapade to Hunter Valley Wine Region

Moving to Australia was a big change for us, and one that did not come cheap too. Apart from the clear blue skies, we have to, unfortunately, live with the high cost of living here. Food costs 2 to 3 times more than back home, even before conversion. And for us new starters, we have…

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Hidden Retreat at Lake Macquarie

Public holidays are hard to come by in Sydney, and when they do, especially on a weekend, they’re highly treasured. So when we had a 3-day long weekend a couple of weeks back, I took matters into my own hands and planned a little getaway of our own up north. My first plan was to…

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Grand Hyatt Hotel Taipei

After our long journey back from Sun Moon Lake, we only had one night left in Taipei. Our final hotel stay was at Grand Hyatt Taipei, by way of redeeming points. We managed to book the Grand King room that came with a huge and comfortable king size bed in a spacious room. Checking in…

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Crystal Jade Chalet

Our one night at Sun Moon Lake was spent at Crystal Jade Chalet, a random hotel we found from the internet. There were plenty of chalets and hotels around the Sun Moon Lake city centre where the pier was, but we thought that to be too noisy and commercialized. After much scouting, we called up…

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