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A Favorite Storyteller Shares Tales from Malaysia

A Favorite Storyteller Shares Tales from Malaysia Photo

Photo by ancer

Posted on October 2, 2009 in Trip Ideas

The indomitable koshkha has averaged four journals a month in her first nine months of IgoUgo membership and is now just shy of the 1,000-photo mark, so we thought it high time for her second blog spotlight. We were reminded that it’s been a while when we read her latest collection of reviews and saw that she’s been monkey-spotting on Malaysia’s Tioman Island--remember the last time she palled around with primates? It ended with quite the caper.

In addition to writing about the (docile) monkeys of Tioman Island and the orchids of Lake Gardens, koshkha is sharing her impressions of the hotels she visited on three trips to Kuala Lumpur. Her observations are always helpful and often hilarious; here’s what she has to say about the Hilton Hotel’s “relaxation box” and its “extra-nice toiletries”:

“The clever thing is, if you USE them whilst you are there, you won't have to pay. But if you take them with you, you will be charged. That baffled my mind and I ended up leaving them just where they were thinking, 'What if they think I've taken them? Do I have to leave all the empties on show? Or should I wander down and show them how lovely my skin is looking?’”

And don’t miss koshkha’s other recent journals. From dining at a bell-tower-adjacent pub with an ex-campanologist friend (really!) in England to playing the “Name 10 Famous Belgians Challenge” with a Belgian colleague (unfair advantage!) in Antwerp, she never ceases to find the fun in travel, nor to entertain us with her wonderful stories.

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