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Travel Blogs from Ranau
... sickness and also because my legs couldn't sustain all those stairs all day) for day one, I spent about 6 hours walking up (including half hour lunch break) getting to our accommodation hut. During the whole hike, the vegetation constantly changes as you reach higher elevations - from humid rainforest, to a shorter forest with less density and a more dry and rocky habitat than a moist and mossy one. For the longest time you are shrouded by clouds ...
... coloured fountain constantly displaying in front of them. Yes, we realize they are just buildings but they looked absolutely stunning and make the Vancouver Shangri-La look boring (sorry Courtney). We managed to get our popcorn fix at the movies and made it back to Chinatown to sleep for a few hours before getting up.
Nigel agreed to wake up at 330am along with Terrea in order to walk her to the airport shuttle bus where she would be picking up Ashlynn. ...
... 30pm so we thought we'd have a good chance of getting the bus, having established we were at the right bus stop. At 2.30pm we decided to call it quits, but as a new bunch of people had turned up I asked and was told the bus came at 3 pm - just time for Jon to nip over to KFC for something to eat.
When the bus turned up it was fully booked but the conductor gave me the number to call and reserve seats for tomorrow. Back ...
... thin making each movement a laboured process. And I believe I had a slight case of altitude sickness which involved feeling dizzy, headache and sore joints. Within 5 minutes of heading down the mist cleared and my mood did a complete 180. The sun came out and I was given my first view of what I had been climbing in the dark. It was the single most spectacular view I have ever seen. The rock formations were endless, with surprise twists and turns in every shade of ...
... granite and provided good grip, but in Sarawak all rocks were extremely slippery and I instinctively had trouble trusting the granite rocks.
It ended up taking me 5 hours to descend, it pleasantly rained all the way helping to keep me cool. The descent has a cruel end to make people climb the last 100m and then up steep steps.
Having survived ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking