Magic Mountain Country Home
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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That's the trouble with flying across time zones, confusion sets in. On balance it's Saturday so it must be day 3. Last night we booked into the Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu for one night. All refurbished and excellent if a little blingy for our taste. At breakfast this morning they had flags by the different breakfast sections in the buffet, Malay, Indonesian, but sadly no uk. However an excellent selection of breads plus ...
... that within our group of 6, there was a definite split in pace. Myself, Will and Megan therefore went on ahead at our pace, while the others took it at theirs with the guide. At pretty much every half kilometre, there is a hut to pause and refuel with our vast array of snacks that were weighing us down. However, towards the end, the three of us decided to just plough on ahead to the hostel, so as not to get completely soaked - ...
... lasted only ten minutes or so, it foreshadowed darkly things to come. Having set a frenetic pace to begin with, the three of us leading the hike had to slow down lest our lungs burst. We took our lesson from the porters. These shirpa-equivalent Malaysian men and women transported 60kg at a time on their backs up the mountain; their motto was 'slow and steady' and that they did. Rarely if ever stopping, they slalomed up the steep paths taking ...
... to Poring and arrived at 2:20 so we got a local buffet of soup, rice, sweet n sour fish, lemon chicken and fruit + Sabah tea for RM 20. We met up with Graham, a brit volunteering at Lupa Masa and also met our other two buddies for the night, Louise and Owen from Ireland. We walked for 30 minutes into the camp (I slipped into a stream and soaked my shoes) but once we got there it was amazing. It's very ...
... myself already till maximum. We agreed he will only tell me once I run out of time. That deal sounded good for me. The deal I made with myself tho, was to just keep on going, make just one more step, and then one more and another one. I took around 30 sec break every kilometer to drink a bit of water.
I've reached 2,463 m. high when my breathing was fine. I was happy. Now, I realized the breathing problem only took my attention of burning feeling coming from my legs. Because ...