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Travel Blogs from Miri
... but could really fly anywhere if we want. It's like we're back in Bangkok again...what do we do? Fly to Indonesia for a week? Fly to the Philippines? Continue with Malaysia?
Touring the rivers and parks of Sarawak may have been nice, but they didn't give us internet, so all of our research and planning has been non-existant and it's coming to a head now.
So we keep flipping back and forth, wasting time, not deciding.
... see 3 fair skinned foreigners in their local cafe and made no secret of this, one older gentleman walked past with his mouth wide open as he stared at me and only narrowly avoided knocking an entire stand of crisps over! Other, more polite, members of the community, made a big effort to catch our eye so they could give us big smiles which made us feel more welcome! Even the restaurant owners looked dead proud we we eating there. After lunch, we began the long journey back to ...
... in the centre of KL itself.
Our original plan on arriving here had been to go and see the Niah caves the following day before our flight to Mulu on the 4th. These changed slightly when we heard that the hostel was organising a tour to a local Longhouse the following day. I'd been pretty keen to go and see one from the moment I decided to come to Borneo especially as we were right in the middle of the harvest festival, which is the time to go ...
... natives of Borneo. Well, I am pleased to report that the mission was a complete failure. Far from paddling up river into the jungle in dug out canoes with a bible tucked into their loin cloths, the natives of Borneo are driving their SUVs to the nearest huge shopping mall and indulging in extensive retail therapy followed by a good chow down on Kentucky Fried Chicken or McDonalds, whilst talking to each other on their smartphones. There is not one protestant ...
I mention all this because there are hundreds, thousands of
folks trying to get out of Bangkok right now. The main int'l a/p
is still open, but things are going south fast. 500+ dead now,
What to do if you get stuck in a deteriorating situation?
Some Austin Airwaves Advice:
Stay in contact with your people. Mobile/text, email, phone.
Sat phones are nice, and the price has been coming down...