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Sorry to disappoint but today's blog is not going to be very interesting :) we had a lovely easy day, sleeping in until about 9 and leaving the hotel at around 12 to get to Senai airport. Our flight to Kuching was uneventful, and pretty smooth :) we caught 2 taxis (we don't fit in 1, ...
... because I forgot it up
there. On the way down we cooled off in a gorgeous series of waterfalls
and then went to check out two other (supposedly) actual viewpoints. One
was overgrown but the other one was a spectacular view. It was a great
day of hiking!
The last park we went to in Kuching was Kubah
National Park. We tried public transit again, but for some reason, the
one bus we needed was apparently "not running that day." Hrmph. We ended
... for some delicious Sarawak Laksa, then we relaxed at his house with the beautiful koi pond. I had a great chat with auntie Violeta, then uncle Dunstan took me out for his routine afternoon walk. We walked from the country club to the park, walked around the beautiful pond twice before we head out to the waterfront. The waterfront has lots of small stands selling everything from drinks to snacks an ...
... is on a peninsula inaccessible by road. The speedboat ride was great, very fast and rather bumpy here and there. The nature reserve is gigantic; we had to register so that people could be sent to rescue us if we didn't get back by a set time. We gave ourselves a few hours and trekked through the rainforest. We saw various types of monkeys; as with the orang utans the other day I hadn't expected to be too amazed, having seen them ...
... so I upped my hotel star rating and took it easy by just exploring Kuching for the first few days.
Kuching is a really nice and pretty city, voted Malaysia's cleanest city and the locals take pride in that distinction. The largest local ethnic group are the Iban, the famed and feared headhunters of Borneo, who were not allowed to marry until they could present their intended wife with the shrunken head of an enemy! Luckily, this ...