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... we were a little bit overwhelmed by the development of the city. Before we arrived in Borneo we had imagined being dropped off somewhere in the middle of the jungle where most likely we would have to cut our way through, but instead we were in a taxi plying a very good highway surrounded by tall buildings. What a silly imagination sometimes one can have about certain places!
The taxi dropped us off at the hotel where the other two foreigners (they were Dutch) had ...
And so they leave the city in June of each and every year. Streets are empty, stores are closed, sidewalks are clear of people that are heading one and only direction on this very day. The day of a harvest festival called a Gawai festival, known by me as a long house festival. It is a national event promoted by local brews. But what not many people knows, it is also a New Years celebration, religious ritual and family and friends reunion, all at the same time.
... I know this place is completely wild. My next steps no one can predict and I hear all these noises which I have no clue what is that, I
have no clue, simply because I only am discovering this part of life
myself and it's exciting.
Going through the paths. Some hard, some easier, some more fun... all of them have something in common. Those paths made me sweat like a pig, moan like I'm about to collapse from the heath or more like a burn in each of my ...
... to take the ferry across the river to the North Bank; perhaps tomorrow.
Instead we wandered down to the Hotel Spa and picked up a menu; what else can you do in Kuching on a wet day? After deciding on the treatments we booked in for 1430.
As the rain was easing we took a stroll around The Hills Shopping Mall under the Hotel and the Riverside Shopping Mall across the road before going to Ipoh Town Kopitiam for our
usual iced ...
... running from flower to flower like a little kid. Really an amazing place. After lovely time in the garden, we went back to the hotel, to pack our stuff for the visit to the wildlife centre however we missed the bus. There were supposed to be 2 buses leaving the station but apparently one was cancelled. Never mind, we will do this next time.
Next – trekking in Bako National Park with hope to find proboscis ...