Travellers' Light Backpackers Lodge
Travel Blogs from Kota Kinabalu
After an early start of 5am we got packed and ready for the coach journey to the national park. I spent the whole time asleep on the coach and was awoken as we pulled into the registration place which overlooked the huge mountain we were about to climb. We received our ID badges and were met by our guide Petros, who we found out has the climbed Mount Kinabalu twice a week for 15 years....crazy! So at 9am we reached the start of ...
Another boring day in the hospital today with only 3 patients in the whole ward. Even the doctors looked bored today, with a couple of them nodding off in the patients chairs. A couple of doctors tried to get us a bit more involved today, asking us if we want to put some cannulas in, neither of us could be bothered but couldn't turn down the opportunity of actually getting involved for a ...
From Kualar Lumpor it's a cheap flight to the incredible island of Borneo. I arrive in the capital KK where I spent a day exploring the town and finding a torch for the climb ahead.
A couple of hours from the town, Mount Kinabalu has the highest peak on the island. We hiked up the path from 10am until the late afternoon seeing the forest gradually shrink. You have to stay over half way up the mountain so you ...
... der Inseln - hier hätten wir gleich hinfahren sollen: Strände genauso schön, aber deutlich we***** überlaufen. Wenn unsere Kamera uns nicht kurzzeitig im Stich gelassen hätte, würdet ihr nun auch die ersten Unterwasserfotos sehen können. Die Rückfahrt nach KK artete dann wie erwartet in das offenbar tägliche Wettrennen zwischen den Speedbooten aus, wir wurden Zweiter. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~ On our second day in ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTravellers' Light Backpackers Lodge Kota Kinabalu
Really lovely staff, very helpful. Free breakfast (toast and tea and coffee) until 10am but you can help yourself and we were able to have hot drinks all day. The staff were helpful when booking a climb up Mount Kinabalu, and always smiling. A wonderful balcony that views into the forest with views of butterflies and sometimes monkeys. A lovely little chill out spot.
Only minus is the walls are thin and the floors, so people who are noisy are a pain but there are plenty of signs asking guests to be considerate!
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