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1st floor, No 106 / 108, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000, Malaysia | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Kota Kinabalu

Kk, getting lost, and a naked man

A travel blog entry by mike.h

... suspicious when I try to get back on the boat at the end of the day with a ticket from the wrong island. Feel a bit silly, nonetheless a good day on a beautiful island, swimming, napping, and eating. Think I could get used to this. Again, I get lost on the mainland and rely on starbucks (!!!!) Free wifi to google map my way back. Sense of direction has never been a strong ...

Journey to the Equator

A travel blog entry by trish.coverdale


... sea was equally beautiful and a lovely breeze as we sailed along. Joe left us at 4pm and after saying our goodbyes to him, our gang headed back to our bungalow for showers before a well earned meal. I had to laugh though, Oat had the biggest wash bag of everyone, he had so many creams, moisturisers, gels and "stuff" and he made me use his very expensive snail cream (not sure what it did, but my face smelt nice)! I must admit that he had the most amazing ...

Sunrise to Sunset

A travel blog entry by johnnygoldfinch


... want to repeat!
Off to the Marina to catch the 0900 boat to Pulau Sapi for snorkeling and swimming and hopefully to see some monitor lizards. We first dropped a family of Chinese at Pulau Mamutik
(thankfully) before crossing to Sapi; two of them did not want to wear life jackets but the skipper would not leave the jetty until they did! Our host was Osman who had brought over
some beach mats for us (no loungers on Sapi). Again Sapi is more ...

A Bit of Down Time Today

A travel blog entry by johnnygoldfinch


... Mr John you take a seat and I will watch your toast’; she then brought it over to him. Mrs John had to sort herself out!
After breakfast we decided to wander down the other end of town (yesterday we turned right out of the hotel, this morning left). Yesterday was definitely more interesting than today! I’m still trying to think of something to write about.
Around 1030 it was far too hot (34c ...

The journey back

A travel blog entry by cramow

I actually managed to get a decent night sleep, I think it was just the fact I was so tired after the climb and sleep deprived from the previous 2 nights. We woke up at 7 and went a wash and swim in the river and afterwards packed all our stuff together before sitting down for our final meal in the jungle...baked beans and friend egg on toast. After one last attack from the bees we left the camp to set off on the 9km trek back to the meeting point. The previous night it ...

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This hostel, located on 1st floor, No 106 / 108, Kota Kinabalu, is near Mount Kinabalu, Manukan Island, Sepilok Nature Resort / Orang Utan Sanctuary, and Kinabalu National Park.
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