Grand Margherita Hotel
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So day one here was not flash. Feeling awful, jet lagged, tired out from trying to do much and worrying too much about things at home.
We arrived around lunchtime and what I needed was to get to bed and catch up on sleep. What we did was have an induction tour on the build site, practise our team presentation (Haka of course), have a …
... cars parked either side. It looked like we had entered Chinatown Markets, although we soon found out that that wasn't the case.
We found the cooking school, rushed inside and made our apologies. Joseph was at the door ready to greet us with his warm, welcoming smile and polite manner. He told us that we first needed to marinate the chicken, so please go out the back to see your instructor (I thought he was meant to be ...
... managed to get up early enough the next day to go two hours on a bus to Gunung Gading to see the rafflesia in bloom there, which happens very infrequently. The one we saw was 57cm across, and was kind of squashed by the side of one trail, but was indeed a big flower (they can grow up to 1m across). Even with Dom's very sore back, we still managed to walk one of the waterfall trails, dip our feet in the cool water for a free fish pedicure and go around ...
... locate and pay the driver but we have found that on more than one occasion we were sat on the bus for more than an hour for no found reason. Today we were lucky and were only sat there for 10 minutes before the bus started chugging down the road. Most buses in Kuching are the type that look as though they have been running for several decades without an upgrade. Regardless, they are insanely cheap and like I said easy to get. An hour and a half later and a bus change we ...
... of the boat but
behind there was a storm with thunder, lightning and rain. As darkness fell
we made our way back up the river and just upstream from the Boat Club the
boatman pointed out a small number of fire flies on an api-api tree; there
was an almost full moon so spotting them was quite difficult.
Back to the hotel at 2015 for a hot Milo!
Night Night xx