Hotel Grand Continental Kuching
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I går og i nat regnede det - ikke bare regn men regn!
Jeg tog bussen fra BSB kl. 13 til Miri, hvor jeg var kl. 17. Alle var gennemvåde efter grænsekontrollerne. Langturbusstationerne ligger gerne 10 km uden for byen, også her. Jeg spiste på den lokale - ris med noget på, grøntsager og kylling. Og den eneste lokale øl de havde var carlsberg (ja …
... the flights whilst Joe went to the info centre.
Flights were booked and Ange was enjoying a snooze when Joe came bursting back in to the hotel and told us we needed to pack our stuff as we had a bus to catch in 15 minutes! We hurriedly threw together an overnight back and left our room looking like a tip – fortunately since the hostel is so cheap we could pay for our room for the night whilst we were away.
The bus to Bako ...
One of the things I was looking forward to the most on this trip was getting to see orangutangs in the wild. Matter of fact, it was the main reason I looked at replacing my camera equipment for this trip (when I didn't for the Indochina or Malta trips). I wanted to be able to take great shots of orangutangs in their rain forest habitat. Before I had a very poor zoom lens, now I have a great one, at least for all-in-one travel purposes.
One of the ...
... has been living in Indonesia in West Kalimantan, Indonesia for a number of years and is currently actually living in Kuching. Malcolm joined us for the Orang tour. Orang means people and Utan means forrest. It was geat catching as we haven't seen eachother for about 15 years.
Back to the tour. Apparantly this time of year it's 50/50 whether you will actually get to see an Orang ...
... br> Working in the tropical heat is challenging. Drinking lots of water and keeping a wet towel around your neck is a good strategy. Also not walking at normal speed is smart which you need to do around a cluttered build site anyway.
Pip is a bit of a clown and will dance and joke around with any and everyone. He's a lot of fun and adds a lot to the build as he is quite canny and good at doing little (but important) jobs ...