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... of the hotel concierge I followed the wending road up the hill behind the hotel, up past the Atkinson Clock Tower and on to the Signal Hill Observatory. As a first time visitor to KK (I feel like a local already!) this viewpoint provided a handy overview of the city. From here the contrasting lush green rainforest which envelops the hillside and the gridded streets of the concrete jungle below, give way to a sweeping panorama across to the stilted ...
... sticky popcorn – getting quite a shock when I was expecting salty taste! Unfortunately, back at the marina some electricians were installing new flood lights and accidently put a couple 220V wires in series, spiking our boat with 440V of power. We were extremely lucky that at the time the only thing we had connected was the A/C – and even that was not running at the time. However, the power spike did fry both of our circuit boards on the A/C units.
Ginette and I ...
... to live in confinement outside of their natural habitat. Those are the monkeys with the giant noses. And there's pretty spectacular diving, which is why I'm here. I've been talking about getting my scuba certification since I decided to come to asia, and since many people (including LL) recommended diving here I figured, why not. I found a good dive center on tripadvisor for relatively cheap - $325 for the whole course. That includes all instruction, gear, marina ...
... teach us how to eat Malay style with our hands! We stayed out for another while to take full advantage of happy hour an met a couple of guys who were crew on one of the massive boats moared up, one was from NZthe other from California. Two more of them joined us later a young girl from Melbourne and a guy from the UK but lived in Aus, apparently there were 14 or 18 crew in total! We had a few more beers , tequila and headed home a little merry about ...
... in hearts!
We were very sad to leave Borneo, as it has been such an incredible and different place.
We took two flights over to Mali (the Maldives), the weather was torrential rain, and luckily it was only a short ride to our island (we did not want another Heron Island episode!)
The weather so far has been rain, but we have 6 days here, and hopefully it will clear up very soon!
See you soon,