Hsiang Garden Hotel
- Airport Transportation
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Today was spent travelling to Sandakan on a coach. We had quite a luxury vehicle to travel in but the constant aircon blasting the whole journey made it so cold! The journey took over 6 hours with a few stops to rest. We managed to catch a glimpse of Mt Kinabalu whose peak disappeared into the clouds as we passed by it. ...
... only one night could be afforded to such a place, and that it had taken our whole holiday to reach it, but alas once again I decided to make peace with The Phillipines.
The next morning we awoke early, for we needed to return to the mainland in order to catch a flight to Manila. Whilst in Sorsogon, we had booked a direct flight from Legazpi, having decided against booking a night bus (lest we became entrapped by another endless journey and thus miss our flight ...
... I needed to stop taking the doxycycline but as I was using it as an antimalerial, I couldn't. Instead he told me not to drink caffeine, alcohol or juice and take gavisgon. I could only drink milk without getting pain and had to eat tiny amounts of bland food to make the pain bearable. It wasn't much fun! So, as Sandakan wasn't the most exciting city we chilled out while I wasn't so good and didn't do much at all. We went out for a few ...
... in - but just like any drama the turtles were just building suspense. Being given the nod we followed the ranger and our guide to location on the beach were the mother had settled to lay. Her location was surprising as it was close to the lights of the police station on the island - light usually being a deterrent. When we got there the ranger was already working on collecting the eggs as they were laid. We had an opportunity to sit and watch this natural phenomenon taking place as ...
... much further out, yet on the other hand they do also have cases where they have released one and never seen them again. Many of the released Orang-utans go on to mate and breed themselves as well as do their offspring so it’s a fantastic initiative that’s vital to keeping the species alive in Borneo! It’s nice to finally see a success story, that steps have been taken to save a species while they are still alive and well rather than when it’s far too ...