King Park Hotel Tawau
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Today is a chill day. Bevan is not well, so we have decided to just tramp around the city to see what we can find. Breakfast is a standard noodle and fried egg with a coffee. A few hours later it is a Roti Canai and coffee, then time for a walk around the waterfront. The tide is out today, it is surprising quite clean. The sand is very active with crabs and mud skipper fish. We wander around ...
... about to rape me..I looked behind me...I was ready to jump. My back pack with my passport was in my hands...I had all I needed. Open water is my fear but I had none at that stage!!! That was my way and only way out! It is funny how quickly we are assuming or judging the situation when we are in the unknown. I had no clue about the area at all. The smile on my face appeared once the game was on!!! Gambling! I mean...they only want to gamble their ...
... in Lahad Datu, but hey what do I know-this lady just spoke to a local right? So we jumped in a taxi from Semporna and arrived in Tawau at 8.30pm. Straight to the hotel and up early with the hopes of going to the valleys. However I am sure you have guessed how this story goes .
Tawau is mostly visited by people who want to cross over into the Indonesian side of Borneo as this is the only crossing point where foreigners can get a visa. It's an OK little town, ...
... ferries to Toli Toli in north west Sulawesi but they all said that ferries didn't sail there anymore. Very annoyingly they don't sail to anywhere else in northern Sulawesi such as Manado or Bitung either. They did inform me however that there was a ferry (the KM.Thalia - not a Pelni ship) sailing for Pare Pare in south-western Sulawesi that night at 10pm. As my only other possible option would have been to get a boat the next day to Tarakan and then fly from ...
Well it is ALWAYS and adventure traveling like this. I was told that the boat would leave at 10am so to be safe I arrived at wharf at 8.30. Sure enough the office is not open and everyone I talk too says no you cannot take a bike on this boat it is not a ferry. With persistance I found a guy in Immigration who says yes take your bike to boat then come back to get your passport stamped after it is loaded. Out to gate to encounter two uniformed guys ...