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... Nicola's male alter ego, the womanising football fanatic beer swigging lager lout Niko first made his appearance. Whenever Nicola wears her long sleeved Malaysian football top (the only long sleeved top she could find in the whole of Malaysia) it opens us a window into Niko's soul, and what a guy he is. For the duration of the trip with our Dutch friends there wasn't five minutes that passed without a Niko joke. Yvette has now also taken the name Niko and coined it as a new term ...
... who is staying at Jack's joins me on the roadside to get into town also and she is used to hitching so I feel safe doing it with another person and she flags someone down and off we go. Thankfully the guy is clean-cut, married with a child and off to work in the city. All is normal. We drop the chick at some accommodation and then he wants to drive me to the airport instead of from the shopping centre in town where he works and I can catch the ...
... tourists there who wanted to go where I was going, great I would ask for some money back upon my return, I wasn't one person anymore!! We carried on to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary in 400 acres of mangrove forest and walked along the boardwalk to a wooden building with a viewing platform. Dozens of amazing orange coloured proboscis monkeys (big floppy noses for males, big pointed noses for females) were around us some with babies clinging tightly ...
I was up with the lark (or should I say swifts) this morning watching the sunrise from 0540; himself was still snoring but did see the sun come over Mount Kinabalu at 0625.
We had an early(ish) breakfast this morning as we wanted to book our boat trip to one of the islands; we chose Mamutik and were on the 0900 boat. Although the island is a lot more commercial ...
... to a Club Room. Great decision as we have a larger room, unlimited 24hr wifi access not to mention
use of the Club Lounge on the 12th floor from 0600-2200; exclusive breakfast; all
day snacks, tea, coffee and fruit juices; afternoon tea; evening
cocktails/drinks and snacks (1700-1900). Yes, back to unlimited expresso coffees!
In fact I am blogging ...