Grand Borneo Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kota Kinabalu
After speaking to a guy at our hostel in Sepilok, we found out we could fly to Bali for £70 if we went back to where we were before, so we stood on the side of the road and hailed down a passing bus, which was full so we ended up sitting on the front step next to the driver for 2 hours until seats were available. The next morning we took a small boat from the jetty to a national park made up of 5 Islands, we went to one called ...
... I've ever seen! Richard followed me everywhere, I loved him and must admit I felt safer walking around on my own knowing he was there to protect me! After eating I walked the beach from end to end, watching the monkeys catching shellfish, great entertainment on a balmy tropical night and I sat near Richard as the sun set over the South China Sea. It was so beautiful and peaceful, I do feel so lucky to experience these things. At 7.30pm I joined the others for ...
... figures! We reached the meeting point after a couple of hours and boarded the longboat back. The journey took us back up the river as we got to sit and enjoy the sun and the views. We were hoping to see some crocodiles on the river but unfortunately weren't lucky enough to. An hours ride later we were dropped off outside the airport...yep we got a boat to the airport! We thanked Joseph for being a brilliant guide and cook and we checked in for our flight back. I spent ...
... the view from what felt like our very own private island. On the way back to the beach we encountered another Komodo dragon, however this one wasn't as friendly as the previous as instead of moving out of the way decided to hiss and whip it's tail at us. We didn't realise just how long and powerful those tails are so it wouldn't half hurt if it made contact. In the end we conceded defeat and took the long way back before spending a bit more ...
... at me. We head for the hot springs and lunch. The rain defeats the moving-bus-out-of-window-photography, but in spite of this, there's a couple of good shots. One of which is how the locals manage to cut farmland into the mountainside and Leah snaps some multicoloured houses. It's a good shot The girl in front of us accidentally discovers that the chairs recline and suddenly I'm asleep again, along with the whole coach. Maybe they gas people to keep the rowdyness ...
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