Grand Borneo Hotel
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... before I left. I'll need to do some more serious laundry soon but those pieces should tide me over for another day or two. I walked to the dive office, about twenty minutes, and got there around 8:30. That's the other thing I forgot to mention that really sold me on this dive center - I'm the only one in the course that started today. That means that I get 1:1 instruction the whole time! And for no extra cost! So got there today and met my instructor. We went up to the ...
Sorry for the lack of blogs in the last few days. Have spent most of my time in the hospital, or in the gym! Today however, we decided to get out and explore a bit more of the area. Sabah state is famous for it's Orang-utans. It has two sanctuaries, one deep near the eastern coast, which has rehabilitated 38 monkeys so far, while the other, a much smaller reserve, is a newer sister company, founded as part of the Shangri-la Rasa Ria resort. We arrived, after a ...
... I took the local bus into Kuching the next morning from my hotel (20 mins) with my fingers crossed and what a difference! What a lovely place, fantastic! There were Chinese pagodas and temples everywhere, lovely old traditional Chinese buildings and the river front was fab. On the opposite bank was a massive gold roofed new Sarawak State Legislative Assembly building that dominated the waterway, it was beautiful! Little traditional boats were ...
... to take on water. Passengers were also asked whether they would like to take the opportunity to have a 10
minute ride in the ‘cock pit’ (as the Steward called it) of the engine; it’s
very hot he said. Yes please I said; No thank you said Mr John!
When we got back on the train the tables had been set for lunch. We were all invited to change sides so we had the other view on the way back; a brilliant idea!
... which would have been lovely if it wasn't for the constant swarm of insects attacking you every second and the humidity was insane. I had to stop on several occasions to take my tshirt off to wring it, it was that wet! We arrived to camp 5 about 2 hours later to find a huge infestation of bees....and I am talking hundreds, if not thousands! The worse thing is they are attracted to salt, so of course after doing a 2 hour jungle trek and arriving dripping with sweat it ...