Grand Borneo Hotel
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... some karaoke. One of the Italians went home at this point with the pretty Malay girl and the rest of us went on to the nightclub Bed. There was live music as we entered but that quickly stopped and we got into some boogeying and had another included LIIT. All of the Italians picked up local girls by this point and moved out and Blake wanted to leave so after another half hour I followed him back to Summer Lodge but he wasn't there so I had to get let in where I quickly passed ...
... to and from the banks and the whole place restored my positive feelings for Borneo. Unfortunately hiring a motorbike was not possible unless I paid £25 a day! Not flippin likely! The trips were still stupidly priced but after spending a whole day mooching around seeing the local sights and enjoying decent food, I did my research and found out about local buses and boats that I could use. I saw a lovely guest house on the waterfront, an old traditional ...
... trail to Pendant hut, where we would be staying over tonight. After completing the pinnacles we thought this would be a walk in the park and too be honest as we overtook loads of people of the way it was quite enjoyable. However as we reached 4km and an altitude of 3000m it was getting progressively worse, our legs still not fully recovered were aching and it was becoming more difficult to catch our breathe. It was ...
... finishing at 12 we hunted down the hospital canteen, which we only discovered existed yesterday after Ahmed had been the day before. It was a pretty big spot with at least 5 or 6 different kiosks selling various lunches. The only problem was it was all in Malay and none of the staff could speak English so we literally had no idea what we were going to order, eventually I randomly chose ...
... the summit early on before the cloud cover comes in. The hotel was not very warm and there were only cold showers, which were unbearably cold at this altitude, so everyone slept in sweat. The cold dark 'morning' at 2am didn't impress me. But the sunrise from the summit at around 6am really did.
We made it down to the bottom around 1pm. My bones ached then, it only got more painful over the next few days.