Grand Borneo Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... mouth-watering, and we enjoyed their company and the wide-eyed children who could not believe these two strangers were in their midst. One small girl took a particular liking to Ginette, and guided her around by the hand for most of the evening. With dinner wrapped up we took the family by dinghy out to the boat (in the dark) for a tour. They enjoyed the visit and in particular the trampoline where we all congregated to chat and watch the stars for a time before too soon having to drop ...
... curry. It was a shame as it was the powder we bought that spoiled it, the generous variety of fresh veg redeemed it somewhat and this plus the meal we cooked the following night (which was much nicer!) did go some way to easing our culinary cravings.
Mark and Catherine were on holiday so understandably fancied a bit of luxury in a nice hotel with pool and quiet beach to unwind properly. This they got when they headed off the following day to a resort an hour down the ...
... is the former name for Kota Kinabalu, named after Charles Jessel, the Vice-Chairman of the British North Borneo Company.
I had hired a dive camera for the day and have a cd of the photos but a limitation of our wee surface is that it only has one usb port and no external drive. I will upload some photos and update this entry early next week. The Scuba Junkie staff were extremely helpful and put the photos on ...
... of a few very short stretches, nearly the entire path is uphill (downhill on return). The night before you start, you are sleeping at sea level (well, 150 feet above since we were on the 12th floor of our hotel), so the altitude is almost certainly going to be felt in one way or another.
The first day you start hiking at 9 or 10 am and have to hike 6km, going from 2800m above sea level to 3300m. The first 2-3 km are ...
... br> We we're picked up promptly at 4.00pm to head of to the Mari Mari Village - Mari Mari meaning 'Come Come'. We were treated to a wonderful night, learning about the Borneo heritage and culture. Our journey took us through the five tribes represented by five different houses. As we walked to each house we were given the history and shown their traditions and were then treated to tastings along the way (but not at the head hunting tribe!) The first house was the ...