Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa
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OMG OMG OMG! Today has to be the longest day ever.
Woke up at half past two to get ready, and afterwards we gathered outside the cabin together with the other climbers (at least fifty in all) for a briefing from the guides. It's under 10 degree celsius and close to 3 a.m. when we began the push to the summit. The night …
... heaven! There are endless white fluffy clouds to the horizon as you look back to the direction you came, and in front now is the looming grey mass of a huge mountain system, sparsely covered in vegetation. The views just keep getting better and better from here, but the pain in your legs is also increasing! The last 500m to the main accommodation huts is tough!
And I'm not gonna sugar coat it for you - the 2.5ish kms you have left on day two ...
... well; the two girls met with open arms at the international airport and found their way back a sleeping Nigel in the hostel. We decided as a group to get out of KL that day as there wasn’t much to see so we booked a last minute bus for Penang. Our first plan was to visit the Cameron Highlands for some nature hikes but the weather looked miserable and deterred us quickly. Penang on the other hand is known as the “food capital of Asia” and had ...
... downtown Ranau and we managed to find a room that not only has a window, but wifi too, and the man at reception let me use the phone to book seats on the first bus to Sandakan which gets here at 9am. However I have to confirm at 6.30am tomorrow and the reception man doesn't get here till 8am. But he told me where we could get a Malaysian sim card for the moby - our favourite supermarket chain which has £5 bottles of merlot (Chateau du ...
... I literally jumped for joy (multiple times) and my face hurt from smiling so much. There are no words I can use to paint a picture of the magnificent scene I saw. It took Sam Helena and I 3.5 hours to get down to base camp because we were constantly stopping to take pictures, to admire a cool rock formation from a different angle and perspective, to just enjoy being above the cloud line. To out how high up I was I perspective it's the same height people sky dive from ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa Ranau
It's tucked in a quiet corner of Ranau town, located about 15 minutes' drive from the Kinabalu Park. The rooms are quite spacious with attached bathroom and plenty of hot water. The furnishings are a bit old, but what matters to me is that it is clean and comfortable. There is a well-kempt garden, and a spa within the hotel compound. Food is nothing special, just okay. I wouldnt mind staying here again.
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