Novotel Kota Kinabalu 1Borneo
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... got some fish and some fried snacks then went down to the pub. We signed up for the crawl which was RM 50 and included 5 drinks so as each beer was about RM 8 each it seemed like a great idea. We drank with Krystal the Kiwi for a bit and slowly some other expats rolled in including Jacub from South Africa who runs a tourist website, Rami [?] a local Malay, Lynn - a Brit with Vietnamese heritage and Brandon, the American addiction therapist. Slowly some other blokes ...
... in the south. Wasif had said that the people were much nicer down there. So I flew Air Asia back to KK and had 4 hours to wait for my connecting flight to Kuching. There's not a lot to do or see at KK airport so I just sat and read over lots of cups of tea! Because I was arriving at midnight in Kuching, I had booked a hotel fairly near to the airport. I could find another once I saw what it was like there and decided that if it was nasty, I would bail out to ...
... collected our certificates for climbing the mountain and completing the ferrata, definitely gonna get them framed! Then waited for the coach back, luckily we didn't have to wait that long and I spent the next 2 hours asleep on the journey back. We arrived back to the hotel absolutely drained and aching everywhere but we had done it! We met Ahmed, Sam and Katie at El Centro for some food and the pub quiz, although I wish I had just stayed at the hotel ...
... It's shame I forgot my camera today as the views were amazing, but we made the most if with a few hours sunbathing and swimming in the sea. We headed back to the hotel around 5 looking a bit more tanned than before. In the evening we had arranged to meet Carla and Lucy (the other elective students in A&E), as well as Ahmed for the pub quiz at El Centro. We arrived a bit earlier to grab some tea, I had a lovely chicken kebab (3 of them!) with ...
... from giant clay pots to orang-tans to jumping marlin. The landscape of the country is gorgeous with white sand beaches flanked by wild and tropical rain forests or palm plantations. Unfortunately, what comes with this beautiful land is a lot of garbage. I can only hope that through continued education the locals will understand that the sea is not a place for garbage and the country will rally together to do more to avoid any further devastation of the ...
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No holiday is complete without some hiccups. But all was rectified. Love their breakfast spread at the Square.
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