Ariva Gateway Kuching
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We spent 17 days in the Kuching area, 5 of them in Kuching the rest in surrounding parks. Kuching isn't much to see... it has an interesting waterfront with hawkers and great food courts; some interesting museums; and excellent fresh seafood. Otherwise it is a typical SE Asian city. While we were in the city we did a sunset river cruise, spent a …
... when I encountered Chinese people. And again I know it’s wrong to think all people from one country are all the same as I know for sure that not all Germans are punctual or not having a sense of humour for example, but that’s what I am here for. I really do need to find the ones that are different to the picture that is already deep in my head.
To describe that picture, I would like to briefly point out three things that I observed:
· Chinese people go ...
... br> lamb stew full of herbs and bay leaves. She spoke near perfect
english and we soon learnt that she had once been a primary school
teacher before starting a food stall with her husband. A really
lovely lady who was so interested to hear about our travels and a
fantastic cook. It was a lovely last evening in Kuching after 2
fantastic days there.
Next stop – the Iban tribal longhouses deep in the heart of the
The following day, after we had watched the England vs France game (it happened to be on when we went for breakfast), we did a much smaller walk to the closest beach. It was still just as sweaty as the day before, so we headed back to the canteen at lunchtime and hid for a couple of hours, to let it all die down a bit before doing another walk later in the afternoon.
The walks and wildlife were much better in Bako then what we ...
Today saw Joanne's tours organise a trip to Bako National Park. Again the tour companies wanted £90 to take you there so I did a little bit of research online and found out that the bus stopped near our hotel and we ended up paying £15 instead!Shows even in Borneo there are some things you can do cheaply on your own (not many though!). It was a 45 minute journey out there by bus and then we hooked up with some other travellers on the bus to hire a boat to take us ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAriva Gateway Kuching
The hotel has a rather tired look and feel but it is clean, well located, provides great service (tries very hard to be a 5 star) and is priced well compared to other hotels in Kuching's golden triangle.
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