Ariva Gateway Kuching
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... we retreated back to our hotel room and had an afternoon siesta.
Determined that the day not be wasted, we set out this evening to visit the weekend market, where locals and villagers set up their stalls selling all sorts (not the liquorice variety), a fair hike from our hotel. Back along the riverfront, through Little India, past the bus station where we had got on the bus earlier, up the road, round the corner ...
... of one. We set out for lunch and had a think about it. Lunch was McDonalds, where they all run to the door and greet us now (I am unsure if this is a good thing or not..?). We had a chat over lunch, and It started to absolutely bucket down with rain. We decided that unfortunately maybe Semmingohh would have to be missed this time, which is extremely upsetting as that is what Kuching and Borneo are known for. We decided that the best option for us would just be to go to the ...
... air. Then the road finished and we had to hike to the village pretty much through a jungle. There was no phone connection whatsoever, minimal electricity In the evening, we were promised shower from the bucket, but thankfully there was a "western shower" yet only with cold water. However it was with a local twist as 3 massive cockroaches stared at you from the walls. In the evening we had a nice local meal including fern young tips, pork with pineapples with local dancing to some weird ...
... why I love SE Asia. It really is an eclectic mix of the digital age meets thousands of years of tradition meets very humble people. These people were sat in an original Chinese eatery that their ancestors would have eaten at, eating the same recipes passed through generations but they were eating theirs with an IPhone 5 in hand. Please don't think of me as ignorant, I'm not so naive as to think that this is out of the ordinary. We do live in a digital ...
... one of them while trying to climb up a hill, you could do real damage to your hands. Besides the needles, they look like any other palm tree to me, so could be very dangerous if you are not careful.
At the end of the day, sitting at the canteen at the Park HQ, we saw long-haired wild pigs roaming around and a lot of the mischievous macaque monkeys swinging through the trees and running along the rooftops.
As I was sitting on the open deck, eating ...
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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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.