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... and there were no more engine hiccups. We learnt that the power outages at the Lodge, being served by a diesel generator, were frequent but not long-lasting.
The World Cup Final was played on our second night there, and the staff were kind enough to let me and a few other interested customers watch the game in their quarters, the only place with a TV. Kick-off was at 0300, and most of the staff, some 15 or so, had got up to watch the ...
... and it had a completely different gate number! We rushed to the end of the airport and the gate was empty. We went in anyway and were greeted by a few nice ladies that told us to go through the security. We got through and sat in the gate lounge.
We boarded the plane at 1130 and we found out that we were surrounded by babies for the flight. Oh joy! They weren't that bad, but a few screams here and there certainly didn't help Josh's ...
... have found that by researching and some digging around, we have found places that Lonely Planet don't cover and that tourists don't even know exist. Next we have the arduous task of working out how to get from A to B. Not so easy in SE Asia. A particular example was from our first night in Kuala Lumpur. We were wanting to flag down a taxi to go out for dinner in Bukit Bintang. It wasn't that far away from where we were staying but suitable pavements in Kuala Lumpur ...
... paid for the boat transfer to the park's headquarters and after a 20 minutes boat ride we were finally in a Bornean jungle. Well almost a jungle as the headquarters itself is quite a large compound with houses, bungalows, cafeteria - pretty much a small village. We were able to check in only at 2 pm so we just dropped our bags and went straight on to a jungle trail.
first we checked with the rangers for the best trial to see the local celebrities - the proboscis moneys ...
... grown. It was
then back on the water for the next 7km. The scenery was absolutely stunning
and made all the more interesting when we had thunder and heavy rain. We also
negotiated some rapids (OK they weren’t that big but we were novices). Sorry
we didn’t take any photos of kayaking; they were all taken by our guides who
have put them on CD for us. We arrived at Kampung Semadang at about 1500 very