D'Villa Rina Ria Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsD'Villa Rina Ria Lodge Kota Kinabalu
With limited accommodation at the base of mount Kinabalu, D'Villa is your best cheap option. With up to 12 beds crammed into one small dorm room, it is defiantly a cozy night (which is needed in the cool high altitude).
The hot showers have an immense amount of pressure, which is perfect on the cold mornings
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As planned we were up shortly before 6:00 in preparation for our sunrise beach walk. I woke up with an itchy rash across my back, possibly from the sketchy bed even though I slept with pyjamas on. I'm hoping it is just from the heat yesterday. With the rest of the group we hit the beach and found numerous turtle tracks, some very fresh but unfortunately there were no turtles. The sand on the beach wasn't the best for walking on barefoot as it contained many shards of ...
... didn't want to fall here,Why? You may ask,well guess what eats Bat Poo?? Cockroaches,they were everywhere,crawling on our boots,on the hand rails,it's making me itch just writing this,Glad I had a cap on! On and on into the darkness,stopping every now and then to take photos,have a good scratch,and shake the cockroaches off! The cave itself was truly tremendous,it looked large enough to house a small cathedral,with different passages leading off,we ...
... really making any progress. We will see what comes of that!
For now, all the best to you and yours as we celebrate Canada Day and the 4th of July. Happy Anniversary – 51 – to Mom and Dad as well, we are thinking of you guys – enjoy your trip ‘downtown’ this year!
Tune in again in a couple weeks for the next episode of Forrest Gump meets River Monsters!
Derek and Ginette
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Kota Kinabalu, ...
I'm in Kota Kinabalu right now and have been here for a few days. It's the capital of the northern state of Malaysian Borneo, Sabah, and the main entry and exit point for Borneo. Most international flights go through here.
Westerners have to be more careful in Sabah, not around KK (as the city is usually called), but along the cost to the southeast, near another city, Sandakan. Muslim terrorists from the Philippines, which is physically very close ...
... fish do their thing. Bewdiful.
Then lunch. Advertised as a BBQ but actually packed egg fried rice with a smattering of what you ordered be that meat or vegetable. Not the flashest but filled a gap.
From there the land based folk explored the island to visit the mud pool which was fun by all accounts and saw the aforementioned animals. Dave and I did our dive thing. This dive had a lot less viz, more like a NZ dive ...