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Travel Blogs from Kota Kinabalu
I woke up today to Ahmed texting us if we wanted to visit the nearby wildlife park, we had nothing planned at all so decided to go along despite its mixed reviews online. We split a taxi between the four of us and paid the 20 ringgit entrance fee, only £4 so if it was bad it wouldn't really matter that much. We spent the next few hours at the zoo and by the end I could understand why people hadn't rated it well, ...
... get it back, it'll just might take a few days! Anyway back to the blog! Another lazy day today as we didn't leave the hotel till half 11 and headed to Suria for some lunch. I went for my usual grilled pork and noodles with a big 100 plus from five star. Afterwards we walked along the front to reach centre point and upstairs to the pool centre (it must seem like all we do is walk between shopping centres!) and spent a couple of ...
... we met at Le Meridien; they were due to start their climb of Mount Kinabalu today; they were being picked up at 0800 for
the two hour drive to Kinabalu Park HQ before registration, etc and climbing
for about five hours; after an overnight stay they get up at 0200 tomorrow
morning to reach the summit around 0400 for sunrise . After sunrise this
morning Mount Kinabalu was shrouded in mist and cloud all day today!
... KK which Harold had recommended was good....and it didn't disappoint. The menu was all in Chinese so we left it to Harold to decide what we were going to eat and he order a selection of dishes for us to try; 2 different types of noodles, 20 steamed dumplings, 20 fried dumplings, beef stew, BBQ squid and stingray...all for £5 each! The food was absolutely delicious as well, especially the stingray. After the meal ...
... dismissed at 11 so we could get settled in. Also after making hints that we wanted to spend time travelling our supervisor seemed ok if we missed the odd day...potentially week...potentially get signed off early...we will see! After lunch at McDonald's (a meal deal is £2!) we headed into town again to explore further and found lots of new restaurants and bars to try during our time here. We also headed to the tour operators to get an idea for potential trips ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed