Tommy's Place, Tip of Borneo
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... musical gates’ whilst we waited! We were only told that the delay was due to a delay to a previous flight (how’s that for non-information!).
Once on board, the flight passed smoothly enough, until we were around 30 minutes from Kota Kinabalu. Then we started to notice strange flashes of light filling the plane. I looked out of the window; surely the aeroplane lights wouldn’t be that bright? The sky was dark and it was difficult to see ...
... up by the guys down at the beach restaurant.
The sun came out good and proper today. So a day on the beach was the plan. Altho I struggled having my cuts in sun light and to get them in the sea was a real pain we enjoyed a relaxing day. That evening we watched the beautiful sunset with a beer before ordering dinner.
We packed up and got a lift in the back of a pickup truck to Kudat and a taxi on to KK before our flight the next ...
... or so. The lady had gotten blind from cataracts and have been depending on her daughter to do her daily routines, one of which includes bathing in the river. The river was pretty nearby but was definitely not suitable for an elderly lady, let alone blind to walk to. In the river, you can see how low in water they really were and how they had to dig their own mini-wells in it. The river bed was filled with rocks if all sizes, a real hazard in my opinion. Anyone of the them ...
... wells for water source. We looked into the wells and saw that it was almost empty, after all it is dry season now. The water in the well is used for drinking, cooking, bathing and whatever else people would need water for. Pretty sad knowing that these people actually rely almost 100%25 on rainwater. The funny thing is that there were brand new shiny pipes around the town, however those pipe has had no running water for almost 10 years. What gives?! ...
... photos with Kevin and Sheryl. Walked to the tip of Borneo late in afternoon to check it out and get photos. On the left coast it was really flat and calm and on the right side it was all choppy with the wind was picking up. Had an ice cream at the local Restaurant then walked back to the hotel. Tommy came and saw us at the restaurant and told us stories about local treasure hunters in the area, it was really interesting. Sarah and Sheryl ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking