Borneo Adventures part 1
Trip Start Dec 26, 2008
4Trip End Jan 26, 2009
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We are in Sandakan - Borneo, we saw orang-utans today one with a baby.
We saw a pitcher plant on the way down.
We spent the first few days snorkling on our own little island - Manukan off Kota Kinabalu - Trish and Jenny had to share a tent but Jenny didn't snore. Apparently Trish does. Amazing snorkling and drinking pina coladas to top it off.
Some of the places we've stayed are a bit dodgy - bed bugs came out of the walls to eat us at night.
Today we caught a taxi (texsi in Malay) and it was like the venga bus - big subwoofers in the back and leopard print seat covers. The driver wants to find a girlfriend, so we're taking him clubbing tonight in Sandakan.
Hopefully we don't get attacked by leeches. Apparently they grow up to 30cm long. We are getting prepared with leech proof sock and cigarettes to burn them off, then vodka to numb the pain.
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Where I stayed
Tent, Step In Lodge KK, D'Villa, Grace Hostel, Mayfair Hostel,