Kota Kinabalu and our first bit of beach
Trip Start Aug 27, 2010
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That evening, we decided to sample what the lonely planet describes as the 'best and cheapest place to eat in KK' - the Filipino night barbeque. When we got there, I could not believe the amount of fresh fish on offer. You just walk up to a bbq stand, point at what you fancy and ask for the price, and then choose corn, rice or seaweed to accompany your food. The meal was AMAZING! We had the biggest king prawns you can imagine, fresh tuna steaks, a large crab, rice, corn, drinks and seaweed for about £15. It was so good that we ate there both nights that we were staying in Kota Kinabalu. The locals showed us how to mix a dipping sauce consisting of chilli, vinegar and lime and it was the nicest sauce we’ve ever tasted!
On our third and final night in KK, it was an early night as we knew we had an intensive two days ahead of us – we were being picked up at 6:20am for the journey to Mount Kinabalu. I have to admit that I was dreading this and couldn’t wait for it to be over! But I packed my daypack with hat, gloves and headtorch and tried to prepare myself for the long trek ahead!