Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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The morning saw us running around Chinatown bargaining hard for a new camera. It was a success and we picked up a nice bright green equivalent of our shock/waterproof model that we had before. A drink before the rains came and then a mad dash for a taxi back to Sleepy Sams. We checked out form there and waited for the rain to relent before we set out for the airport
A tube ride, bus journey, hop off through immigration, hop back on the bus, lunch in a maze like mall and a taxi ride delivered us in good time to the JB airport back in Malaysia. We had no problems at the airport (well, I did leave my boarding pass the wrong side of security) and waited for our delayed flight to Kota Kinabalu, Borneo.
The Air Asia flight was nuts. Half way through the flight the air steward got on the microphone and started playing 'fun’ games. It was birthday time and after several blasts of ‘Happy Birthday’ in English and then Chinese, our patience was really running out. You don’t get this hullabaloo on British Airways.
Rattled by our Air Asia experience we went through the arrivals process to find ourselves back in a cab. The lovely man dropped us in backpacker central where the ridiculous noise continued. Borneo’s version of Jason and Kylie were hammering out cheesy classics, allowing us no time to gather our thoughts. Maybe that’s why we checked into The Rainforest Lodge. It did turn out to be quite like a rainforest in the sense that we spotted cockroaches and mice in the restaurant. The shared toilets bought memories of India flooding back. Oh well, if we make it through another night the 2nd night is half price, I don’t think many people take then up on this offer!