Kota Kinabalu

Trip Start Sep 19, 2010
Trip End Sep 19, 2011

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Flag of Malaysia  , Sabah,
Thursday, October 14, 2010

  Our flight from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu (KK) did not go as well as I would have liked. I have taken many flights and seen some weird things, but this was a new one on me. This flight was supposed to leave at 12 noon, we boarded at 11:40. So far so good. Not for long!! By 1:30 passengers were still strolling aboard. I was livid but Cathy kept me in my seat and calmed me. I was all for grabbing a steward and asking him WHAT THE F*&^  IS GOING ON !!   I still can't work it out.
    So we got to KK two hours late. We got on the airport shuttle to town, then jumped on another bus to our hotel way across town. Our hotel is actually attached to 1Borneo the biggest shopping mall in East Borneo. So the rest of the day was spent wandering around the mall and getting stuffed in Pizza Hut. The next day we got the free shuttle into KK and took in the sights. KK is the capital of Sabah and is on the coast. It has a lovely promenade with markets on it. We stopped at a Filipino BBQ fish stall. Cathy picked a fish and I picked Sting ray, we both also picked Prawns. Wow what a feast, we were both happy with our selections. On Tioman I had Barracuda and Cathy had Sting ray, I had tried hers then and liked it so from now on if Sting ray is on the Menu I'm there.
   While we were in town that day we found the Jetty and bought our boat tickets for Brunei. We got back to our hotel dead tired that night. It was then that we decided to splash out on a hotel with a swimming pool for our stay in Brunei. The next day we got up late and did not stray far. I suppose all the recent traveling had caught up with us. We needed the day off and it was welcomed.
  As promised in the last blog I'll say something on Headhunters. Headhunting had been a practice in Borneo forever until quite recently. A pleasant little pass time. Example : A young buck wants to woo his bride to be. So he goes out into the jungle and finds a village, murders a villager and cuts their head off and smokes it. Then he gives it to his bride to be who is over the moon with such a lovely gift. Oh and by the way she will be even happier if it is a woman's or a child's head!!!.........................Naught as queer as folk.
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jean macnaught on

well have read your blog warren its great you both look like you are having the most amazing adventure , i will look forward to reading it throughout your journey . take good care of each other and have fun x

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