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Vaknar till bättre väder idag, betydligt ljusare och solen vill titta fram ca 28 grader. Vår jetlag börjar oxå släppa så nu är vi på banan. Det är fantastiskt fint här alla små bungalows och reception och restauranger står på pelare i vattnet. I duschen blickar du ut över
Idag vaknade vi till regn igen, hotellet erbjuder buss tur intill KLCC dvs Kuala Lumpur City Center så vi gick omkring där i nån timme, gigantiskt köpcenter med en massa märkes butiker och tur man inte gillar shopping annars hade man lätt bränt pengar där. Blev dock kaffe på Starbucks och
In the backpack I will bring some interesting experiences from this wonderful island. For instance the grass jelly shake that I drank in a café in Kota Kinabalu, or the four leech bites I got when hiking through the rainforest by Sungai Kinabatangan. At the lodge one of the travel companions
One of the travel companions found out that we can catch a boat out to one of the islands outside of the city. So we did, and went to Pulau Sapi. The heat makes the discovering of the island a sweaty business, Combine that with taking funny pics, swim in the sea, get bitten in the arm by a fish and
As I have mentioned in a previous note there are patches of rainforest along Sungai Kinabatangan. Now experiencing one of those patches from the waterfront. Wondrous! Oh, yeah. And they have a Christmas tree in the reception of the lodge where we are staying.
Open water diver's course successfully passed and certificate possessed! Diving is something I could do over and over again :-) It's amazing! Turtles, barracuda, stingray, beautiful corals. Breathing. Buoyancy.
Today has been an appalling eyeopener. Travelling from Kota Kinabalu to Semporna we all got amazed how much of the landscape is covered in palm oil plantations. All of it used to be rainforest. Now the rainforest isn't anymore. Except for a few patches scattered mostly along Sungai Kinabatangan.
Days are intensive and not much time is spent with travelling companions. Took the theoretical test this evening. I must brag a little, got 87p out of 90p on that test. Impressing the instructor :-) Tomorrow I will dive for the first time ever!
Upon leaving Sweden yesterday there were snow on the ground and -3,5 degrees C in the air. Upon arriving in Malaysia the temperature in the air was +28 degrees C. Lovely to be on vacation, resting from a stressful everyday life. So looking forward to the weeks ahead!
Staying at Tribeca appartments, a wonderful view meet you at sundeck of 32d floor and moondeck of 37th. Also a nauseating fear when the kids play in the pool with a half-meter fence to the drop...First day here, we went back to times square where Malte and Lilly had a little shopping spree..Second