Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hello From Kota Kinabalu!

I'm in the hotel now, using the business center and freezing my ass off because the airconditioning here is too cold. Anyway, day3 in Kota Kinabalu and so far it's been a blast.
I'd write more but 1. I'm MSNing, 2. my fingers are tired. Anyway, 7 hours up to climb to 3275m where we stayed the night at Laban Rata. Through out the climb, we kept going "are we there yet?" and "why are we doing this?". It was steep and there were lots of steps.
Had a headache the entire evening and chucked my breakfast, so I decided to skip the climb to the summit. An hour later, there's a knock on my door and the three girls are back, victims of altitude sickness. We decided to just rest and start our descent early.
Took us 5.5 hours to descend, and thankfully we didn't summit as it started to rain on our last kilometre down. It was so tiring going down the steps (definitely strained my knees) and the rain made it more dangerous because everything was so slippery. Eventually got back to the hotel in the afternoon, took a nice hot shower and went for a foot massage.
Oh! I took a shower at Laban Rata, and I have to say that was the first time in my life that I showered with icy cold water. Within seconds, my fingers were numb from the freezing cold. I don't know why I continued to shampoo my hair and evevntually took a quick rinse under the water. COLD!
Anyway, we had breakfast this morning. Took a cab out and had laksa and beef noodles- delicious. Went to a supposed wholesale market but there wasn't much to buy. Came back and here I am, blogging and FBing.
Water rafting tomorrow. Back on Thursday. Yay!


Ki said...

Can't wait for pics!

*dances with you again, but very carefully*

bunnygoeszen said...

The stiff muscles make for very good robot moves.. *dance*