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Cat City

Not much else to say...

sunny 30 °C

Back on a tiny plane and waved goodbye to Mulu as we headed to Sarawak's capital Kuching.


Although the views from the plane was all I really saw of Mulu national park it was still spectacular.


Kuching means "cat" in Malay and as we wandered round it wasn't long before we saw references to this...





And more cats...


Oddly a lot of places seemed to be shut although the few that were open were full of cat souvenirs and there were stalls with the brightest multicoloured cakes, which I'm not sure if you would want to eat or not!


We traipsed around for about an hour trying to find somewhere for lunch that was a) open and b) serving roti.... That's all I thought I could stomach but nowhere was serving it as it was mid afternoon... So after a exhausting walk in the intense heat we were back at our hotel for lunch instead....and then dinner...woops! But sometimes you need to stop.

If I'm honest Kuching didn't make much of an impression on me but then again I was still in a bit of a daze from being ill so I probably didn't fully appreciate it but here are some pics...


We had read in the paper that it was meant to be possible to see a comet in the sky over Kuching and fortunately our hotel had a rooftop bar we could watch from. Unfortunately the clouds were against us and covered where the comet was meant to be!


We had a couple of weeks to fill before our planned date to head into Indonesia so we decided to head back over to Peninsular Malaysia and the islands off there. Borneo had been a lot more expensive than we had anticipated and as a lot of things have to be booked in advance with tours/permits etc... we had lost the sense of spontaneity that makes travel awesome and despite how adventurous Borneo had been I think it being so organised took away the feeling of being on our own adventure.

But it was time to rediscover it....


Posted by doyledan 22:02 Archived in Malaysia

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