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March 2017

Kuching Weekend Trip

Mountains! Beaches! Favorites of mine!

sunny 86 °F

Before I leave Malaysia I'm trying to see as many places as possible, and this is one place I have wanted to see. This weekend we had a girls trip over to the other side of Malaysia. Kuching in Sarawak. This is an amazing country in that it is split in half by the sea. So we flew to the other side. It took about 1.5 hours. We left after school on Friday night and then took a shuttle from the airport over to our hotel. It backed up to a mountain and the beach was in front of us. Beautiful and green. What a nice change from JB.

We spent Saturday back in the city by taking an Uber. Only 30 RM compared to the 120 RM the hotel shuttle charged. Luckily we got one there and back, because the next day, Sunday we couldn't get any to come out. We went and visited an Orangutans Reserve. It was awesome to see them come to feed.
https://sarawaktourism.com/attraction/semenggoh-nature-reserve/
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After we caught another Uber into the city and walked along the river. It reminded me of Melaka. There were many food stalls along the way, but we ate at small restaurant. It was so yummy. I tried the Sarawak famous dish of Laksa. Its a dish that is made of small noodles in a spicy sauce. There are bits of chicken and prawns, boiled eggs, veggies and tofu. Yummy!
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Sunday I really wanted to go to church, but after trying for over an hour to get an Uber I gave up. It had poured rain all night and was still raining when we got up, but we set out with umbrellas for the Cultural Center. Luckily the rain let up and we had an enjoyable visit. Kelly was picked to go up on stage with one of the performers who shot balloons with a blow dart from across the room. She even got a chance to try it. The village is totally worth the visit.
https://sarawaktourism.com/attraction/sarawak-cultural-village-svc/
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We found a nice bunch of restaurants and had lunch, for super cheap. If you go to the right places you can eat for under 3$.

I wanted to swim in the beach while the others went for a massage. The water was warm and lovely. The view with the mountains nearby was such a rest for the soul. A change of clothes and checking out of the hotel led us to sit near the beach and relax. I have pretty much learned to predict the rain. If you start to feel a few drops and the clouds are dark, there isn't much time for getting under cover. Such it was that afternoon. A few drops and I told Candice we better head for cover, and the skies opened. When it rains here it pours. Like a bucket of water coming down. So interesting this weather.
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We didn't have luck getting an Uber again to head to the airport so had to take a taxi for 3 times the price. But we did make it home about Midnight. What a wonderful weekend!

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