November 26, 2014

Padas River Rafting: Level 4 river rafting, if you’re a first timer, they suggest Klias River Rafting (level 1) but since She and I we’re on a #YOLO vibe when we booked the trip, we had the extreme rafting booked even though we’re both first timers and lampa. I was having second thoughts, but WTH, lezzdothizzz!

Rate: Around 250RM, I forgot, I’m sorry, but it was around P3,000+ in Philippine peso, inclusive of hotel transfers and buffet lunch. We paid additional 150RM for the photos. We split the bill with our raft-mates (there were 4 of us) so we paid 37.50RM per person. It’s pricey, but I was paying for the memories.

Call time for the Padas river rafting was 5am, and fvck, Shernan and I overslept. The hostel’s receptionist had to wake us up for that trip. Hrrr. Thankfully, we had our essentials prepared the night before so we weren’t able to forget anything. And off we go to Padas!

We know it was going to be a long trip but we didn’t realize that it’s going to be exhausting. We rode a van to Beaufort train station, and then we had to take two train rides to get to the location. The train ride was super slow because we were using old trains, I think those we’re the steam-powered ones that were “pimped” and are now using diesel to run.

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ticket to Padas!

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very PNR-y, the seats.

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platform 9 3/4, outdoor edition. choz.

The trains have few seats and we had an encounter with a local who was telling us not to sit to the areas she reserved for her friends. Anyway, it was a first come, first served basis and we didn’t mind her, so she was giving us the ‘shade’ all throughout the ride. Shernan was so annoyed. Haha! We called her merlat. 😛

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beautiful view

We saw the rapids while we were going to the drop off point and the current was crazzzzy! I think it was a 3km buwis buhay ride and the adrenaline rush was just, aaaaahhhhhhh! Basta, SUPER FUN! I’m going to let the photos speak for itself.

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at one point, Shernan fell off the raft. I laughed. Ooh, that rhymes!

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our entire team with the coaches. 😉 We survived!!!

 

Kota Kinabalu by Night

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Afterwards, we decided to take a walk on the other side of our hotel. This part was more on the cultural side!

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IMG_6493We found the clock tower! Too bad it was already closed. Huhu

Then we decided to go back to the hostel and try the restaurant below our hostel. We were so curious because it was so jam packed for two nights already so we wanted to know what the fuss is about. The food was blah, except for the fried veggies with garlic and seasoning. Mouth-watering.

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fried veggies. yummeeehh.

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