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What do you mean they're meant to be cold?!

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You'll all be relieved (I hope!) to know that we are now back to daily blogs as our travels pick up the pace again. Having said that, there is not too much to report from today as we travelled from our airport hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, down to Uncle Tan's B&B near Sandakan in preparation for our trip into the jungle tomorrow. The most notable things that happened today:

Tam had several arguments with hotel staff - very amusing! Possibly the best of these was had over the state of the breakfast - noodles and curry (way too early in the morning for this!), toast, jam, vanilla flavoured butter (why would you do that to butter?!), some strange cut up meat and baked beans. We decided on having beans on toast. Then the following conversation was had between Tam and the breakfast lady.

Tam: Excuse me, the baked beans are cold.
Breakfast Lady: Yes.
Tam: Yes?
Breakfast Lady: They're meant to be cold.
Tam (incredulous): They're meant to be cold?
Breakfast Lady (looking at us like we're stupid): Yes.
Tam: Well I would like them hot please.
Breakfast Lady (looking confused): Hot?
Tam: Yes, hot. Can you heat them up please?

I think this was too much for her, but she did dutifully scamper off and heat up our plates of beans to something just shy of tepid! Needless to say, the breakfast was thoroughly disappointing.

And clearly the lack of a good meal pre-flight muddled with our brains as we wandered off through security for international flights, when we should have headed for domestic. Don't be fooled into thinking that we're two smart young women and so there couldn't have been any clear signs to tell us we were wrong - we saw the signs, discussed them and carried on anyway! We were eventually turned back around by an angry airport woman and directed to the correct place! But there we found a Dunkin' Donuts and all was right with the world again post tea and donuts!!!

Now we are at our B&B on the outskirts of the jungle and, having done a lot of boring life admin, are gagging for a beer. But there is no one around to sell us any, so we think we might just retire to bed with a hot cup of milo, a dairy milk bar each (thanks Mum!!!) and another installment of the twilight saga - rock 'n' roll!!!

Jo xxx

Posted by Tam-Jo 23:34 Archived in Malaysia Tagged borneo

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