After saying goodbye to our friends and thanking them for a wonderful two days in Kuala Lumpur, we headed to the train station for the express train to the airport. I was thrilled to find out at the train station we could check in for our flight and check our bags at the Malaysia Airline desk. It’s always nice to get rid of our bags right away. When we arrived at the airport all we had to do was get through security and then find our gate. Everything was so simple and effortless. When we arrived in Kota Kinabalu our driver was waiting for us and the ride to the hotel was less than twenty minutes.
We checked into the hotel and took care of some details for the following day’s climb. Then we were free to explore Kota Kinabalu (the locals call it KK). The city is the capital of Sabah, a state in East Malaysia, and is located on the coast of Borneo facing the South China Sea.
Since we had a busy day planned the following day we decided to chill most of the day. And the best place to do that is along the water. The sights on our way to the waterfront.
We browsed through the Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Market, which used to be called the Filipino Market. Here you can find food, souvenirs, and handicrafts.
Then we located a spot to relax and to enjoy some cocktails while waiting for the sunset.
The following day, our ride was arriving at 6 a.m. The big climb has almost arrived. Yikes!