Well, I arrived in KK city tonight from Singapore to a driving rain storm. Kota Kinabalu is on Borneo island, the eastern part of Malaysia. The plan is to sleep one night here at the Kinabalu Backpacker Lodge and get up at 6am to catch the bus to Kinabalu Park where Mount Kinabalu is. it is one of the highest mountains in SE Asia, over 4000 meters. BUT … there is a typhoon coming towards the philippines so it might be too rainy here (too dangerous) to climb to the top of the peak. Have to try though … hope it all works out.
Currently, I am sitting in my bunk bed at the "Lodge". Nice, little backpacker place with dorm beds for 25 RM per night. clean and the staff so far is very nice and friendly.
Should try to get some sleep … have to get up around 5:45 to have a bite to eat, brush my teeth and head to the bus station for the 2 hour ride to the mountain.