I had to come into town to book my ticket to Mulu National Park. I still need to book a bed, but that shouldn’t be a problem. The New Year rush has died down and I’m willing to sleep anywhere.
The place I’m staying outside of Miri is very nice. My room is inside a Malaysian long house which sits up on stilts over a pond. We had a torrential downpour yesterday afternoon. I haven’t seen a thunderstom like that since I’ve started my trip. It ranined all night long and with the drops hitting the tin roof of the building, I slept like a log.
I have also been able to meet up with some other travelers finally. I hardly met anyone in Hong Kong given the nature of my accomodations.
Borneo really reminds me of many of the islands I visited in the Pacific….. which makes sense because it is an Island in the Pacific. I’m sure I’ll have a lot more to say in the next few days as I actually get into the bush and see the rainforest close up.
I have read that Mulu has a satellite internet connection, but I am not making any plans around it. I should have a good connection when I get to Kota Kinabalu. I’ll have a ton of Mulu photos I’m sure as well as everything from Brunei.