Rested, refreshed, and rejuvenated after a great night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we set out to explore the rest of Kota Kinabalu before flying back to Manila.
Joel took us to the little market for some souvenirs. Native goods such as woven bags, carvings, and of course, Tshirts were available for cheap prices. Bargaining is encouraged!
We also saw trinkets and costume jewelry.
Speaking of jewelry, Joel took us to a nearby store where there was some serious jewelry for sale. South Sea pearls, in all colors! The girls looked around avidly (didn’t buy anything though!) while the guys patiently sat in the middle of the store.
Next stop: clothes! Colorful and light summery dresses and shirts.
All this shopping of course made us hungry, and we have a quick lunch at a nearby local restaurant.
Stopping by a mosque before reaching the airport.
Kota Kinabalu is a pretty small island, so getting around took no time at all. It was handy to have Joel and his van, so that we knew exactly where to go, but I don’t think it’ll be too hard to get around on your own. Of course the highlight of our trip was our climb, but am sure the resorts like the Shangri-La would be worth a visit next time we come over.