Kota Kinabalu Travel Blog

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A hot shower, nice room and relaxation are just what you need after 2 days climbing a mountain.  Shangri-la is fairly posh so you can imagine the looks we got walking in dirty and smelly with our hiking kit on.  Somehow we managed an upgrade and got a good lunch in by the pool before hitting our room.  We wouldn’t really leave the room for 2 days due to some acute intestinal issues suffered by both my partner and me.  We chalked it up the water on the trail which we drank freely, but who knows.  Many people do it and experience no issues! 


Shangri-La was hardly a local cultural centre, more of a man made resort with all creature comforts and nice restaurants.  It is huge with a lot of families but well laid out.  If you’re looking for tropical beach hut type living this isn’t it, but it doesn’t pretend to be either.  Most importantly for us it was comfortable and we could recover.  It took 3 days to willingly attempt a stair case and really 4 days before that act was pain free.  A short trip to the airport and we were off to Manila!

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