Highly recommended by TripAdvisor UK to list it as a pit stop for the backpackers, Borneo Backpackers is no stranger for backpackers all over the world.
I love the exterior look of the backpacker lodge.
An ultimate convincing accommodation for the lone backpackers like me.
Thus far, I have travelled to Taiwan alone but stayed at a close friend’s place.
This is like a 1st home alone-liked experience to stay with strangers.
All was good and my roommates are friendly enough.
I have a nickname where my US roommate,Tim called me as Ms.Reserve.
The picture below is self-explained for my new nickname.
One thing that amazes me was the simple breakfast that was served.
2 slices of toasted bread and a cup of tea or coffee for breakfast.
They serve Sabah tea and the famous amos local Tenom coffee.I definitely would say that the coffee is such an addiction.
This is where my habit of having breakfast fonded.
The uniqueness of Borneo Backpackers is the location. It is situated on top of Borneo Cafe along Australia Street.
It is an antique-liked cafe and whenever I came down from the backpackers lodge, I smell coffee fragrance.
The ‘Ah Pek’ who makes coffee in the kitchen every morning.
My itinerary of the day was meet up with the juniors and lecturers from my uni.
Couz came to pick me up and brought me to reminiscence my uni life.
Was excited like a kid!
Had roti telur just outside of my uni for our brunch.
Mind you, the price is double of the price in West Malaysia.
This is because the ingredients ‘sail’ to Sabah. *lame*
I joined my juniors for a field trip to Sailor Cafe in Kota Kinabalu. This restaurant is founded by a former sailor who was motivated to own his restaurant.He gathered the recipes through his experiences sailing all over the world. I’ve been there but never knew the founder of the restaurant till the field trip.
My super happy-go-lucky and young in heart lecturer.
The friendly and kind lecturer who shares his opinion with his students. He loves ‘lepaking’ with us for yam-cha or supper session.
Next, the infamous hanging bear in Sailor Cafe.
I was searching for this bear once I stepped into the restaurant. It’s like a signature for the restaurant.
We explored the beach in our campus after returning from the field trip.
I’m always proud of my university as we can haz beach. No one else can have it except our uni!
Went to pick my sis up from her faculty and we went for a simple dinner. It was the 1st day I met her since my arrival in Sabah.
Pork-yyy dinner for us! My all time favorite Hongkie style restaurant in One Borneo. FML for not recalling the name of the restaurant.
Oh ya, I managed to meet up with my coursemate, Francis on my 1st night in KK. We grabbed a drink at Party Play @ Gaya Street.
I love how creative and westernised of the interior design in the restaurants in KK. The food and drinks are quite pricey if you’re to travel in a budgeted way.
A backpacker like me of course.
It was nothing much for the 2nd day.
Go with the flow baybeh!
Gonna blog about my adventurous journey in my next post!