Slideshow: Niah Caves 2011

Below are photos from our attempts to see the Niah Caves in Niah/Malaysian Borneo, 2011. Click SL for slideshow, FS for full screen.

Niah

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Noe in our chariot
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this snack cost us almost a full dollar. We're worth it!
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relaxing in a flatbead truck next to the hotel restaurant's groceries
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my 1st time riding on the back of a flatbead truck
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nearly every wire in his truck was exposed, nearly every knob missing. Some parts were propped up into place with newspapers
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Our "free shuttle" was in the back of a flatbead truck, and included a stop at a wearhouse for groceries
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This is as much as we saw of the supposedly impressive Niah Caves; it was closed due to flooding. They suggested we try back next week. Next week!?! We took a 7 hour bus ride and got up early the next morning to take a 40 minute drive, only to find out we couldn't go in, and then next bus wasn't until that evening.
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so excited for Batu Niah!
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Fortunately Stephie and Noe were still cheery and we enjoyed exploring the sleepy little town near Niah
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That's raw meat in the open white bag sitting next to us - food for the restaurant in the hotel. I'm sure it's sanitary...right?
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This was the most common snack to find on rest stops on the bus rides.
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Rest-stop meals
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Hope you like white rice - it's part of every meal in Malaysian Borneo!
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My saddest face after learning we burned two days and wouldn't even get to see Niah. Apparently it had been closed for a few days; there was no notice on their website, no hotline, no notice to the 8 hotels in the nearby town.

For the story behind the Niah Caves photos, head to this link.

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