Kota Kinabalu

Soooo, since I last blogged to you, I returned from Vietnam to Bangkok where I stayed for about a week, and then today I took off for Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Just as a side note, I have broken up with the girl in Bangkok… while her craziness was sometimes fun and cute… it was, nonetheless, complete craziness. And I think I had about enough crazy for a while. So, I left her and my apartment there in Bangkok… will miss the apartment more than I’ll miss her. :( Will spend the next few weeks around Malaysia and maybe Indonesia, then likely back to Thaland, but this time just to see Elsie who is coming to visit… I’ll get us a nice hotel somewhere, far from the crazy girl for the few days we are in Bangkok, and then we will likely go to Koh Samui and maybe Krabi.

In any event, I arrived today in Kota Kinabalu. The main reason I am here is an old friend of mine, that I hadn’t seen since 1997, is here doing a mining project (nickel). It actually looks like it could be a huge project, and since it was only a 2.5 hour flight (for only $70 with Air Asia!) I thought why not.

When he first said I should come to Kota Kinabalu… I was like Kota Kinawhat?? I had never heard of it. Boy was I surprised when we arrived and it was super nice… all the streets looked newly paved, greenery everywhere, a nice beachfront, everyone seems very laid back and nice. The city of KK has about 300,000 population… it has a lot of luxury hotels here, but they aren’t that expensive. I am staying at Le Meridien and it very, very nicely done. My room is glorious, with free high speed internet and a flat screen tv.

I only arrived at about 8:30pm so haven’t even seen KK in daylight yet, but so far I am really surprised at how nice everything is. I highly doubt there is much nightlife here, so on that count, I may not stay here too long… I may go to Kuala Lumpur this weekend. But in the meantime I am excited to see more of this place. We passed a fully lit (nighttime) golf course on the way here which looked really beautiful, so maybe I can get in a round while I am here.

I will also be going to check out the mine site either tomorrow or the day after… this actually could be a HUGE win if it is as good as it looks.. stay tuned, maybe I’ll give my first Blog stock pick… the company’s symbol is TGR for those who want an advance preview, but there is absolutely no stock available… that is one of the things I’ll be here to talk to him about, getting us some stock.

Will update soon…