These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Coming to Kuching

January 17, 2018

Day 50 - Getting up in time for our 8:00 AM flight seemed pretty unusual. I would rather roll out of bed at that hour than fly.

However, the flying was non-eventful and easy. The flight from Kuta Kinabalu to Kuching was supposed to take one hour and 45 minutes but we made good time and landed early. We UBERed downtown here and were able to check into our hotel early as well. On some travel days things go well. (That, of course, implies that on other occasions, they don't.)

January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018It was overcast today but the rain held off. I already sort of love Kuching. The name means cat in Malay although the reason is disputed. Some say that was a general British-era term for Cochin, as in India, meaning a good harbour. Others say actual cats may have been involved, but the locals here don't use the real Malay word for felines. It doesn't really matter as there are numerous statues and even a museum for them here.

The city has excellent riverfront walkway and a very inspired new pedestrian bridge spanning near the center of things over to the iconic Sarawak Parliament Building.

We walked to the main bazaar area almost directly to India Street. It also must have been covered fairly recently. It was good planning to have kept an old section and make it so trendy!

January 17, 2018

We had a fine biryani lunch before going up on the amazing bridge. We went back to the hotel for a short nap and then walked around some more. My Mi Band shows we walked over 10 kilometers AGAIN today! Evening along the river is nice and the neighbourhood where our hotel is located is perfect too.

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