Saturday, January 26, 2013

Alice Travels: Kota Kinabalu (In a week's time!)

I've been contemplating for weeks whether or not to go ahead with this trip. That's the trouble with pre-planning way in advance. I bought the Kota Kinabalu flight tickets last year and yes, I've even bought my Sandakan flights (that's for May this year) at about the same time.

All of a sudden, I'm so broke (life takes a sudden turn, and yes, you have to "re-strategize"), so I only decided to check-in my flights and go ahead with this trip after weighing all the pros and cons. I have the following two options:

  1. Don't go and forfeit hundreds of Ringgits for the Penang-Kuala Lumpur-Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur-Penang flights, OR
  2. Go to and change date of flights to some dates in the future. The thing is, that'll cost me another few hundred Ringgits (naturally, this is a no-go option for me).

In the end, I decided to suck it up and proceed as planned. I'll be sleeping at the airport for the trip back to Penang, because I arrive at Kuala Lumpur almost midnight. I am actually looking forward to this because apparently many backpackers do the same thing. I will not be alone.

Packing for my weekend KK trip

Sometimes I blame my quasi-hippy mindset. I've been labeled as unstable, volatile and somewhat crazy, but what the heck. I'm also a creature of routine, if you don't already know that. One can't make the "wise" or "right" decisions all the time, but if no one makes mistakes, then what is the point of being alive?