To start this one I have to point out we are not in Brunei but we are in Sarawak, Borneo. It's so remote this website did not have it as an option! Brunei isn't far though so it'll do.
Kuching is truly awsome. Full of awsomeness as some Americans might point out. We got here quite late so it was an evening stroll down the waterfront on the cards. Again, beautiful place and everyone saying hello. Some dodgy teens joined in with the greetings but there was a hint of sarcasm in their voice. This time the hostel is... Well, still a s***ehole but a lot more friendly so paletable. Unlike the food. The best place we've found is called Johns place, funnily enough, a Chinese restaraunt with a very bubbly character doing the cooking. Obviously I started with the johns special. Not a la carte or anything but for £1.50 a meal we mustn't grumble. Borneo food is a bit of a pinch your nose and close your eyes job but the locals seem to love it. Especially deep fried swiftlets. There's no gutting or owt. Just fried and straight down the gullet. Yum.
Kuching is the city of cats apparently with some "amazing" cat statues. We saw them and were not to amazed. Amused maybe, especially after katie got mock spat on by some chap who obviously didn't like the amount of flesh she was showing! She wasn't naked or owt but they are quite reserved around these parts. I was gonna deck him but decided to let it slide (just this once) as there are 600,000 of them and one of me.
Had a river cruise on a traditional boat. Timed that one wrong as it pissed it down most of the way! Still a great experience though. We decided to leave half the kit and go to a local rainforest park to see some of Borneos finest. So up early for the first bus to Bako.