There are many times my life when I must say to myself, "Yeah, this kind of sucks, but look how pretty!"
4th of July at Sibu Island, Malaysia was one of those times. I mean that in a good way too. I swear. It was the kind of "sucks" that means "I'm a spoiled brat and have only visited places with air conditioning and all other amenities". This was my lesson in how to suck it up and enjoy nature. Surprisingly, I loved it.
To start, we traveled four hours by bus. Then traveled 30 minutes by boat. Then we arrived at the very rustic resort.
And I mean rustic.
These were our digs for the three day, two night excursion. Notice the absence of an actual door and window. This also meant there was an absence of air conditioning. BUT...Look how pretty!
So yeah. The walkways were made of sand. Sand covered the beach. Actually, sand covered every inch of the resort. Kind of charming until we discovered that we didn't have running water between the hours of 10AM and 5PM. You know what I want after walking around in a virtual human-sized sand castle? A shower. But, I couldn't have one because it's been a dry season and the resort had to ration our water in order to avoid completely drying out the well. BUT, look how pretty!
After spending the days snorkeling, finding "Nemo", eating delicious food and drinking a devilish concoction called "Jolly Juice", we mostly sat around in our sandy, wet clothes. And talked about how friggin' pretty it was.
In all seriousness though, we had a blast. The indoor kids conquered a lot of fears with this trip. I was quite impressed with what we made due without. We didn't have air conditioning, toilet seats without ants, running water (most of the time), a hair dryer or a television.
Did I also mention that I forgot to pack shorts or pants? That was a fun realization.
BUT....look how friggin' pretty!
2016 WY/MT Trip
8 months ago