I always tell people that I’m super adventurous and I love travelling but the truth is, I really am not. When I say travelling, I really mean travelling to cities with all those glamorous travel shows in mind. When my friends asked if I want to go to a hot spring in Padawan, about 2 hours from the centre of Kuching, I said immediately said no. I did not want to drive to the middle of nowhere and soak myself in water for no apparent reason. But since they insisted, I felt super duper lame and unadventurous so I eventually agreed to go anyway.
I ended up being the designated driver of the day so I got ready by 8AM, I picked my friends up and by the time we were at BDC, it was already a bit over 10AM. The drive to Annah Rais from BDC was less than 2 hours, with the help of Waze, of course. I did not expect it to be too far away but heck, it was crazy far. I wish I know how to describe the journey we had to reach the place but it really was like nothing I expected. Most of the time, the drive felt eerie and the rest were filled with “oohs” and “aahs” at the beautiful trees and mountain tops. I’ve never been that deep into the mountains before so I was pretty much in awe and fear at the same time.