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Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands January 4th 2011

I arrived in the Cameron Highlands and it was cold and raining. When I booked the ticket the lady told me it was going to be cold. I laughed because I figured to the people of Malaysia 60degrees was cold. It's snowing where I'm from so I didn't think anything of the comment. Well I must have adapted to the warm temperatures myself because it was cold. The highlands are popular for trekking in the rain forest of Malaysia, so I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that it was raining either. I booked a tour to see the worlds largest flower. On the tour they told me it was actually a fungus, I felt betrayed, I'm not sure you can really classify that as the world's largest flower anymore. I smelled the flower, it smelt ... read more
Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands December 13th 2010

Having arrived safe and sound after 6 hours on a bus from KL, we arrived in the cooler climate of the Cameron Highlands. The Highlands are on a Plateau made up largley of tea plantations and strawberry farms - this was apparent as the days went on as there was strawberry teddy bears, keyrings, earmuffs you name it they loved their strawberrys! We stayed in a town called Tanah Ratare and managed to get upgraded from our hostel to stay in a brand new swanky apartment for a few nights. The Highlands were experiencing the start of the Monsoon Season so its like a rainy day in Belfast. Friday night we just took it easy and had a few beers as we booked to go into the Malaysian Rainforest jungle trekking on the Saturday. This was ... read more
Our jungle truck getting bogged down in the mud in the Rainforest
Carl in the jungle
Our Orang Alsi guide arriving by moped

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands December 13th 2010

I headed to the Cameron Highlands via the river this time, so had a nice leisurely 3 hour boat ride down stream, which was really nice and the surrounding jungle was stunning. Cameron Highlands is home to trekking and tea plantations, so I ventured out on 3 days of trekking and trail one was the best, it was a little muddy, but I managed to avoid it by walking the tree roots as all I heard was people sinking in the mud. At the end of the trail you have to do a bit of tree climbing as it gets a little steep. Unfortunately when I reached the top the clouds had gathered so saw absolutely nothing. The only problem with trek one is that it finishes in no mans land. After walking a few km's ... read more
Old England
Trail 1
Golf

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands November 29th 2010

Was für angenehme 21 Grad hat es hier in der Höhe der Cameron Highlands! Es regnet auch viel, aber nach langer Zeit in den Tropen kann man hier mal richtig durchatmen. Die Halsschmerzen, die ich seit 4 Wochen habe von den Klimaanlagen waren am ersten Tag wie weggeblasen. Jede Nacht kann man durchschlafen ohne Schweissperlen auf dem Körper. Herrlich. Und noch viel besser war die Unterkunft im nagelneuen Guesthouse 8 Mentigi in Tanah Rata. Saubere Zimmer und ein gemütliches Bett mit vernünftigem Bad zu einem ordentlichen Preis. Dabei wurde man so herzlich begrüsst, als würde man zur Familie gehören. Ein Dank an Smith, dem Chef! Es ist ein echtes Paradies. Dazu gab es kostenlos WIFI, eine gemütliche Fernsehecke (inklusive Erklärung von Smith zu den Bollywoodserien) und viel Unterhaltung. Am ersten Tag erkundete ich mit einer Tour ... read more
unser lustiger Guide Bob erklärt uns gerade in der Plantage alles Mögliche über Tee
Mein geniales Zuhause für 4 Nächte: Guesthouse 8 Mentigi
Auf dem Gunung Brinchang, dem höchsten Berg der Cameron Highlands

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata November 16th 2010

Bright and early, at 6am, our bus arrives to take us on the 4 hour journey to Cameron Highlands. We get on the minibus, very tired, and are pleasantly surprised to find out that we are the ONLY passengers on the bus for the entire ride! After Vietnam and Thailand, where they cram as many bodies on any moving vehicle as is humanly possible, this is a dream! We quickly separate, each taking a row of seats and dose off. After a couple hours the road gets windy and we enter the mountainous area. Luckily the winding road wakes us up because this is some beautiful scenery here! Our driver, not wanting to wake us, waits until we are awake before stopping for a break. Here, we sample strawberry coffee, which is not bad, as we ... read more
Workers in the field
Give me a 'T'
Look at this!

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Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands November 14th 2010

Mijn vorige blog, die met de foto's vanuit Singapore dan niet mee gerekend, vertelde ik dat ik het alleen reizen niet altijd even leuk vond. Aan de andere kant maakt je ook weer zoveel leuke dingen mee. Zo loop je in de Cameron Highlands en wil je de jugletrek niet in je eentje maken dus vraag je aan de mensen die voor je lopen of je met hun mee mag, blijkt het een enorme groep Christenen te zijn die een 'father and son' kamp aan het volgen zijn. Samen met de 25 vaders en zonen beklim je in ruim drie en een half uur een berg, allemaal zijn ze hartstikke lief en uiteraard wordt hun heerlijke lunch met jou gedeeld. Ook heeft er een, na mij te vragen of ik thuis naar de kerk ging en ... read more
Waar is die tropische storm dan?
Deepavali @ Batu Caves KL
Hoezo lekker??

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands November 14th 2010

Hi Guys, Penang to Cameron Highlands, Rickety old bus 2pm - 7pm 1500m above sea level, digs booked Father's Guest house! The last hour on the bus constantly climbing so high we were in the clouds. ( I think it's the closest Paddy's going to get to heaven ) The view was spectacular whilst watching the sunset through the window. When it got dark I was starting to get the nerves, it looked so remote and our lack of homework for this destination had that feeling of driving into the unknown!! Eventually we arrived at Tanah Rata, The driver from the guest house was waiting to pick us up from the bus station. Upon arrival to the guest house the driver said " your room is open get settled in first before checking in." The room ... read more
Tea Plantation
Tea Plantation
Tea Plantation

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands October 10th 2010

Nu gar det undan! Vet att vi precis publicerade ett inlagg men passar pa nu nar vi har hittat ett bra internetcafe. Vi har publicerat en massa bilder ocksa som skall vara till detta inlagg samt KL del ett och 2. Pa grund av att vi inte ar helt fardigutbildade i travelblogs upplagg sa har alla bilder hamnat under inlagget KL part 1. Titta darfor dar efter att ni last detta inlagg. Resan till Cameron highlands Vi hade varit duktiga och kollat upp vilken busshallplats som hade flest avgangar, minst fall av ran och bast priser. Nar vi kom till denna busstation visade det sig att vi absolut inte kunde aka till Cameron highlands darifran utan behovde aka till en busstation som inte ens namnts i Lonely Planet. Smatt fortvivlade gick over gatan i den 40 ... read more
Emil korsar flod i jungeln
Mia badar under ett vattenfall
Emil gor "the thinker" pa en sten, vid en sjo i en djungel

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands September 25th 2010

Up in the Highlands, away from the scorching heat, we had perhaps the most girly day-trip ever. We booked it through our hostel and were getting picked up at 8:45am...however, a strange little man from our hostel (who was sat outside our room all night on a little sofa) knocked on our door relentlessly at 7:20am to remind us about it and repeatedly tell us how much we paid...Rob eventually just closed the door on him. So off we set at 8:45 in our little mini bus with 'Nick', our driver and perhaps the coolest dude in Malaysia. Our first stop was a Buddhist Temple set up in the mountains. Our second stop was a rose garden, you could climb all the way up to fantastic views of the mountains and tea plantations. Our third stop ... read more
Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands September 21st 2010

We have just reached the Cameron Highlands and already loving it. It never gets above 21 degrees or below 10 here and it's a welcome respite from the heat us two Celtic-skinned pansies have endured so far! The Cameron Highlands is famous for its tea plantations and strawberry farms...so basically it's a dream come true for two English travelers. We've booked on a tour tomorrow that takes us around the tea plantations, strawberry farms, honey farms, rose gardens and to a Buddhist Temple. I believe we get some tea-tasting thrown into the deal but I'll keep you posted. So, since the joy of Kota Bharu we have been to Taman Negara National Park which was absolutely fantastic and right up our street. Due to the aforementioned Celtic skin neither of us has ever exactly been a ... read more
Taman Negara National Park
Taman Negara National Park
Taman Negara National Park




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