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Published: February 26th 2013
I have been banging on about the Jungle Train since before we left the UK. We have spoke to many people who have come to Malaysia but haven't found anyone who has come to the East or in fact done the Jungle Train! We didn't know if this was a good thing or if there was a reason why not a lot of people have trodden this route. . .
From Panang we took an 8 hour bus journey from the West side to Kota Bharu in the North East. We traveled up through sprawling mountains and rain forest with views of mist rising from the rain forest, as it is still monsoon season this side of Malaysia. We settled for 1 night in Kota Bharu and were up at 5:30 a.m heading for the train station. . .
At first I found out that the train only goes half way (Kota Bharu - Gua Musang) to where we were heading so bought a ticket for the express!! after throwin my toys out of the pram we got off the express and bought tickets for the Jungle Train as we had come all this way for it (I wanna
go on der other choo choooo!!!) just as I had wiped my last tears away . . . the Jungle Train arrived 😊
The journey was great, I finally got to hang off a train again whilst taking photos, just like in India. It took a bit of time getting into the jungle but once we were there we had fantastic views of villages dotted throughout, jungle rivers and mist rising through mountains (check the pics) I slept quietly that night and Jess got a bit of peace 😊
We stayed the night in Gua Musang and got the Express!! (nothing like the jungle choo choo!!) down to Jarantut. Tommorow we are heading into the jungle of Taman Negra national park . . ."ooh ooh ahh ahh" thats monkey for speak to you soon 😊
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