This was a great place to
stop. You read itís a place for people to escape the heat of KL
at weekends. Well it sure is true. As you climb up into the
highlands it gets much cooler.
The main town is very English
looking in places. Just as we arrived the heavens opened with
one hell of a downpour. When that passed we went to our hostel
room. The main house was full so we had to stay in what could
probably be called an air raid shelter from the outside!
Actually not too bad inside. Great thing about this guest house
was the info and trips they had to offer as well as real Cameron
tea and homemade cake. Say no moreÖ
We made the most of the cool
weather even more so after the rain and went for a run and
actually saw people wondering around in long sleeves, fleeces
and No shorts. Quite bizarre when you think you are in
Later after a brew and cake we
planned to do a forest walk the next day taking in the Koh tea
plantation. No air-con needed here but blankets for the night
as it got cold.
Next day we had a good walk
through the mossy forest looking at various plants and taking in
the views as we where 2000M up at one point. Also great to see
all the tea plants and the factory process on what needs to be
done to produce Englandís favourite drink!
That night we wet out to dinner
with a couple of Malay people who had been on our trip. Lillian
and Mei Ling who were up from KL and Ipoh to see the sights.
They are both Chinese Malaysian and we went for a great meal,
where we tried some different types of food. They explained
about some of the food we tasted. The town is also known for
producing lots of strawberries, so would you believe we even ate
a strawberry Naan! This tasted really goodÖ
After a couple of nights here
we got a tour bus direct to the port of Kuala Beset to go across
to the Perhentian Island. See
East coast link for that info.