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Jul 28, 2005 - The beautiful Cameron Highlands

We arrived in the Cameron Highlands at 5pm after a beautiful drive through the hills on the way. Didn't do much that night. Just went for a cheap curry (very yum and just over a quid!), checked emails, watched Ghost on TV and went to bed. The next day we went on a Countryside Tour. This consisted of visiting a Buddhist Temple, a Cactus Nursery, a butterfly farm (where I held a scorpion on my top!), a Strawberry Farm (where we tried the most delicious EVER home made strawberry jam and a yummy strawberry milkshake), the BOH Tea Plantation...

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Jul 23, 2005 - Georgetown to Tanah Rata (Cameron Highlands)

23rd July 2005 - 6.20pm Well it's story time again. This time we are in Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia. We arrived about 4pm this afternoon and already have indulged in scones, cream and jam, washed down with a rather pleasing cup of Ceylon tea. Tonight it's off to the Chinese for a steamboat dinner - basically there's a big poth of broth type stuff (sorry for the lack of culinary terms) and you put your food in and fish it out when it's ready! I think. If it seems a bit of a pot luck effort I'll just order sweet and...

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Gary On Tour 2005

Jul 7, 2005 - Tanah Rata (Cameron Highlands)

Hello everybody, safely arrived in the Cameron Highlands, all be it 2 hours late after the bus broke down! Maybe I should say a bit about the significance of being here. Well firstly John (that Geordie bloke I was travelling with in Oz) worked here for a while so it was a must see on his recommended list of things to do. I phoned home and told my mum I was heading here next and she informed me that my grandparents lived here for 6 months, working on a tea plantation. They also got married in Ipoh, a city relatively nearby. So I've just...

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Jul 2, 2005 - Cameron Highlands

And so we got onto a bus at 10.45am on the Saturday, which was definately NOT what the picture showed but we expected as much. Was a bit gutting though because it then seemed as though every other bus on the road was better than ours & we got constantly overtaken by bigger vehicles in our climb to the highlands !! The views however were beautiful & it was nice to see some green rolling mountains after the time in the big city ! We could notice the difference in temperature as soon as we stepped off the bus, noteably cooler & not as humid...

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Jun 28, 2005 - Cameron Highlands

From Georgetown we made our way to the Cameron Highlands. It is located in the center of Malaysia and has summer temps about the same as Calgary. The daily high is around 20 degrees. It is a nice change from the blistering 40-degree sun. The Cameron highlands are primarily known for its tea plantations. On our second day here Katherine went on a tour of a tea plantation as well as a strawberry farm. I think she enjoyed her time. While she was doing her tour, I was doing something way more exciting......Golf. For 30 dollars Canadian, I got...

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May 21, 2005 - Cameron Highland

In the minute I entered the cool Cameron Highland, I instantly felt my energy coming back. The average Malaysian 40 degrees makes your body and mind goes on slow motion, whereas Cameron highland have a climate much similar to the Danish summer. I did some trekking in the mossy forest and saw the scenic tea plantation from well placed view points, which were my reasons for coming to the highland. I even did it the English way with tea and scones..... But unfortunately a constant rain after 2 pm every day cancelled the planned golf...

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May 11, 2005 - Cameron Highlands

Three months into our journey and Amy was feeling homesick. What better place to come than the Cameron Highlands, a former British settlement with numerous reminders of home! Firstly this is tea heaven, where tea plantations cover the rolling, misty hills. Of course, this is nice to look at but the tasting is what we really came for. After seeing how it is made at the factory, we sampled loads of different teas. Amy now knows her calling in life... tea taster! Greg however still hasn't been converted to hot drinks! The weather here is also...

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Apr 30, 2005 - The journey out of Malaysia

So after deciding to leave Malaysia and head back up north to Thailand we set off from Cameron Highlands. We'd checked out the train availability online the night before and there was plenty of seats and berths available. Because it was under 48 hours we couldn't book online but this didn't seem a problem. The journey itself was pretty straightforward - a bus from Tanah Rata to Ipoh and then onto a train to Hat Yai in Thailand. So we went off the next day to buy our bus tickets to Ipoh on the 3 O'clock. What???? Theres no 3 o'clock? But we...

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Apr 27, 2005 - Cameron Highlands

Deciding to make more of our time in Malaysia than just a quick visit to Penang for the sake of our Thai visas, the 4 of us caught a local bus up into the Cameron Highlands. The journey was a slow steep ascent through some very lush green countryside, round hair pin bends in the pouring rain. In fact the whole experience reminded us very much of our journey to Kumily in India, though in a lot more comfort this time - obviously tea likes to be grown in hilly, inaccessible areas where it rains all the time. It's no wonder the British love it...

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Apr 16, 2005 - Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Sometimes the best part about travelling is when you just happen upon something that is totally unplanned and unexpected. Today was one of those days and I am thankful for it. We are now in the Cameron Highlands, a hilly regain in central Malaysia. Driving back from visiting a tea plantation, we stumbled upon a parade celebrating the Indian New Year. Hundreds of people in beautiful traditional Indian dress were making their way to the temple here, dancing to drum music and carrying offerings of flowers and fruits. Our van couldn't pass...

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Mar 24, 2005 - Malaysia, travelling and Cameron Highlands

Thursday 24th March [Kat] Yay our day of escape from Genting Highlands. But before going we had to finish up with one last ride. The flying roller coaster, this was a little weird, you climbed up face first so you are basically standing and leaning against what would ordinarily have been a seat then a metal cage closes behind you. You are then turned from vertical to horizontal so you are in a flying position. And off you go flying around the rollercoaster, the only major loops is a few corkscrews, at which point I had to hold on with my...

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Mar 22, 2005 - Malaysia - Cameron Highlands

I've seen rain!!!! Sorry to ruin your day but its been two months! So bloody hot in Malaysia its untrue so up in the mountains and loving it. Only 20 degrees or something....heaven! Yesterday was my first official day as a Backpacker. I carried my own bag and am staying in a guest house (3 quid for a double room) bathroom down the corridor mind you! I won't lower my standards to a dorm unless I am really desperate.....I mean reallyyyyyy desperate. One thing that has surprised me is I thought everyone backpacking would be about 19 but the...

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