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Mar 10, 2005 - Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

On Wednesday morning we took an 'Ekpres' bus from Penang to the town of Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands. It was a long bus ride (@ 6 hours) but we all managed to survive in one piece although we were pretty tired from all the traveling especially on the windy mountain roads. The Cameron Highlands are located in the middle of Malaysia and Tanah Rate is nestled high in the hills so the weather is cool and a nice change from the sweltering heat of the coast. We walked around the tiny quaint town and had an early dinner before heading back...

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Feb 27, 2005 - Cameron Highlands

Finally a reprise of the humidity. A moment to take in a breathe of fresh air. Enjoy the greenery and blue skys. The highlands is at an elevation of about 1300 metres and named after the surveyor, William Cameron. At this level tea, flowers, vegetables and stawberries grow to abundance and this is the main source of produce for Malaysia. We are staying at a delightful hotel called the Hillview Inn run by a Indian family. Indians and Chinese where drawn to this area for the cultivation of tea and vegetables and here lies this wonderful mix...

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Jan 22, 2005 - Cameron Highlands

Hello, I am happy to be out of the city. Penang was alright but, I was ready to get out of the polluted loud city. I am in a little town called Tanah Rata. I arrived late last night and was greated by my guest house I had made reservations with. When I awoke this morning it was raining. The whole day it was misty or lightly raining which, made for an excellent trek. I went hiking on one of the many trails that leads into the rain forest. I had a great walk through the lush/dense woods. I did not get to any tea plantations today but plan on...

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Dec 4, 2004 - Scottish Shortbread

We headed for the Cameron Highlands as we missed this area out last year when we were in Malaysia and had heard some great things about it. Sonja, who we met in Laos, recommended a little place to stay just out of the town but we found out that the owner is now in prison for dealing weed! We stayed there all the same and is a great little place, cheap and cheerful. The Cameron Highlands are beautifully green and were originally an outpost set up by the Brits in 1800s. The climate is cool and quite wet, it's a 10 degree drop for me at around...

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Dec 1, 2004 - Drinking tea in the Cameron Highlands

From Kuala Lumpur, we took a bus up to a much cooler elevation known as the Cameron Highlands, where the mornings were sunny and pleasant and the afternoons, cool and rainy. We spent our first afternoon feasting on a wonderful Indian meal served on a banana leaf and then played cards in a little tea shop while it rained outdoors. Our hostel was absolutely fantastic with excellent facilities. We were able to book a tour for the following day, watch movies, eat and drink and get internet updates! The next day we woke up, ate and then started...

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Nov 10, 2004 - The Cameron Highlands

Monday was another travelling day - 6hrs on a bus to the Cameron Highlands. The roads wound their way through the hills and the views were amazing. Apparently, according to my Lonely Planet Bible, someone once counted about 653 bends/corners in the road. Unfortunately, the bus drivers are notorious for being a little crazy and ours certainly lived up to his stereotype as a F1 wannabe. He was taking the bends on the wrong side of the road and overtaking on blind corners - a little bit hairy at times. At one point they were rebuilding the...

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Aug 1, 2004 - Kota Bharu -> Cameron Highlands -> KL

Time to backtrack a bit. Before heading back to KL from the Perenthian Islands the Intrepid Group spent a night in Kota Bharu. Kota Bharu is a bustling town in NW Malaysia with great markets, a fair number of western tourists, and is well known for it's arts/crafts and culture. We spent an evening there, and enjoyed one of our best meals on the trip. The meal consisted of half a dozen samples of food from the night food stalls in the market. It was like going to an Italian Feast in the U.S. except that the food was all home-made. We each...

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The Journey

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