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May 29, 2010 - very busy day trip

went on a trip today exploring pretty much all there is to see in the cameron highlands. the place was pretty much bought by some scottish family way back when and they still own it now. the main thing here is tea plantations so we started the day visiting a tea plantation followed by a trip to a tea factory to see how it gets turned from plant into the stuff we drink. gotta say was more interested in the views than the factory, if it was coffee maybe i'd have paid more attention lol. After that we went up a mountain about 2300 metres...

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May 28, 2010 - cameron highlands

once again been on the move, this time to the cameron highlands in central malaysia. only been here a couple of hours but all i can say so far is wow, what amazing views. decided to get away from beaches for a couple of days at least. going on an all day trip tomorrow to a 6600 foot high mountain and to some tea plantations and some local tribal villages so looking forward to that. not really with it at the moment. learnt loads more about myself but really need to challenge myself a bit more, hence being here. its weird, the climate is so...

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May 17, 2010 - Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands...the place to go for cooling down and relaxing...temperature between 10 and 20 degrees. u actually have to put on long pants and a jacket at night...awesome! no sweating for the next few days. fatherĀ“s guesthouse is the place to be...a cosy communal area with couches, pillows, free wi-fi and dvds all day long. that is basically what we did all day...just relax!!! me and two girls (robin and corinna). went for a countryside tour on the first day...visiting a strawberry-farm, tea plantations and the factory, a butterfly and...

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Apr 27, 2010 - Cameron Highlands

Op een prachtige plek in de wereld, de ontzettend groene theeplantages op bijna 2 kilometer hoogte, ontmoeten we Daphne en Wesley. Het is bijzonder en heel erg leuk om elkaar daar te ontmoeten en al heel snel weer vertrouwd. We gaan zitten en praten tot we zo moe zijn dat we moeten gaan slapen. De volgende ochtend doen we een wandeling door de jungle naar de theeplantages. Wat volgens het hostel 3,5 uur zou duren loopt uit op een hele dag weg en met de taxi terug.. We zijn fit, maar zo fit.. De wandeling is prachtig, de thee heerlijk en we...

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Jan 28, 2010 - Cameron Highlands

It was time to escape the heat and head to the mountains. For those of you yet to visit Malaysia, that place is called the Cameron Highlands and our new home for the next few days was in the town of Tanah Rata (you can skip the town of Ringlet, but that's another story!). Besides having warm sunshine during the day, a late afternoon thunderstorm and gloriously cool evenings, it had the notoriety of have numerous "jungle walks" that are "poorly marked" - someone got lost in 1967 and was never found. Nowadays, it's a great selling strategy...

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Jan 25, 2010 - Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Got up early and checked out of Hotel Mingood in Penang and off to Cameron Highlands in the hills of Malaysia. We drove for 2.5 hours on the windiest roads ever, with the drivers of our 2 vans feeling the need to speed around corners and cut one another off...crazy driving but amazing scenery. Being that we were going up in the hills, you really noticed the drop in temperature, a little chillier than the beaches of Krabi..... The hills are vast and crowded with greenhouses and gardens, growing mass amounts of strawberries and nearly any...

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Oct 27, 2009 - Pulau Tioman

Ahhh the Tiomans. As luck would have it I've timed my arrival well, the monsoon season is due any time and that means few visitors. I headed for Salang Beach and booked myself into the excellent Ella's Place and proceeded to do exactly what you're supposed to do on a near deserted island with crystal clear waters, chill out, read and snorkel. OK the weather was a bit hit and miss but that was a small price to pay. Once again the islanders are a very hospitable lot, much more approachable than their Thai cousins to the north. One day 2 I...

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Oct 24, 2009 - Cherating

Cherating is a beach stop-over on the mid-east cost of Malaysia, and thats the best way to describe this small town because the water is definatly off limits, at least it was when I was there, something to do with nasty creatures in the sea. So that left lazing in the bar or being even more lazy on the beach and a decent wide expansive beach it is too. I met some Malaysians in a bar on the beach one afternoon and as seems to be the way of things here they insisted I joined then for a drink which became two and then ended in the early hours...

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Oct 23, 2009 - Pekan

Pekan is the former capital of Pahang state and has some white marble mosques, stately and treasures to explore for a day or two. This is a mostly muslim town and they look after their mosques well, all of them are spotlessly white and blue and clearly considered important. I lucked out on the Museum which was undergoing renovation but the strangely named Galeri Pengangkutan Air which in fact houses a collection of royal watercraft was open, which I followed up with a walk towards the palace set in enormous grounds and then back into town....

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Oct 6, 2009 - Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands

Oct 6-11th, 2009 Cameron Highlands. My favorite place thus far. Tea plantations, flower and strawberry farms blanket this area. Their economy is based on flower exports, tourism and tea exports. It's a cool area...no sweating continuously...which was nice. It has a peaceful vibe...very easy going...take a load off and have a cup of tea vibe. I stayed at this great place called Father's Guest House. It looked like an old colonial home on a hill. Down from the hill they had old English War Barraks...it was so cool. That's were I stayed...in...

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Oct 4, 2009 - Kuala Tahan, Taman Negara

Oct 4-6th, 2009 Taman Negara is a 130 million year old forest in the heart of Malaysia. It is leech infested and contains many critters. We stayed across the river from the entrance to the park in Kuala Tahan. Floating resturants line Tahan's bank, while water taxi zoom back and forth carrying passengers to and from the park. There is a resort in the park, but at RM400 per night, it was way out of our budget. We settled with RM10 per night (a little over $3 bucks a night. Getting to Kuala Tahan was quite the adventure. We took the morning...

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Aug 27, 2009 - Die Sintflut

Von KL gins mit dem Bus ins Hochland, die Cameron Highlands und der Reisetag war fuer meine Verhaeltnisse spektakulaer unspektakulaer. Aber waehrend der Fahrt hat man schon was von der ueberaus schoenen Landschaft gesehen. Das Guesthouse war, obwohl hoch gelobt, eher mittelmaessig. Das Dorm ist in einer Wellblechhuette und es gibt nur arschkalte Duschen, auch wenn sie behaupten da gabes warmes Wasser. So ne richtige idyllische Ferienlageratmosphaere, fehlte nur das Lagerfeuer. Allerdings die Leute, die da arbeiten sind unheimlich freundlich...

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