Smokehouse Hotel Cameron Highlands
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... way that Chambery is. And the town is the gateway to the Cameron Highlands in the same way that Chambery Is the gateway to the Haute Savoie. It even has heavy industry such as mining in the deep valley floors. The fact that the air conditioning in the bus isolates you from the heat and humidity outside adds to the illusion. The only thing missing is the snow. Obviously.
Even more alarming, the higher up the valley you climb, you find that the small towns decorating the ...
We are on the way to the Cameron Highlands, or the Cameron Islands as Susie thinks the place is called. The bus is pretty great. First class size seats. Here's what's been going down in George Town. On Tuesday evening we went off looking for some food. Penang is pretty famous for it apparently. In fact the only reason I knew there was a place called Penang was because when I was a kid Sainsbury's sold little spicy meat things called Penang bites. When I told Caroline ...
... hoping to hitch a lift along the way (as we had been told is very common). With a couple of people following us close behind, a mini bus pulled over and offered a really cheap price which was even cheaper split four ways. The tea plantation didn't actually have much we could explore, especially knowing we have a more impressive one to see on the tour tomorrow, so we decided to just go to the cafe. Attempting to try some of the ...
... creepy strawberry pictures, we moved swiftly on.
It was another half an hour to fourty-five minutes of up hill walking, before we really were in the clouds and reached the Mossy forest. Not quite prepared for the temperature drop, we were all covered in goose bumps, despite our hearts racing from the uphill climb. The Mossy forest had a wooden walkway to help lead us through, which we followed around, having to clamber under and over a few felled trees.
The last few days have been a wonderful dichotomy of towering skyscrapers and towering trees, of concrete landscapes and fuzzy, mossy forests. Throw in a hugely impressive cave and informative tea tour, and we ended up with a fantastic week.
We started with a bus ride to Kuala Lumpur, while we pondered the differences between our time in Indonesia and what we're seeing in Malaysia. Road travel on Java was slow, ...