Hotel Excelsior Ipoh
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... Out of the village, we made our way along a valley past streams irrigating watercress. The valley was covered in tea and we soon came upon he lodgings of some of the plantation workers. It was very surreal to be stood around with some of the men, many of whom are remittance workers from Nepal or Bangladesh, as they prepared to head back out onto the hills. I can't imagine how different their lives must be from our own. We made it up to the Cameron ...
... up some breakfast as we waited. The buses were nice air condition, pretty modern...apart from the one to Tambun. Obviously a special route we got on the localest of buses with old school seats and the windows wide open to keep the temperature below roasting. The journey was probably about 45 as we crawled through the city and out in to the mountains nearby. We were dropped at the side of the road and pointed in the right direction were after 10 minutes or so we ...
... that we were being transferred to another terminal by mini-bus but I had to wait for this one. After a while waiting a mini-bus turned up and other people were getting on but no one seemed to pay attention to me so I continued to sit with another couple of people waiting. After a while longer another mini-bus turned up and the big, sweaty man came out and started shouting orders around in Malay, obviously I cannot understand Malay so I wasn't sure if this was my ...
... turned around after 300 metres
and that was your free river cruise.
On the way back to our hotel we wanted to try
more of the Malaysian dishes that we hadn’t yet so we ordered a Nasi Kandar
which was spicy chicken with rice and a Maggi goreng which was Maggi nooddles
with the Goreng sauce and we had some Vadai, with fresh juices again it all
came to about $7 so we were pretty impressed with the cheapness of Malaysia for
food so ...
... towns. Arriving in Tanah Rata we immediately noticed a significant drop in temperature, it probably didn't reach more than 25 degrees the whole time we were there, meaning we spent most of our time in fleeces complaining about being cold! Ironically if we were at home we'd probably have been in flip flops enjoying a BBQ! Due to its cooler climate, the highlands make up some of Malaysia's prime farmland, and are renowned for massive strawberry fields and tea plantations ...