Ipoh French Hotel
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We headed for Ipoh early in the morning, we got Indi up
early, taxied to the ferry terminal and boarded the boat to Butterworth on the
Malaysian Peninsula mainland. Indi enjoyed looking down at the water passing by
at the boats waterline. When we disembarked it was easy to find the way to the
train station and we boarded our train …
We journeyed into Malaysia, not quite knowing what to expect. The border crossing was extremely easy. And then all the roads changed and became smooth and signposted and they looked like English motorways. What a step up. We arrived in Ipoh because we are going to stop here before going to the nearby Cameron Highlands. We'd booked in advance and we regretted it. Ipoh was horrible! And strange. It was like a run down town, ...
... mainly made up of Indians and Chinese and they have all opened up restaurants. Mark and I talk about a gap in the market; a great hotel and a decent restaurant.
We return to our hotel and try and get warm but I inspect the bed a bit closer and the covers smell and are full of marks, we get the hotel to change them but you have never seem anything like it, he could not change a bed and it took him forever!! We were both desperate to show him how to do ...
... It was cold! After living in a city famous for its green tea plantations for 4 years, I was quite curious to see how black tea is made. I vaguely remember going to the Lipton tea factory when it was in Leighton Buzzard and I wasn't sure if this would be similar or totally different. Bot tea plantations/factory is one of the only vertically integrated tea manufactures in the world (or, so they say!). They grow the tea bushes in a nursery for a year, transfer them to the ...
... Eventually the boys did capsize the boat and we had a swim between the rapids. We returned to the resort after an hour and half on the rapids and had our lunch followed by a cold refreshing shower. After, we played with the monkeys (the resort kept two in a cage :( ) one of them was very naughty and kept fighting with the other. On the way back to the taxi, our adrenaline had died down and we began to feel ill again! Back at the hotel we took a well deserved nap! In ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIpoh French Hotel
We enjoyed our stay here, friendly staff, nice and clean room and (for a change) not bad restaurant with Mediterrean taste.
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