Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Tennis Court
- Non-smoking hotel
- Smoking rooms available
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... were the giant spiders hanging from the telephone wires. Arriving in the Highlands you immediately notice how blissfully cool it was. We checked into the hostel and then found a taxi to take us to the Cameron Valley tea farm. We started with a walk down through the plantation to a waterfall before having tea in a cafe overlooking the fields. The afternoon was spent on a walk through the jungle by a ...
... though, so we didn't feel like we had missed out. The bright green plants on the hills really make the whole area beautiful. We ended up taking a taxi back into town - that was far too much exercise for one day!
We also visited a hydroponic strawberry farm for tea & scones with strawberry jam & cream. It almost felt like being back in the Cotswolds (UK).
And after that quick visit to the countryside, it was back to KL for a few more ...
... actually any buses after 5pm. Hmmm, we have yet another problem. We could take a taxi but it would be really expensive and we all have budgets to vaguely stick to. So the locals told us to hitch hike. A delivery truck carrying soft drinks to the local shops stops and lets us climb into the back. Luckily it was enclosed and there were railings to hold onto and soft drinks to sit on as we went up the steep, windy mountain roads - it was rather comfortable! After 30 minutes they ...
... and make our way down to the road hoping we're close to our destination - the BOH tea plantation. We see a sign and it says 7km to BOH. (uphill) Off we go, craving our fresh tea. The first couple of km are hard but we get use to it and start passing beautiful scenery and after my feet catch on fire once again I tie the shoes on my pack and walk the last 2km barefoot. (it felt good at the time!)
We reach the plantation and it's a huge ...
... this much and this helps my family. Just another way of begging, so we felt forced into giving him money, angry at this we gave him 2rm which is worth about 40p and told him we needed the rest to get a taxi home an left swiftly after. As we started walking back, the grey clouds started heading our way, along with the thunder, and only light rain. The road from the strawberry farm to the main road had very few cars driving up and down it, and the only taxis are ones with people ...