Travel Blogs from Cameron Highlands
... but expected them to be quite cheap - they were home prices much to our disappointment. Everything else is really cheap everywhere really. rooms tend to cost us 5 max, and the dinner at a restaurant today didnt cost me more than 2 :) winning.
Today we took a trip into the jungle to see the rafflesia - the largest flower in the world. An hour and a half each way to get to it but was pretty cool. Except on the way back it ...
... the Mossy Forest, Forest that's v high up, completely covered in Moss & Lichen, very cool!
A bad ass day! Considering we hadn't heard of the cameron highlands until a woman mentioned it at the hostel we were staying at in KL and we thought, meh why not, I really wanted to see Rafflesia, as they remind me of Amy, and sure and begorrah it did!
... and flower garden. Where my tour operator told me to go to the top and see the view. It sounded like a good idea, plus I figured there would be fewer Chinese tourists up there. The view was pretty good, nothing spectacular. I then made my way back down and had an ice cream and a coke.
Next we went to a tea plantation. The tea plantation was pretty impressive. Tea bushes as far as the eye can see. Rows of tea bushes lined the hillsides from the steepest to the shallowest ...
With a week to kill before we flew out to Borneo we headed up to the Cameron highlands for a bit of countryside walking and a nice break from the heat, we even had a cold rain shower which was Lush! Only a 4 hour journey from KL, such a lovely place. So nice to have a break from sweltering heat, smelly drains and miscellaneous drippings from buildings!
Highlight of the trip was visiting the tea plantations, we decided to be cheapskates and walked instead of going on a ...
... felt slightly boring in comparison to the Thai adventures. I shouldn't say that as I have moaned but its the truth. I have no funny stories to tell, just a nice normal driver who got us there in one. He even took us directly to a place for accommodation that he said was 'clean and cheap'. That ticked both our boxes so we were happy.
We had already pre-booked a half day tour of the Highlands to ensure we didn't laze around all day and actually saw what ...
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