A nice cup of tea and a sit down
Trip Start Nov 07, 2004
55Trip End May 20, 2005
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On culinary matters, the local speciality is "Steamboat" (the Chinese take on fondue). You are given a large bowl of boiling stock, and several plates of raw ingredients to combine as you like. This in an ingenious device that allows you to completely over-cook your food, whilst at the same time leaving you convinced you've given yourself food poisioning.
The jungle is literally on the doorstep, so we hired a guide for a trek (unfortunately due to a steamboat related incident, only one of us went). The trek was fantastic, cutting through acres of primary forest, but it was a pretty strenuous SAS style jungle march. There was some dissent in the group that the guide may be going a little too fast, but it was quickly squashed when he pulled out his identity card, he was 62!
Our stay here was prolonged slightly owing to a reluctance to move 15 feet from a toilet, but this was no bad thing, the highlands have been a high point.
Caroline and Mark