Anne's amazing adventure!! travel blog

BOH tea plantation

Dad with the blow pipe

My turn!!

The Aboriginal Village

In the Jungle

Me in the Jungle!

Bamboo

Wild ginger flower

The Steamboat! (no not a picture of me later that night!!)

At the top of a waterfall

More tea!

Ruby, a 'friend' at Daniel's Lodge

Lovely photo, taken by Ruby!

Back in the Jungle

Another waterfall (Robinson Falls)


Hello everybody, safely arrived in the Cameron Highlands, all be it 2 hours late after the bus broke down!

Maybe I should say a bit about the significance of being here. Well firstly John (that Geordie bloke I was travelling with in Oz) worked here for a while so it was a must see on his recommended list of things to do. I phoned home and told my mum I was heading here next and she informed me that my grandparents lived here for 6 months, working on a tea plantation. They also got married in Ipoh, a city relatively nearby.

So I've just checked into the place where John used to work for 3 nights and booked a full day Jungle trip tommorrow. Visit a big tea plantation on that trip so maybe even where granny&grandpa used to work! Not sure about the next day as of yet, but after that plan to spend a short while in Ipoh and try to find the church the married in, then head to an Island off the west coast before I head for Thailand.

.....continued

Last day in Cameron Highlands and havin a bit of a chilled one. Had a long lie this morning and did an 'easy 3hour Jungle walk in the afternoon. Had a busy day yesterday. Up and out before 9 on a full day trip. First stop was BOH tea plantation/factory. Its one of only 2 that was around in 1930, so a good chance its where my grandparents worked. Then it was to a local aboriginal village where I tried out a blow pipe before a 1 1/2 hour jungle walk. From there we drove a bit then walked to a nice waterfall, people were swimming there but I didn't have by togs on an couldn't be bothered to get changed! Then another 1 1/2 jungle trek to get home - great fun! Went out for tea last night with some people from the hostel and had a traditional 'steamboat' you are given a potwith stock in it and heaps of sea food and you just cook it yourself - an interesting way to eat! Decided to have a few drinks last night which is part of the reason I wiz a bit lazy this morning!



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