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Jun 1, 2017 - The Cameron Highlands

So our trip to the Cameron Highlands started rather ominously when our hotel emailed to tell us that the last two hours of our four hour bus journey was up a winding road and to have a safe journey. In truth we hadn't read much about the Highlands other than the weather is cool because it's 2,000 metres above sea level and they have numerous strawberry farms and tea plantations which was enough to persuade us to take a 6 hour detour from our original plan. It turns out the hotel wasn't lying... The journey was pretty awful with hairpins up...

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Apr 8, 2013 - Malaysia - 08/4-28/4

13/4/13 - With no visa left & Langkawi only 45mins away from Ko Lipe, it seemed the sensible option to come here even though I was here in January. I've now been here for a few days, having to make the most of the beach (of course!) & planning my next move. Keith & i have said our goodbyes this morning & he's left for Thailand for the water festival as his end of trip clock is ticking but I'm going to hang around in Malaysia for a little while. Ciao Hun, enjoy the rest of your travels, keep in touch & stay safe! & then there was one. Ok,...

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Feb 14, 2012 - In cerca di fresco... e di un pò di fango

In questo mio viaggio alle Cameron Highlands ho imparato una cosa molto importante: prima di unirsi con qualcuno in un trekking, informarsi sempre su chi sono e cosa fanno le persone con cui stai per intraprendere un’ardua camminata. Perché se vedi un ragazzo alto più di 2 metri che viene dalla Nuova Zelanda, dovresti immaginare che nel suo sangue scorre la forza degli All Blacks, o se ce n’è un altro dall’Australia, non è così strano che sia un campione di surf. E così se il taxista, mentre vi accompagna al punto di inizio del trekking, vi...

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Jan 4, 2012 - Malaysia - Day 30 - 32 - Rafflesia (World's Largest Flower) & Traditional Poison Blow Pipe

an. 2nd: We arrived in Cameron Highlands just a little after 5pm. There are 5 towns that make up the entire area of Cameron, we are located in Tanah Rata. The Cameron Highlands is one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations. It covers an area of 712 square kilometers (275 sq mi). During the day, the temperature seldom rises above 25 °C (77 °F); at night, the temperature can sometimes drop to as low as 12 °C (54 °F). We walked down the street to our guest house and checked in for three nights. Dressed in warmer clothes, we actually put...

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Apr 27, 2011 - Sweat, blood and tea

We spent the night in a place called Jerantut, found sone tasty food at the only stall with a menu translated into English. Then again not sure what pluffy is supposed to be! We cruised out early the next morning to catch our boat up the river and into the jungle. We got pretty excited when we saw sone big buffalo bathing in the water, and overly excited when we thought we saw a tapir, turned out to be a wild boar :(  On our arrival we headed straight into the park to spend the night in a hide in the jungle with our jungle essentials. Turns...

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Jan 9, 2011 - Phnom Penh #2

I love this city. After some readjusting to the currency, the poverty (not totally readjusted- and doubt I ever will be), the filth, the confusion and the language barrier I find myself in a city that is a buzz of culture, history and new beginnings. It seems an exciting time to be here. It is hard to walk anywhere with an abundance of moto tuktuk's and motorbikes everywhere asking if you want a ride. They don't seem to understand the the need to walk just for orientation. Day three I decided to travel 45km out of town (1 and a half hours...

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Gem of the World

Jan 6, 2011 - Camodia- Phnom Penh

After a few lazy days in Kuala Lumpur, I arrived at Phnom Penh yesterday morning 8am. The Moto ride from the airport was a great way to see the city at first glance. The traffic here is pretty intense. there is no real give way system. When they reach an intersection everyone just slows down a little and works out which way everyone else is heading. The streets are not so clean and there are people everywhere- lots of little stalls by the side of the road and whole families on motor bikes- the most I have seen so far is 5 people, A mother...

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Gem of the World

Jan 4, 2011 - Malaysia SUMMARY

I have decided to do a summary on each of the countries I visit. I survived a month in Malaysia! Here are my picks Favourite Place: It's a tough one but I reckon I'll go with Pulau Pangkor. It is most probably because it is where I started the trip full of excitement- everything was new and there was a beautiful beach which I could laze around. The people I met there too helped with this decision. Highly recommended goes to Cameron Highlands and Langkawi. Favourite Event: Would have to be christmas eve in Melaka. Was such a great night...

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Gem of the World

Dec 27, 2010 - Cameron Highlands #2

I arrived at the Cameron Highlands yesterday afternoon with Marika, after spending the night in KL, returning from Melaka. We went on a planned tour today to see some of the sights of Cameron Highland. With 8 of us in a 4WD we started at the Boh Tea Plantation. The views were spectacular! Rolling hills with Camellia plants from every angle. It really is very beautiful. After a explanation of the way the tea is harvest we spent some time in the cafe that has a 180 degrees view of the farm and had some highlands tea. From there we headed to...

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Gem of the World

Jun 3, 2010 - hectic few days

ok, so just spent an hour writing this then the bloody thing didnt save. to cut a long story short ive now spent 5 days trekking then had 2 rest days. have gained so much confidence doing some pretty hardcore treks and really proud of everything ive achieved here. did originally go into detail about the treks but can't be bothered to type it all twice!basically climbed 3 mountains in 2 days then slipped and potentially broke my ankle. 2nd time ive done my ankle in a week, think something isnt right, was in screaming agony 2 nights ago but...

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May 30, 2010 - cameron highlands - what a place!

sorry, hate to keep saying this, but yet another amazing day!!! Got chatting to a guy and a couple (joe, chainey and katie) last night and they invited me to go trekking with them. so off we set at 10am expecting this particular trail to be pretty tame (cameron highlands has 13 designated trails). boy were we wrong, the first bit was a relatively easy walk to robinson falls, a beautiful waterfall. from there we had to trek thru thick jungle on the edge of cliffs sometimes with less than 15cm to step on. was an amazing walk with so many...

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May 29, 2010 - very busy day trip

went on a trip today exploring pretty much all there is to see in the cameron highlands. the place was pretty much bought by some scottish family way back when and they still own it now. the main thing here is tea plantations so we started the day visiting a tea plantation followed by a trip to a tea factory to see how it gets turned from plant into the stuff we drink. gotta say was more interested in the views than the factory, if it was coffee maybe i'd have paid more attention lol. After that we went up a mountain about 2300 metres...

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