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Jan 10, 2007 - Cameron Highlands

Selamat from Malaysia! Last week we left off at the unforgettable Pangkor Laut Resort (here's the link to the archives). This week we finish our incredible trip to Malaysia by going into the highlands and experiencing an entirely different side of the country. If you're interested in coming, bring a sweater -- it gets chilly up here. Don't worry if you're in a hurry or have ADD; there's a 2-minute Johnny Jet video at the end of this week's story (it's on YouTube, so it takes only a second to load). Also, be sure to check out my sister...

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Where's Johnny Jet?

Oct 7, 2006 - Back to the Jungle

We left KL on Monday afternoon and headed back to Taman Negara. We arrived in Jerantut at about 7 and met some friends of Asri's from Taman Negara for dinner. We got back to Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara HQ)in the early hours of the morning after we had gone to a karoake bar (I didn't sing you'd be pleased to know ;-)). On Tuesday we walked Bukit Teserik again, but actually completed it, and went to the second viewpoint where you can see the highest mountain in Peninsula Malaysia. The group of us from the previous night then decided to spend...

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Sep 4, 2006 - Taman Negara Dschungel Trekking (Malaysia)

nach einer super tollen 9 stuendigen zugfahrt durch malaysiens fantastisch schoene landschaft bin ich dann endlich in jerantut angekommen. zu der zugfahrt gibts nicht viel zu sagen, nur dass die ac am anfang sinnlos hoch eingeschaltet war, was nicht weiter schlimm war, hatte mich ja deswegen extra warm angezogen, nur nach ca 2 std ist diese ausgestiegen und es wurde eine affenhitze.... waere auch nicht weiter schlimm gewesen, waere ich nicht in einem islamistischen land, wo man mit traeger t shirt zu viel aufmerksamkeit auf sich zieht.......

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big-wide-world

Nov 25, 2005 - Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

From Penang we drove about 5 hours to reach the Cameron Highlands, which are an amazing group of villages in the mountains of Malaysia. The last hour of the drive was quite curvey, but so beautiful. The weather is much cooler at this altitude--still quite humid--but the break from the heat was nice. As we got off the bus we were all surprised to see the lovely chalet-style hotels...it almost felt like we were back in Europe! We got really lucky because our hotel was full, so they moved us across the way to some timeshares which were...

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Back at home.

Nov 9, 2005 - Taman Negara Nat'l. Park - Malaysia

Taman Negara Nat'l. Park Nov. 6 - 9 Rainforest - Jungle - Monsoon Season - quickly rising water on the river - longboats - Gibbon Monkeys - Humidity - Thunder - Rain like you have never seen it before (okay maybe on the wet coast on a really bad day). We really don't care much for the heat, the snakes, spiders and leeches. What is it that draws us back to the jungle again and again? Wilderness - Isolation - Simple Lifestyle The bird above us in the tree has now sung to us for at least 5 minutes. We are the last guests here at Nusa Camp...

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Sep 10, 2005 - Strawberries, Roses and Tea

Hi All, Sounds like we prepping for afternoon high tea, but not really. Actually, today we travelled to the central region in Malaysia, the Cameron Highlands. The area is markedly different as the climate here tends to be cooler and the fresh water plentiful thus making for great agricultural activities. The main crop grown is tea. There are many plantations and we visited the largest grower the Boh tea company. The tea processing factory is surprisingly a very simple operation with only 5 steps: pick, crush, ferment, dry and sort. The...

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Sep 1, 2005 - Cameron Highlands

Picturesque is probably the best way to describe the Highlands, particularly the tea plantations. I do wish that we had longer than just one full day there as I really believe there was more to it than tea & scones and the jungle! The problem was that we just tried to pack too much into one day: Tea plantation, moss forest trek, butterfuly garden, weird chinese buffet and a real jungle trek. So - the day started with a Moss Forest Trek. At the Highlands highest point, we went on a short trek around the forest which is surprisingly covered...

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Jul 28, 2005 - Taman Negara and the leeches!

We headed on to the jungle, to Taman Negara, with a guy Adrian, who we met at our hostel. It was a long day but we met lots of people on our journey! We arrived in the evening and checked into a hostel with Adrian and the 2 other girls we'd met, Emelda and Tiphaine, checked into another room. We all went out for dinner on a floating restaurant that night (after hearing about the London bombs and checking on the internet that everyone we knew was ok). After dinner we watched the rubbish film about surfers (Blue Crush) and then went to bed to...

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May 23, 2005 - Taman Negara, Malaysia

As you will all know by now we are both avid Naturalists or Naturists, never too sure..anyway we didn't get naked but got back to basics with wildlife instead. We ventured out of the big smoke up to the interior of Peninsular Malaysia, a journey that was too take us by foot, coach and boat to our lodgings in the middle of the oldest living rainforest in the world, over 130 million years old and untouched by the recent iceage in the world..oo I sound like David Bellamy! ha ha.. Anyway this is supposed to be the most virgin of all...

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Upshalls on Tour

Apr 30, 2005 - Cameron Highlands

Arrived in Tanah Rata yesterday late afternoon. We checked into the Cameronian (Holiday) Inn and after reports that lots of the hostels here were full of bed bugs we were pleased to find a clean and tidy room with friendly staff (when you can find them) and no evidence of any bed bugs! The Cameron Highlands is a hill station and reknowned for the trekking available, the local tea plantations and strawberry fields. We got up early to take a guided trek through the jungle to the highest peak (2031m) with the guy from the Inn who works only...

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Feb 11, 2005 - Cameron Highlands

Once we'd been told that you could get a Devonshire Cream Tea in the Cameron Highlands the decision was made that we were going there!! The one thing we didn't realise though was that we were heading there during the Malaysian's equivalent of going to Brighton or the Lake District during the August Bank Holiday weekend - the place was mobbed!!! The coach dropped us off in one of the main towns in the Highlands - Thana Rata. We'd had visions of the whole area being quintessentially English, with lots of Mock-Tudor buildings, cricket greens...

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Stu and Liz On Tour

Nov 20, 2004 - Cameron Highlands

(Updated by: Susie) From K.L. we headed up to the Cameron Highlands - colonial towns and rainforests in the mountains/hills. Very beautiful, peaceful and much cooler than the plains. Also famous for tea plantations so heaven for me. Stayed in a really basic backpackers lodge which was great - so nice when you find really cheap accommodation with great staff and CLEAN! Met some lovely people there including a Slovakian couple who are also travelling around the world but by crewing yachts to save money! Such places are a great way to...

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