City Living At Its Best
22.09.2009 34 °C
The Cameron Highlands are now behind us. We spent 4 nights there, and it was lovely, nice and cool. But it did rain a lot, probably because most of the country was being rained on! We looked up the Malaysia Met Office web site and the forecast for most places was rain. So it wasn’t the fault of the Highlands, and thus our opinion of them is even better than before. We did get a bit bored up there though, as we saw most of the highlights the first day, and there isn’t much more to do other than take hikes through the various forest types. But not much wildlife to see, so once you’ve been down one track, there is nothing new to see in the other ones. We did go see the Butterfly Farm one day. After breakfast one morning we decided on the spur of the moment to walk out to the farm, as we had read it wasn’t too far away. Ha! We got maybe 3km out of town before it started raining (Anita has a raincoat but I was carrying nothing!) and so we then started hitching (which didn’t work) and ended up getting a taxi the rest of the way – which was about 10 more km, past the next village even! The farm was nice though, lots of big butterflies and also some lizards, snakes, beetles, spiders, scorpions and other things. We then had to wait ages for a taxi to turn up to take us back. But since we had nothing else to do, that was no bother!
The place in the Highlands that we were staying at played DVD’s every night at 5 and 7pm (and sometimes during the day) so there was plenty to keep us occupied while we were there. But 4 nights was enough and we booked our bus ticket out to Kuala Lumpur, arriving on the 20th.
Which is where we are now. KL is a city, so not too much to say about it. But it is still nice and friendly as most Asian cities seem to be and we have had a good walk around the centre.
But we’re not here for much longer as we get an overnight bus tonight to Mersing on the east coast where we will catch a ferry out to Pulau Tioman (Tioman Island). In the 1970’s Time magazine voted the island as one of the top 10 in the world! We’re staying at a place called Bamboo Hill Chalets (http://www.geocities.com/bamboosu/) which sound lovely! Should be nice to get back to a beach where one can recover from the heat of the day in the water!
That’s all from me for now.
xxx (these are only for the girls)