When you live in a place that’s 40-above every day, sometimes you need a break from the heat. Which is why we escaped to the Cameron Highlands a couple weeks back during the Malaysia Day long weekend.
Located 200 km (or a 4-hour drive) from KL, Cameron Highlands offers hiking, strawberries, butterflies, tea and local tourists – all in large volumes. We mostly went for the hiking (which was great), but also dove right into the rest. Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist, especially when you can rent a hotel room for 30 bucks and eat for way, way less.
Two thumbs up for Cameron Highlands (minus the 6-hour drive back in the holiday traffic). Here are some pics…
Giant strawberries are all the rage in the Malaysian hill country. This pic was taken by a nice Bangladeshi man who had all sorts of camera tricks up his sleeve.
The jungle is thick and diverse. Lots of great places for snakes, monkeys and Canadians who need a bit of a cool breeze.
Careful going down! Right after I took this pic, I proceeded to fall on my ass 4 times. I blame the slippery brown mud and trying to keep up to Trina.
Butterfly farms are right up there with strawberries in the Cameron Highlands’ tourist attractions.
“Hurry up, Shaun, and make sure I don’t look fat.”
The roads were jam packed with cars, but we were pretty much the only ones on the hiking trails.
Lots of tea grown in the Cameron Highlands. It reminded us a lot of the Sri Lankan hill country.