Cameron Highlands Travel Blog› entry 21 of 45 › view all entries
April 11th, 2008 – by: razorriome
I was not looking forward to the long walk back to the main road. The rain was getting ever stronger as all of the bus drivers turned me away claiming that they were already full with paid customers on a tour. I have never hitch hiked before but I heard it was quite safe here. Just as I was considering giving it a go a couple of young girls pulled over and offered me a ride with wide smile. I didn't even have my thumb out. I graciously accepted. They were going to a few other sites before heading back to town so I tagged along for a free tour to some other plantations and butterfly parks.
There were restaurants a-plenty down the main drag. Most were Indian, Chinese, Malay and interesting combinations of the three. Bunga Suria's Indian meals served on a banana leaf were some of my favorites Since I started traveling in August. Three dollars got me more than I could eat of several different types of spicy curries and a sweat lassi.
I was planning on spending a few days exploring the many hiking trails around which were supposedly filled with wildlife and interesting vegetation including the largest flower in the world that is several feet wide. Everyone told me that I could only hike in the morning that were usually sunny but the afternoons were always rainy. I woke up early to heavy rain and decided to head south after only one night in the area because I was supposed to meet my friend in Singapore in a few days and I didn't want to waste one on rain.
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