February 9th - Day 3 - Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands

This event is starting in a very leisurely way with another short drive of only 215 kms from Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron Highlands
We left the hotel at 10am. The route John Brown had devised was meant to take us on a short tour of the city centre, before heading north on the motorway. That wasn’t how it turned out fore us, as within a few hundred yards of leaving the hotel, we took the wrong turning and missed the first part of the route altogether!. Still, with the aid of the road book and the satnav, we managed to find our way back to the route. Following us were Jeremy and Felicity. So we led them astray as well.

Once back on the route we drove to the National War Memorial for the dead from the two World Wars as well as those from the 1948-60 war. Once we left the city it was 100 km drive long a fast three lane motorway before we headed into the hills towards Cameron Highlands. A very winding, narrow mountain road led us to our first stop at the Lata Iskandar Falls.

Whilst we were there many of the group stopped as well. Our event director, John Brown and several of the cars parked up at the falls.

Being a national holiday, there were lots of locals there, with some swimming in the pools at the base of the falls. I noticed one man teaching his children to swim! We spent an enjoyable half an hour which included a bit of shopping as well as eating the most delicious fried bananas.

The remainder of the drive continued on the same winding road going through lush vegetation, and then ending up with open hills and large tea plantations. We arrived at Cameron Highlands Resort at abut 2pm and shortly after, the rain came down. We were lucky to miss it, especially through the mountains.

A shot of our car, second from the right, with many others parked outside the Cameron Highlands Resort Hotel.

A close up of all the event stickers on the car - India, China, Africa, Pan Americana and SE Asia

A beautiful amaryllis growing at the base of a tree outside our hotel room.

A lazy afternoon for us all and then tomorrow we continue our drive north, but back to the coast at the holiday village, Ferringhi, on the shore of the Andaman Sea.

1 comment:

  1. Never any pics of you or Mum on your blogs... Are you actually there?

    Anyway, thought you might be interested in this:

    Luiz Felipe Scolari has been sacked as manager of Chelsea.

    A statement on the club's website revealed the move had been made "to maintain a challenge for the trophies we are still competing for".

    Scolari, who led Brazil to their 2002 World Cup win, was appointed in June as the replacement for Avram Grant.

    Chelsea, fourth in the Premier League and seven points behind Manchester United, will be led by assistant Ray Wilkins on an interim basis.

    "Luiz Felipe Scolari has been dismissed as manager of Chelsea Football Club with immediate effect," read the statement. "The Chelsea board would like to place on record our gratitude for his time as manager.

    Have fun