After a wonderful time in KL we then headed to the Cameron Highlands. To get there it is a 3 hour bus ride on some very, very windy roads. I would recommend anti-nausea tablets if you suffer from motion sickness.
My first impression was "what a cute little town". High up in the mountains, surrounded by cloud were little houses and apartment buildings set into the hills - just gorgeous!
For our first day of activities we organised a tour of the tea plantation and the mossy forest. Our guide was very knowledgeable and taught us many things about the plants in the forest, how they are used in traditional medicines and how the tea is harvested and processed.
We lucked out and had a wonderfully sunny day for our tour - according to our guide this had not happened in the last two weeks. Our first stop was the tea plantation which had some incredible views. It was basically stopping on the roadside and looking out at the plants that covered all the hills around us. Our second stop was up the highest peak in the Cameron Highlands; again, more great views. Then it was off for a guided tour through the mossy forest. It was quite muddy and slippery and as expected James found all the mud. We did a second walk through the mossy forest but this time on boardwalks. Still enjoyable but not as interesting as the guided one. To end the tour we stopped at the tea house to try some of the local Boh tea. It was quite nice but I wouldn't rave about it.
On the second day we took a taxi to the next town over and visited the butterfly farm. So many beautiful butterflies all native to the area. They also had an outside area dedicated to insects and reptiles. We again lucked out and whilst looking at the leaf insect had one of the staff members come up and let us hold it. He then showed us around in our own private tour letting us hold all the insects and telling us about them. He also showed us some pretty cool flowers. The whole experience was a bit unexpected as all the online reviews for the place were not that great.
We then trekked back down the hill for a few km's before having some lunch and getting a taxi home. The altitude mean Lucas's flat football had inflated so we went and kicked the footy on the oval.
That sums up our time in the Cameron Highlands. A wonderful little place and definitely a place to visit but not a lot of time is needed to explore the area.