Malaysia Travel

Photo series #6 – Cameron Highlands: a haven of peace in the middle of tea and strawberries

December 31, 2015

After two days in Georges Town, Penang, I wanted a little more freshness and greenery.

So I went to the south, in Cameron Highlands five hours away from Penang by bus.
The road is very curvy in the last hour and a half, but the hills of Cameron Highlands with a temperature of only 23 °C compared to 32 °C in the rest of Malaysia, deserve all the trouble.

For the first time, I wanted to try couch surfing (cs). After I arrived in Tanah rata, one of the main town in Cameron Highlands, I waited for Nancey, my cs host.
After having enjoying some great local food in a night market (langsat similar to litchi, nasi goreng very good, sea coconut seems like Jelly and a martabak manis sweet with nuts and corn), Nancey took me to her home, a farm surrounded by hills and plantations in Habu, a little village near Tanah rata.
The place is just beautiful and relaxing, and my host Nancey is awesome. She showed me all the surroundings with all the beautiful views of the valley.

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View from the Nancey’s father plantations

 

nasi goreng, martabak manis, langsat and sea coconut

 

Let’s visit the hills!
I did some hitchhiking to move around the valley. It is very widespread and effective here. Malaysians are very welcoming and curious to know about you, so you easily meet new people to talk with.

Cameron Highlands is known first for its many and beautiful tea plantations, but you will also find many strawberry farms, and timbered houses.

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Tea plantation

 

Culture de fraises

Strawberry farm

 

I did not take the time to do more things but you can also visit butterfly farm, or hiking in the valley.

In conclusion, Cameron Highlands are currently my favorite place. There are beautiful views but also it is very calm and green. So it was a relaxing moment. And furthermore, my first experience with couch surfing was awesome. So I will definitely do it again.

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With Nancey !!!!

 

Now it is time for me to leave this quiet place and to join another very different place, Kuala Lumpur.

Cameron Highlands

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5 Comments

  • Reply PROBST Jacques January 1, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Martine et moi même sommes en admiration face à ces paysages extrêmement verdoyants, denses… Ton visage rayonnant nous fait bien plaisir et ta capacité d’entreprendre un tel périple nous donne envie de voyager. Nous te souhaitons encore de très belles rencontres humaines.

  • Reply Gabriel January 4, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Quel beau voyage!! Profites en encore à fond! Je suis un peu jaloux j’avoue 😉
    Bonne année!

    • Reply nivdul January 18, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Bonne année Gabriel ! Merci, je profite je profite…

  • Reply Phil January 4, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    De très beau paysages, c’est vrai que cela donne envie mais grâce a toi on voyage un peu.
    Garde se sourir. bises

    • Reply nivdul January 18, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      merci 😀

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