Cameron Highlands is most famous for their tea. BOH tea. It is also where a lot of our vegetables are grown for our country's own consumption. Strawberry farms are also in abundance here. You can spend your day picking strawberries at the farms too.
It is funny i hardly come up here. Its only about an hour away to enjoy a wonderful view and cool clean air. I guess i am probably just lazy most of the times :) During the holidays, it is a no-no to visit this hill station. We locals know that its a bumper to bumper ride all the way up the hill. With a lot of honking too.. kind of like a wedding car entourage *LOL*
My uncle rented his company's cottage up in the hills and it was a very pretty cottage. The view was superb. It was way up in Brinchang and pretty close to the Boh Palas Tea Plantations.
the cottage where we stayed
My uncle is quite a nature lover. He loves to be in the forest and close to nature. If you want to see a rafflesia, he'll know where to take you. He's always running and at 50, he is still very much into marathons and stuffs.
view from the porch
Each time i go on a holiday, usually i'll take quite a lot of pictures like a crazy picture starved person. Documenting our trips became a very much loved hobby for the past few years. But this time, i was just taking the pictures with my eyes and less with the camera. I was just enjoying the view. Keeping the beautiful sight in front of me in my head instead of in my computer :) Sometimes i trust my memory more than the harddisk since one conked on me :p
Piper enjoying the view.. urmm.. he was tired so he's sometimes in a world of his own
Ahhh.. and this time... my two furry friends came with us on this holiday. When we go for holidays and stay at hotels, most hotels do not allow pets in my country. Dom and Piper are usually sent to the boarding hotel. I don't quite like to send them there now as each time they come back sick and dehydrated. The last time we were away for a week, both of them came back quite sick even though we gave the boarding house our own pet food. The place costs us a bomb and they both still came back with bloody stools.
both of them at the porch... and Piper guarding the cakebox he marked
There were a total of 21 humans + 2 furries in that old rickety cottage :) 12 more family members came for dinner that night. They left after dinner back to our hometown. Our extended family is quite a loud big bunch. Two birthdays were also celebrated that night.
During the night, some of us slept on the wooden flooring in sleeping bags as we went as a big group. There were only 3 rooms and all the beds were for the aged and the smaller kids.
The winds were howling and the wooden shutters were banging that night and it was pretty eerie *LOL* Dommy was sleeping right beside me on his own sleeping bag and Piper was in and out of his mommy and daddy's sleeping bag. He kept changing places every few hours. Towards morning, our feet was getting real cold and its a good thing i had a personal furry heater right beside me :)
the furry heater
his tee is getting a wee bit small for him.. it is riding up *LOL*
Either the tee has shrunk or he's getting too fat
This place boasts a pretty sunrise each morning. I woke up at 5.30am to wait with my camera and a coffee at the porch but no sunrise as it was a wee bit cloudy that morning :)
breakfast in the kitchen... my aunt having a good laugh over something
All in all, it has been a good trip for everyone especially for the older folks to catch up. My dad and his siblings had a good time catching up and laughing quite a lot. It is good to be able to bring them together once in a while and to hear them exchange health tips, recipes and health issues :)
I'll probably go there again to catch more photos next time. That's all from our roadtrip last weekend. Hope you enjoyed the photos :)
Mother Nature does have a sense of humour ;)