the journey took us more than 90 minutes from the office to reach the destination which is in one of the mountains near cameron highlands.
the vehicle we were in was a ford ranger. the road leading up to the mountain was all paved with tar, so it was not a treacherous nor difficult one. however, there was a small stretch where it was quite steep and the road had holes which used to be covered in tar. other than that, it was a smooth journey except for the distance.
however, as with any other journey into the mountains, there are unforeseen dangers and risks. we met one not long after turning off at the main road.
later on our way down, we noticed the obstructing trunk had been cleared and it was done by none other than the indigenous people who live in the area.
the whole place was really serene and fresh and those who work here could leave all their worries behind once they are on the mountains. all debts are forgotten once here they say. hahaha. i can imagine myself reading and reading and reading here. well, i managed to finish the fault in our stars here.
it was quite humid on the day i was there and it got quite hot in the afternoon. there is no electricity supplied here if you are wondering. there is a generator to power the electrical appliances and it is powered by diesel. so they have to ferry diesel supply up the mountains every few weeks. the nights here can be quite cold depending on the season and it can go to as low as 16 degree celcius.
we left at 2 and reached the office at 3.30. the head was spinning by the time i got off the truck as this time, we did not make any stop at all except when we stopped to collect some petai from the locals. all of us got free petai to bring home. yeah!
it was really an adventure and i can't wait to go up again.
the total bill came up to almost rm200. what a birthday dinner eh.
well, tata now. it has been a wonderful july so far. hope it is going to be so till the end of the month.