The Malaysia border was easy to cross and we have noticed a quick change to more western standards of living, there at motorways, ambulances, police and even how is my driving stickers in the back of banks and tricks! We have spent some time in penang, in Georgetown. Here we hopped on a tour around some of this old towns famous sights including fort cornwallis, Hindu and Buddhist temples. We stopped for some incredible views of the city and mountains surrounding it,quite impressive! We also went to a glass factory which was a bit hard sell and a chocolate factory with free samples!
Penang as with most of Malaysia is very multi cultural, they have Malay, Indian and Chinese people as predominant nationality with others mixed in.
We journeyed up into the hills and we arrived into the Cameron highlands, the temperature is cooler a welcome relief from the intense heat of penang. We have enjoyed a trip today including hiking through muddy forest...I had to do it in true English style with socks and sandles! We visited a tea plantation with more incredible views and a strawberry farm with amazing cake and hot chocolate! The Cameron highlands were established by the British and it provides lots of Tea still so we even got a goo mug of 're with breakfast! As expected. Malaysia is more. expensive than the other places I have been but the little luxuries and once in a lifetime trip makes it so worthwhile!
With less than 10 days to go it doesn't seem possible I have been away for so long! The plans are lining up for when I get home and I am very excited about visitors in April! :)
Ps. Happy Mothers Day!