taman negara is the main jungke in malaysia and has the oldest rainforest in the world!!!we booked this trip from the hostel as it was cheaper. we had to meet at a hotel where we went an english couple whom we stayed with the whole timt in tm. we got on the coach and after 3 and half hours we reached a little stop off town called jeranhaut or something. we had to sort out our camera license as u ave to pay a whole 80p to be able to take pics in the jungle!and they gave us a free visor!quite funny actually as all the chinese where actually wearing them! there are no atms in taman negara as our friend phil realised five minutes b4 we were going! we then went down to the ferry port where we paid a litte old fragile man to carry our bags down this hill- so lazy! it was then a 3hour boat ride to taman negara, well it was a canoe with a motor! we then arrived at one of the floating restaurants and walked to our hostel. all the restaurants on this part are all floating- pretty cool. our hostel was ages away and as we got there there was a sign saying thanx4walking this far!! the hostel was nice, very brightly coloured, looked like it belonged in a hippy town! the only thing was that we had a squat toilet- i hate em! weliterally had a shower and walked back down to the main floating restaurant to sort out our trips. veryone was walking really carefully asthe leeches were about! and i only learned that the leaches are the size of maggots and swell up when they suck your blood!due to a festival the restauarnts aren't serving food so we ate a manky buffet!at 9 we went on a jungle safari, where there are 8of you in the back of 4x4 and you go thru the jungle spotting animals.the tour guide has a massive tourch to spot them.the first thing we saw was a dog that look petrified- bless it!to be honest we didn't see much- we saw many leopard cats and a snake. on the way back we saw a monkey!
got up early as usual! got on our lovely walking shoes- which smell funny from chiang mai! and we walked down to the lbk and due to this stupid festival there were no tour guides so we have to do the canopy walk on our own! we had breakfast and it was horrible!we had warm bread and gone off milk!nice!we got a taxi boat across the river and started our walk. it wasn't that bad about an hour to get to the canopy all on flat land, apart from a one point we got stuck behind an old chinese women whom was about 110 years old and walking like a snail! we then had to pay 70p to go on the canopy. due to weight restrictions we had to wait etc and i saw a leech they are tiny and walk like a slinky!the canopy was 40m high off the ground and the view was amazing! wasn't that scary even when mark was jumping up and down! next we walked 30mins uphill to the view point- thought i was gonna die! there were two view points and the second one was a further ten mins- pretty good tho! blisters were killing me! we then took the hour and half walk back. we saw a snake on the way back which was poisonous. we the went back to the hostel to change and go to our next tour. none of the restaurants were open so we had to eat crisps for dinner! our next trip was2the caves exploration. the cave was a 30 min walk. the cave its self was 80 m long. to get in u have to climb between two rocks- if u're fat u've got no hope! once in there a smell hits you- yep its bat s***!everywhere! as u crawl in2 the cave a bit more u r surrounded by bat colonies! i've never seen so many- it was brilliant!especailly when they start flying about and pooing on u and mark put his hand in a massive lump! getting out was very difficult- u had to crawl through bat s*** water and pull yourself up without hitting your head! after that we walked back. for dinner we went across the river to a big resort and had a buffet. it was amazing as we haven't had a descent meal in so long! i've never eaten so much! we were supposed to go on a night jungle walk, but no-one could move!
back to kl today- same trip as getting here