My journey to the Cameron Highlands didn't start off great. When i got to where I was to catch my bus from, I was greeted by a really rude man that was demanding more money as the bus that we were meant to be getting was broken down so they needed more money. Lucklily fro me that there was also an Indian family that they were trying to do the same thing to, and between us all no matter how many times they demanded the money we refused to pay and still go tour bus. It was about 30mins late by the time that we left. The fiasco didn't finish there though as about 10mins from Tanah Rata they chucked us off the bus and we had to wait around for about 30mins in the rain for a bus to take us the last part of our journey. Anyway as per usual I made it to my destination and got a free shuttle bus to my guest house / hostel.
It was very basic but also very cheap! The dormitorys are in a bunker style outside. They have a tv lounge that's very nice. For the afternoon I just explored the town and chilled out at the hostel.
I got up fairly early so that I could do one of the treks before the rain. I'm getting used to these early starts! I started talking to a really nice Irish girl (Noreen) in the bathroom and invited myslef along to join her trek. We were then joined by a french girl (Alex). It was such a good trek! The trail had some really interesting terrain and the view when we got to the top was amazing! So worth the effort of getting up there. It took us about 2hrs and in total and then we went into the main town to grab some lunch. We were planning on doing another walk but on our way back to the guest house the heavens opened and my trousers were soaked through, so I grabbed a cup of tea and waited for the rain to die down before I went and changed into some dry clothes. At which point Alex still wanted to go on another walk which neiher myself or Noreen wanted to do in fear of another downpour, so bravely she went on her own.
Instead I watched a really bad film, Fighter and then grabbed some food in town with Noreen. When it started to pour again! The lovely food stall owener though lent us both umbrellas which saved another pair of trousers from getting drenched! I then had chocolate cake and tea and watched Blades of Glory.
The next day was also an early start, this time I was going on a countryside tour. This included a rose garden, strawberry farm, tea planatation, honey farm, butterfly garedn and a fruit market. This was alot of fun and I made some more friends whom I spent the rest of the day with. We were so lucky with the weather today and even managed to go on another trek as well although it wasn't as good as the one the previous day. As I had filled myself up on a late lunch for dinner I had two scones and a cup of tea! So good! And so needed! To top it of they were also playing the Shawshank Redemption! Classic!