It was the first day of Hari Raya.
Since my parents were in KL, we decided to go to Cameron Highlands for a one day trip as all the hotels were fully booked.
Altho I know it'll be a very tiring trip, I've got no complains due to the fact that my parents are aging and they very seldom come to KL for holidays. I knew I can never repay them enough for the sacrifices they have made while bringing me up.
We started our journey at 6.00am. Reached Tapah @ 7.15am. We were halfway up the hill when we and many others had to stop due to a fallen tree trunk in the middle of the road. Thanks to the Orang Asli's who cut the tree trunks, we managed to continue our long, winding journey. It took us one hour to reach Ringlet and then Tanah Rata. On the way to Brinchang, we stopped at Cameron Valley Tea House. We took a very nice photo overseeing the hills.
We continued our journey to BOH Tea Plantation at Sg Palas. Everyone was dizzy when we arrived. I regretted for not stopping more frequently, as my parents are not young anymore, and couldn't stand the long, winding journey. Anyway, we had breakfast and tried the variety of teas there namely: Gunung Chantik, Bukit Cheding, Palas Supreme and other flavoured and scented teas.
Very soon, we were on our way down. We stopped at EQ Farm to pluck our own strawberries but to our dismay, their workers were on holidays and we were not allowed to pluck the strawberries ourselves. Then at Kea Farm, we had hoped to stop at the morning market, but to my surprise, there were too many people. We finally stopped at a souvenir shop along the way. We proceeded to have lunch at Brinchang. Then moved on to Cactus Valley. It's a nice place to visit. Entrance fee is RM4 per person. Here we took many photos of the cactus, flowers and sceneries.
It was already 3.00 pm when we finished touring the Cactus Valley. My dad decided that we leave as not to get caught up in the terrible jam. We bought some corns and veges, and left. At Tapah, we detoured to Kampar and met up with May's parents for dinner. Pretty soon, we were on our way back to KL. We arrived at 10.00pm and I remember on that particular day, Man Utd hammered Liverpool 2-0. Sigh.....