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It's a jungle out there...

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Yep, it's a jungle out there, somewhere, but nowhere near where we were staying! We were told tales of elephants and tigers roaming a 130 million year forest but in reality it was filled with rats, bats and a pet pheasant. It is, however, 4343 sq km (seven times the size of Singapore) and we only really did the outskirts so I'm sure those elephants and tigers are in there somewhere. The first day was pretty action packed, starting with a stroll along the canopy walk, said to be the longest and highest in the world. I have a fear of heights (not sure why I didn't remember this before I signed up) so ran the across the thing in record time in order to get it over and done with, while Adam took a leisurely stroll across. 4442743498_6015089be5.jpgIn the evening we headed to a market, it was pretty far out of town but we managed to get a lift there. We weren't really sure how we were gonna get back but Kim (a lovely guy we'd met from Singapore) assured us we could HITCHHIKE back. HITCHHIKE. The word conjures up images of kidnapping, murder and Wolf Creek (to me anyway), but we soon got a lift with a friendly family. Turns out hitchhiking is pretty normal in Southeast Asia and people are more than happy to give you lifts anywhere you wanna go!
The next morning we woke up with a cricket staring us out from the other side of the mosquito net. This is the one time on our travels where that damn blow-pipe would of come in handy but unfortunately it was not within reach. Adam and I figured we weren't really made out for the jungle if we were scared by a cricket so decided to only spend a couple of days here. However, after a day settling in we grew to really like it, it was a really nice chilled out place and there's loads of adventurous stuff to do if you're into that kind of thing. The next day we trekked to a bat cave (insert embarrassing picture of Adam scared of a bat here!) 4457175620_4f2d8bf308.jpgand went for a swim in the river. After 3 nights here we left for the bright lights of Kuala Lumpur!

Posted by palmer830 22:05 Archived in Malaysia Tagged ecotourism Comments (0)

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