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Deep dark in the depths of the Rain forest.............

there was a hide..........


Today we decided to do something crazy..... challenging and different!! We'd heard about things called Hides in the Jungle... were you can go and stay for the night and watch out for animals!! it cost us 5 ringitt for the night..... thats like 70p!!! Be being the organised person i am the two things i needed was walking boots and a sleeping bag.... which i left in KL!! So i went and hired them for the trip!! The hide was about a 6 hour walk or an hours boat ride then an hours walk!! You can guess what one we went for!! The boat was awesome.... we were travelling up rapid in this boat.... we were all totally soak it was a great ride!! It took us right in to the rain forest! it was great fun!! When we got to dry land it was like something from a horror movie.... the was a small run down resort..... the toilets had been taken over by animals and the wood was all rotten! We were all standing on the decking of this hut waiting for someone to go to toilet!! Me being my usual self saw a bit of decking which looked really rotten so i went 'hey guys.... look at this its really rotten!!' Toucked it with my foot and but a bit to much weight on it.... well you can guess what happened next..... my foot went straight through the floor..... and it hurt!!! I've got a beautiful bruise round my thigh..... everyone found it hightly amusing!!!! After that we started our hour trek........ throught the jungle! It was awesome!!! The photos will explain it better!!! It was just a really good experience!! The only bad thing was the leeches.... they were everywhere.... we had to have a leech check every 5 minutes!! They are nasty!! When we got to the hide it was great!! It looked like a hut on stilts!! On one side was a look out it to the jungle!!! it was great!! There was about 7 of us in the hide!! We'd Brought lunch before we left..... i got fried rice with chicken which didn't taste great!!! We explored the surrounding area for a while then got safely in our hide for the night!! The jungle noises were so amazing!! Someone in our hide had been growled at by a lion on there way there.... scary stuff!! We took it in shift to stay up and keep a watch for animals!!! We played load of games of shit head to keep us up!! my shift was till about 3!! I was feeling pretty rough from my dinner and at about 2 it decided to come back!!! It was not pretty..... i was throwing up for about 30 minutes!! I was so ill..... it woke everyone up.... whoops!! I was ok after i'd been sick!! but it was not nice at the time!!! I went to bed after that.... i was knackered!! On my shift i heard monkey and i big rustle..... i recon it was a elephant.... and about a hundred fire flys!!!! In the night we were attacked by rats..... they stole our food and rubbish and ere funning round our bed!!! we also had a few lizards fall in to our room aswell!!! It was alot of fun!!! The walk back was pretty painless!!!! Apart from one of the guys we were with decided to swing on a vine which asn't attached to anything.... not a good idea!!! That didn't look very comfortable!! Well a briliant few days was had by everyone!!!! Not long till i'm home now!!!!!

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Taman Negara.....

all seasons in one day

Well...... left for Taman Negara on monday.. its the oldest rain forest in the world.... about 130 million years...... there was quite a big group of us in the end which was nice....... Took a whole day travelling there and when we got there the accommodation we'd booked wasn't booked so we had to trapes round looking for somewhere to stay.... found a cute little hostel over the river from Taman Negara!! The next day the fun started..... it was my BIRTHDAY!!!! Got up and went for breakfast and opened all my cards the i had with me and got a few from the group i was with!! We then went over the river in to Taman Negara..... we decided to do the Canopy walk!!! Its the longest in the world and it is scary!!!!! It was an amazing thing to do on my borthday... i'm not really scared of hights but this was scary..... it was basically a metal ladder with planks of wood on it strung up in the trees.... there was only 4 people on the canopy and you had to be 5 metersa apart!! when 4 people were on it it was really rock and swung all over the place.... it was proper scary! It took about an hour to do the whole thing... the views were amazing and just being on the canopy was such an awesome feeling!! Some of the people i was with were scared of heights and the were so scared!!! It was crazy!! When we got back on to terra firma we went for a short trek to a view point of the rainforest!! Then back to the main resort..... we found a few vines on the way there and had a swing which was fun!! We then went for lunch and a nice restuarant and i had a cake brought out for me.... with candles and everything!!! bless em!! That evening we didn't do much... went for food and then bed cos we were all so tired!!! It was a great birthday tho!!!! There was a huge storm that night... it was the loudest thunder i'd ever heard!! The electricity kept going on and off..... it was pretty crazy!!!

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Orang-Asli Tribe........

The Cameron Highlands......


Hello hello, I'm still loving the Cameron Highlands its so chilled out here in every way!!! Yesterday morning i just chilled out with my book which i've now finished (only took me 4 days.... a personal best) ;-) Dorm life is getting much better..... the turnover of people is quite fast so the group in there now is pretty awesome......... The light actually stays on till maybe........ 11!! Except for last night when a new germen guy got arsy with us for reading with the light on....... Shock horror...... if only my book had glow in the dark letters!!!! Anyway...... yesterday afternoon i went on a tour to the Orang-Asli tribal village.... it was awesome!! The village was set up in a valley..... it was a bit jungley round there and we had to do a bit of off roading to get there!!!! When we got there we all had a go with the blow pipes! It was so much fun..... when it was my go i accidently sucked rather than blowing and got a mouth full of nasty, dirty cotton!!! Nice!! When i did eventually do it i was the best of the group.... there was a flip flop pinned to the wall which was our target and i was the only one to get it!!! Brrrriliant!!! We also had tea and tapioca (there staple food) with the Chief of the village!!! It was pretty awesome!!! well tommorrows sunday.... so in true sunday style i'm going to have a day of rest.... not that i haven't had much of that!! Then probably heading to Taman Negara.... the oldest rain forest in the world!!!!!!

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I saw a poisonous Snake!!!!!!


Hey..... yesterday i was having a wander round he guest house and what i thought was a stick..... was a poisonus snake!!!!! It was scary.... lucky i didn't tread on it!!! It was really small.... got a photo!!!!!

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Drinking tea.... reading and doing absolutly nothing!!!!

Brilliant!!!! ;-)


Well last night was a little bit more enjoyable..... everyone in the dorm stayed up till............... 11.30!! WOW!!!! ;-) And chatted which was nice.... its a nice group of people too! I slept in my clothes last night because its so cold when it gets dark! I feel like i'm camping at the mo.... its awesome!! Today i'm not really doing anything interesting..... hence why i'm writing my second blog in two days!!! I'm just having a day reading, drinking awesome tea and chilling out!!! Theres an aborigini (i'm sure thats spelt wrong) tribe in the highlands called the Orang-Asli tribe so i'm going to go on a tour to there village tommorrow and try my had at a blowpipe!! Should be fun! Only 4 days till my birthday...... How exciting!!! Anyway i've been wearing the same clothes for the last 3 days so i best go and do some laundry!!!!! ;-)

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