Everything Ends – Part III: Malaysia and Singapore

In addition to not having a longterm “plan” for what would I would do in Asia, I hadn’t even considered what would happen at the “end” of Thailand.  Go home?  Keep traveling? But where!?  Eventually I decided to hop on a southbound train to Malaysia, although ironically I wasn’t even sure what city that train was taking me to.

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Cameron Highlands – A Study in Contrast

Visiting the cool mountain air of the Cameron Highlands immediately after the hot sandy beaches of the Perhentian Islands has been a wonderful exercise in contrast.  On the islands the average high and low temperatures were 93 and 72; in the mountains the high was 72 and the low was 70.  On the islands you could stare across blue waters as far as your eyes could see; in the mountains you could stare at tea plantations and strawberry farms until your neck hurt.  The list goes on and on: fresh fruits and food, internet connections, and coffee.

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