Archive for April, 2017

Just Think Small!

The iron skeleton of a five-story, luxury-apartment building rose beside the small Twin Pines guest house. Several others, taller and more imposing, stood at the edge of town. The sweat of hundreds of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, and the din of construction, foretold the doom of Tanah Rata. A few years is all it’ll take for […]

Tanah Rata Treks

Of all the places I’ve ever visited, Tanah Rata provided the simplest living. I picked up a tip in Kuala Lumpur to stay at the Twin Pines guesthouse in the Cameron Highlands. For 15 Ringit ($3.75) a night I stayed in a quaint little private room; nothing more than a spartan attic space. The inclined […]