We left Ipoh and made our way to the Cameron Highlands, an area of Malaysia that was at one time a popular retreat for British colonizers escaping the heat of other parts of the country. As the hours past and we continued to wind our way up the unforgiving pitch and around one treacherous corner after another, we had a difficult time imagining what it would have been like to make the journey 200 years ago. The terraced mountainside housing strawberry farms, flower and tea plantations made for excellent scenery that certainly made tackling the road worthwhile. It felt like we were in the middle of no where but when we reached the “village” where we would spend the night, the large Starbucks sitting in the middle of town told us otherwise. We enjoyed cooler temperatures as well as wonderful tea and baked goods at a tea plantation before heading off to KL.