Arriving back on the mainland, a spur of the moment daytrip opportunity came up and was seized. Carpe diem right? In truth, the “day trip” became a 2-day trip but was well worth it. An avid tea drinker (iced and hot) it was pretty cool to visit two of the largest tea producing plantations in the world. Located in the Cameron Highlands of Northern Malaysia, I did a quick visit and found them to be relative ghost towns with exception of a worker here and there. Occupying an entire valley as far as the eye can see, it makes you wonder how this stuff ever reaches the store shelf since it is all picked by hand. The air was a blend of sweet camomile leaves and green tea blossoms that, as I stopped to take photos, I kept having to take in a deep breath.