07.11.2016 - 11.11.2016 30 °C
Dear Miss Silva,
Just recently I visited Penang, Malaysia. I went to Belum state Park to live on a houseboat for five days and four nights with my school year group. It was a fantastic experience. Now let me tell you all about it.
After about a three hour bus ride from the airport, we reached our destination. We all got into groups and sat in our designated speedboats, eager to reach our houseboat.
We were there in a matter of minutes, as we travelled in a speedboat. That enough was an experience itself. As today we usually travel by car, bus, MRT or taxi. We went slow at first, but soon enough we were tearing through the lake.
With the waves crashing against the sides of the speedboat, splashing our faces with the cold water and that added with the cold wind running through my hair. Everywhere we looked we would see hills, mountains, the lake and forestial trees. Literally, EVERYWHERE.
Anyway once we got on the houseboat everyone threw off their shoes as they were all wet and muddy from passing our luggage down from a hill we were previously at. But it was kinda gross as when we were getting off the speedboats, we left a trail of mud on the floor and seats which were originally white...oops
It was definitely a change from our modern world. We went to this lake thinking it would be modern-ish but you have no idea, it seemed as though we were living in the stone ages. But that's a point of view coming from a social media-holic girl. It was kind of nice though, to see the nature and explore something other than snapchat for once.
We went in the jungle and learnt about loads of resources that they had, and that got me thinking maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if I left my phone and ventured for a little, seeking the amazing sites. I mean the lake was just breathtaking. That’s the thought I had in my mind for ten minutes until I realised that instagram just updated.
But besides the tragedy of not having any, and I mean any touch with the modern world. There was so much to make up for it, the place we were in was completely exquisite.
Anyways, I’ll update you on my amazing experiences later, I can tell you right now though that there are thousands!