"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list" ~ Paulo Coelho
We are fortunate to be able to drive to different parts of the country for a getaway during this time. To step away from the valley for a bit and just drive on open roads playing my favourite songs. The adventures are close to home for now but nevertheless new adventures, and so needed for the soul.
A 2-hour drive from KL sits a luxurious eco retreat set amongst million-year old limestone mountains and caves with hot spring lakes. I have been curious about The Banjaran for some time now plus I wanted to treat myself to a luxe holiday (being my first holiday in 2020) AND being Mum's birthday in September, I decided it would be a good mother-daughter trip to come here.
We didn't care to leave the resort once we checked in. Mum got her hot tub fix while I explored the lush natural surroundings, had a much-wanted and satisfying massage at the top-notch Spa & Wellness Center, and dined at on-site Pomelo Restaurant where most of the vegetables and herbs are grown in their organic garden. I nipped into Jeff's Cellar, a top-rated fine dining and bar built in a 'lost world' glistening cavernous cave for a personal tour by its chef and a glass of wine. My thoughts traveled back and forth between dinosaur-era times to year 2020, questioning our own fragile existence on earth as I sit here with the spectacular limestone backdrop. It was sublime.
More staycations to come (fingers and toes crossed) if the number of corona cases are under control. I think I have the travel bug again : p
Stay Safe and Stay Grateful.