Our Own Countryside at Janda Baik

Our Own Countryside at Janda Baik.

As I looked at the rural landscape of Glastonbury, I started to miss our own rural landscape. At a village in Janda Baik, I saw a group of ‘rain walkers’ walking hurriedly with heavy rain from the mountains bearing down on them. They walked through rivers. orchards, fruit trees, flowers, rivers, goats, cattle and kampung houses. A beautiful landscape we take for granted.

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Glastonbury And The English Countryside

Glastonbury And The English Countryside.

As I was saying, so much attention is focused on the Glastonbury Music Festival, few people know about the beautiful. peaceful rural English countryside of Somerset.
Many will go there in camper vans or pitch tents on the dedicated camping grounds.

There was a report saying first time goer VIP Johnny Depp will be pitching his own tent. No muddy grounds this year presumably since there is a heatwave in Britain now.
For confirmed artist lineup and playlist, see the official website of the Gastonbury Festival: http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/ Tickets are all sold out.

Glastonbury town has so many rustic cottages, Edwardian guesthouses and bed n breakfast places tucked in natural surroundings like lakes and gardens.

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Rural Crossing

Sweet Couple On The Road To Lake Bera.

The road from Temerloh to Tasik Bera in Jerantut has become a lake itself. What I found really inspiring and humbling here is the spirit of the people.

Despite the debilitating hardships, everyone remained friendly,courteous and ever ready to smile when they see a stranger with a camera.

Every resident I spoke to, voluntarily shared their harrowing story or take on the devastating floods.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 800, f4, 1/400 sec.

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Going Home For Raya

I started on this journey on Federal Route 1 on March 29. I have since covered Rawang, Serendah, Ulu Yam, Rasa, Kuala Kubu, Kerling, Kalumpang, Hulu Bernam, Tanjung Malim, Behrang, Slim River and many tiny places in between.

To tell the story, I visited quaint little towns, rustic villages and wandered through dusty roads and jungle trails. Camped in tents, stayed at dodgy ‘rumah tumpangan’ (lodging houses) but also at comfy hotels, chalets and motels. Met friendly and warm people from all walks of life.

In between, I have also traveled back to my home base in KL several times to replenish and to attend to paying work. Where possible, I try to continue again the next day. Quite tiring but it kept the sense of adventure and exploration fresh in my mind.

I’m going to take a short break to visit the Ramadan bazaars in KL that I love, break fast with friends and make way for the many cars in the upcoming exodus. Will continue with the road trip where I left off after the Hari Raya holidays.

Another reason I need the break is that I must make my new website catch up with the daily pics. Before I can finish adding some of the missing older ones, I ended up acquiring even more new pics and stories to manage.

Nevertheless, the website gives it the much needed interface of systematic sorting, categorization and tagging of subjects befitting an epic travelogue. And unlike Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, topics are easily searchable and there are related links in every article or post.

Look out for more unique images and stories of awesome people, nature, animals, food and places on the route after the break. We’ve only just begun.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f4, 1/320 sec.

The Goats Who Stare At Men

It is such a cool day and I asked the village goat:

“Know any place nearby where I can get a good sup kambing (mutton soup)?”

All I got was a long, blank stare 🙂 .

*Title inspired by the 2009 movie “The Men Who Stare at Goats” .

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f8, 1/125 sec.