We finally reached the peak and before my eyes was a double-storey glass chalet. Megharaj pulled down the attic-like stairs and we did the final climb.
Wow! A room in a rainforest walled-in and roofed by glass. I can sleep and look at the twinkling stars at night, throw stones and walk around naked. I have never slept in a glass house before and I wanted it right away.
Megharaj: Sorry Sir, we don’t do walk-ins.
Me: Walked-in??? I climbed a bloody mountain to get here.
Megharaj: You can only book online.
Me: Wait! (Pulling out my iPad excitedly)
Me: Damn! There’s no bloody 4G, 3G or even 2G access here!
Megharaj: But that’s the whole idea about a jungle retreat.
Oh well. Anyway, the place is called Sekeping Serendah Retreat. I consoled myself thinking a shangri la in the jungle must charge Shangr-la hotel rates. I found out later that they do but I’m sure it will be worth the experience. There’s even a luxurious pool.
Megharaj is both the gardener and manager. Fantastic guy. Much appreciation for the impromptu tour of the place I discovered by accident. More pics of the ‘glamcamp’ coming up.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 1600, f8, 1/60 sec.