Hark! We spent a memorable Christmas at the Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat in Ipoh, Malaysia.
To be tucked between tree-encrsuted, limestone karst cliffs on such a special day was a real treat.
Hot springs, steam caves, bromeliads galore, crystals, massage treatments, warm pools, flesh-munching fishies, foot reflexology paths, tea/biscuits, oh my!
In a well-manicured jungle, even the beasts are tame.
Poinsettias, resplendent and crimson.
Lovers, languid and cheerful.
Dinner back in old town Ipoh - a colonial throwback town nestled between verdant hills and raised on riches pulled from tin mines and felled forests.
A Chinese Malaysian feast to remember:
Bean sprouts plump and righteous...
... cinnamon encrusted bean curd...
....kway teow noodles in an egg-drop soup...
... and Hokkien mee noodles.
We tucked in heartily.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
Nellie, Gavin, & Developing Mouselet