February 07, 2010

sabar jap k (alright, updated)

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On Saturdays, I am normally just plain lazy. After all, that's the only time I get to sleep in a little more. And spend time with parents/myself/boyfriend/friends etc. a little more. Even if it means just staying in and doing nothing much.

But this weekend, I was ever willing to wake up much, much earlier than normal because... I finally get to go to Broga Hills! Yeap, you might have or might not have heard of it before, but I've heard of it many, many times before yesterday and have always dreamed of the day when I would finally set foot on it. I've always heard Broga Hills to be a photographer's haven and I was curious to find out. But having strict parents makes it difficult to get out of the house with people they don't trust and what more alone and what more so early in the morning.

Abdul was kind enough to arrange for Amed and Mamin to pick me up on Saturday morning though and off we went to Broga Hills. It was 6.30 a.m. when we pushed off. Yes, 6.30 a.m. on a Saturday morning, off to a place where I did not know what to expect.

I never regretted it! Because that place is absolutely amazing! Though we were supposed to arrive on one of the landings by sunrise (which we obviously didn't), it was still quite cool as it was early and even the gusty wind didn't dampen our spirits to keep on hiking.

In fact, I think the wind made us a little bit crazy as we had the time of our lives taking "flying" photos each time the wind blew in our faces! It was just an amazing hike. The trail up wasn't that challenging because there are quite well-carved tracks on them. In fact, at some spots, there were ropes on the trail just to help us get up from one landing to another. Just a few hiccups at several spots and that's all.

But the climb down, I tell you, is quite a challenge. When we were going down, the sun was up and the land was starting to dry up. And that made the land slippery, which in turn made some of the steep terrains very difficult to descend. We managed nicely though and I'm proud to say that Abdul and I were first to reach ground level again! When we were hiking up, I was third to reach one of the first landings so yeay for me as well! 

It's one of these unseen gems of our country that people don't really know of though most of the people I know have been on it at least once. I would definitely repeat this again if I get the chance to! We took quite a number of good photos while we were up the hill and it was a really memorable experience for me. For a while, I felt like a tourist in my own country. Which is good actually, because that means there are many, many other places in Malaysia which I have not visited.

I'm also amazed at the amount of stamina left in me considering the fact that I've been getting practically zilch exercise of late. It's good to know that Abdul and I are still quite fit. Alhamdulillah.

I'm hoping to go again soon. You should try too :)!

 yes, calming like this.

si budak sayang, partner in crime.

i look like i'm falling hahah

nice view from above. and this was only at the beginning.

iye. di atas sana pon ada sedikit vain.

Polaroids. instant. but eternal. insyaAllah.

I want to go again! Let's go again!


livingblossoms said...

wow..really nice pictures! The only broga place I know was where I took my driving license..hehe..

freespirited12 said...

hahahaha! it is a really nice place! take loads of photos while you are there okay! heard that your place is really breathtaking! take care jinan :)