Ah, but let me back up a second, shall I? The trip from Tanah Rata to Kuala Tahan was only 252 miles, but it took eight hours to get there. If you're doing the math, then you've already figured out that that's an average speed of only 31.5 miles per hour. Yep, it's pretty deep into the jungle. So why did I go there when anyone who knows me knows that I'm a city girl through and through? Well, why not? There's a lot of things I've done/tried/eaten/etc that I hadn't done/tried/eaten/etc before this trip, so I figured I'd keep goin with the roll that I was on.
Yeah, so, the jungle. It was jungle-y. Tropical rainforest (and why does spell check keep telling me that's wrong? Rainforest is so one word, I don't care what spell check says!) jungle-y. It rained quite a bit, even though it's now officially the dry season, and some travelers I'd met had run into some leeches. The big draw for me was the canopy walkway, a series of suspension bridges over the jungle that lets you get a bird's eye view of things. It was cool, but the Capilano Suspension Bridge that I saw in Vancouver, BC a few years ago was MILES ahead of it in coolness factor. After a few days I was pretty much ready to go and almost lost Rowan then as he was thisclose to going on a 9 day (!!) jungle trek; he decided last minute that the jungle wasn't "real" enough for him, lol, and that he'd leave, too.