Tuesday, December 27, 2005

jungle and tea - like a proper coloniser

what better way to end a hike in the jungle than a stop at a fancy english hotel for some tea. that's what i did today. i went for my first solo hike and my first hike in the jungle. i picked the easiest hike to ease myself into it. i kept looking around, hoping to see more but i guess it's not pristine, remote jungle. it's a path between two small cities that's pretty close to the highway. regardless, i saw a waterfall, butterflies, tons of different types of ferns, a squirel and a few birds but nothing to write home about (although i'm kinda doing that, aren't i?). i went up to the observation tower and the landscape was beautiful, with mountains playing hide and seek with the clouds.

after the hike i headed to the old smoke house, where i had great locally grown tea with a slice of spicy fruit cake, 2 scones, home made strawberry jam (nothing compared to mine!) and thick cream. yummy! the whole place felt very english and it was all proper. i thought that it was a great way to get energy back after a hike and i wondered why i never did that in whistler after hikes instead of going for nachos :) but then again, i could go (right now!) for that huge plate of fancy nachos at the ritz in whistler (david, you know what i'm talking about!)... yum! with a margarita por favor!

5 Comments:

Blogger Kelvin said...

Kia Ora (hello) from a blogger just across the ditch from Australia, in New Zealand.You went to Oztralia and never visited NZ ? Maybe next time - we a great people and don't talk funny like Oztralians !!! Great blog. Can I mention your blog on one of my blogs - 21 21 21 Blogs ?

December 27, 2005 3:34 AM  
Blogger Magalie said...

hey kelvin!

i haven't actually been to australia yet - i should get there around mid january if everything goes as planned (and well, there's not much planned really). i do want to visit NZ but i don't have the time to really visit it so i decided to skip it this time and do it properly another time around.

and sure, feel free to mention my blog on your bog!

December 27, 2005 3:43 AM  
Anonymous David said...

Hmmm, les nachos du Ritz! They're huge!

Hurray for your jam too!

December 27, 2005 5:06 PM  
Blogger Mags said...

Oh this is just SO beautiful. I had to feature this post on Blogs By Women...Cheers!

http://blogsbywomen.blogspot.com/2005/
12/magalies-world-tour-2005.html

December 27, 2005 8:50 PM  
Blogger Magalie said...

hey mags!

i was so excited today when i found out that i was featured on Blogs By Women! thank you so much. i'm not that fearless, i swear! :)

December 29, 2005 2:48 AM  

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