The Metropole Guesthouse
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... hostel has a rule that no electronics can be used in the common areas between 8-9pm. This is actually a great idea and everyone had to talk and socialize. We drank lots of wine and went for a late dinner at the Old City Bank Brasserie.
Saturday morning we had an early start and took a bus tour to the Jeloan Caves. We did a tour of the Orient Cave and it was ...
... really good. I would have loved to hear what a violin sounded like in that room. Our guide (a park ranger) actually played a piece of classical music and there was a little light show that went with it which was incredible. We moved through the caves seeing different types of rock formations and even saw the river that helped to create the whole system. It was incredibly blue and crystal clear due to its filtration through the limestone.
The tour would have been ...
... up the 900 steps of the giants stairway from the valley floor to the lookout we started at. All of us knackered by it, especially the last bit. Mum took a lie down at every bench on the way up the ridiculously steep stairs. Good workout to work off last nights $5 dominoes pizza! The blue mountains are named because of the blue haze that hangs over the range ...
... sun just captures the colours for some perfect photos. Still not as good as they eye can see. There were no rhododendrons in flower however I have seen them in the spring and they are truly a sight to see, when I stayed in Blackheath for several days with the pixels2Pages Australian members. We drove past the house we stayed in and it was covered in gorgeous colours. I wanted Bob to go back so I could take a photo but he was on a mission to get back home. Hope it's not like ...
... and on but it was warm. There were brilliant red birds flying about looking for human food. There were tourists but it was fairly quiet. Most tourists we saw the whole day were Asian. After taking our bags to room, which was very basic just big enough for the bed, a bureau and a couple of chairs with an attached washroom with shower. The hotel reminded me of what the inside of Heisler Hotel looked like. I was worried ...