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The drive up to the Blue Mountains was picturesque and very green. We hoped to see some Kangeroos but alas we didn't! We arrived at the information centre and picked utp a map and brochure and took advice as to the best tour for the next 24 hours. We went to Wentworth falls area first and enjoyed a stroll and took in the spectacular views. We then …
Aaaah, the sheer beauty of the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.... Tuesday 6th January 2009. Up, breakfasted, packed and out of the apartment by 10am, we eventually got the car (pantechnicon) out of the garage and then down the narrow driveway (Watch out! We're too close! Mind that) and into the street as "Satty" the lady on the Satellite Navigation …
so katoomba was a 2 hour train ride from the city. it was hot the entire time we were there. the heat made us grumpy and miserable. we spent the first day checking out the cliffs and the blue mountains. the area was beautiful, similar to the grand canyon but not as deep and blanketed in trees. the vegetation was lush and green with cockatiles …
... and they were pretty narrow and step, anyway down we went. At the bottom we had the option of either climbing all the way back up or doing a 3.5k walk along the bottom to catch the sky train back up, so we went for the latter except when we got to the sky train it was closed as they were building a new one :-(( so we got the cable car up instead :-). Once back up at the top we had a bit of a ...
... bus, laughing about how stoned they were. I didn't open my mouth for fear of anyone hearing my English accent.....to be related to these idiots by nationality was embarrassing. We really don't do ourselves any favours internationally.....no wonder getting a visa here is so hard!
Sydney done...for now. My FB status as I left Oz sums my feelings up:
Australia: you have shown me beautiful things and given me unforgettable experiences in the past 6 ...
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