18.6.13

blue mountain hiking


We had a visitor in Bondi this weekend. Emilia, a friend from Belgium who had been traveling around the East Coast for the past seven months, joined us for a couple of days in Bondi. We decided to leave the city and head into the mountains. To the Blue Mountain National Park, a place that I've been wanting to visit for a long time but it just never happened.

Waking up too early to take the train, and arrive 3 hours later with a real winter feeling. It was about 10 degrees over there but it felt even colder after this hot Australian summer. It didn't look like the Australia that I've seen before. The little village where we started our hike reminded me of New Zealand, but it also kind of reminded me of the Ardennen in Belgium. Or maybe it was just the company of 'ons Emil' that gave me the ultimate we-are-on-camp-in-the-ardennen feeling. Anyways, we hiked for about 4 hours from the the three sisters rocks over the cliffs, all the way to the Gordon Falls. Trained all our leg muscles and our Flemish language. The good old memories from our childhood were heard by all the mountains, trees and beautiful parrots while we were talking and laughing about them for the whole day. And of course, lots of pictures were taken of the beautiful views, of 'Sasha' the traveling teddybear and everything else that we bumped into on this little trip. Here's a little selection:

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    1. Yep, dit was echt de moeite :-)

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  2. Waaaauw! echt machtige foto's! :)
    Supermooi!

    Kom gerust een kijkje nemen op mijn blog en laat een comment achter indien je dat wenst: http://leenphilips.blogspot.be

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  3. These photos are stunning! I'm so so happy I stumbled upon your blog! I'm also super super jealous you're out of the states. We love it here but sometimes we find it limiting :(

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    1. Honestly, I'd be happy to go and explore the states, haven't been there unfortunately. But who knows, maybe for the next trip :-)

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    2. Well if you every make it this way you have a place to stay, or we'll help you find a place :) we've both been to Europe but are dying to get that way. and i know i said it before but your photos are so amazing, I think I spent 30 minutes just scrolling through. So so happy I stumbled across your blog.

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    3. Haha thanks :-) well, I'll let you know then ;-)

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  4. Wauw, wauw wauw! Prachtig!

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  5. oh so full of adventure!

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  6. Heel mooi. Ben je alleen op reis?

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    1. O dankje :-) Ja en nee, vertrokken met een vriendin maar na een maand of 2 onze eigen weg op gegaan :-)

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  7. De blue mountains zijn zo mooi!! Vond het een van de mooiste plekken die ik heb gezien tijdens mijn outback en oostkust trip :)

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