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: