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Archive for May, 2012

Sydney and Blue Mountains

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This was a really nice day where I meet Daniel who is an old colleague of mine and i was very glad to meet up and we hanged all day.

Amazing to see how Melbourne and Sydney differ! Melbourne has a small city centre and the city is actually more known for its suburbs which make the city. The suburbs give the city character and personality which I’m lacking in Sydney. Though in Sydney’s defense I was only in Sydney for 4 days and Melbourne I stayed a month :p though there are more friendly people in Melbourne as well.

I was staying in Narrabeen, north of Manly, at a couchsurfer. This was my first time surfing. I have only hosted before. In general it was a good experience. I hope I can try it out again.

Sunday I left to Katoomba, Blue Mountains. It is an amazing place. Blue Mountains National Park is all over. Went to Wentworth falls first and then Katoomba. Today I went to Blackheath and did the Grand Canyon. A lot of trekking here and there. In Katoomba the Three Sisters are well known but there are heaps of walks and lookouts and caves and and and…
Pictures might come up much later though.

Tomorrow – Vipassana meditation course starts. I’m attending it. So for 10 days I’m off, no phone, no internet, no electronics. Just me, meditating surrounded by the Blue Mountains.

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Sydney, here I come!

Just booked the ticket. Feels great. Somewhat warmer than rainy Melbourne is one of the good things πŸ™‚ ONE MONTH is a looong time in a city like Mel aswell. Nothing bad about this town it’s just enough for a traveller like me.

By the way. Told R, today and telling the rest of you, that we are now travelling on our own. No worries guys but it’s for the better and our roads might cross again.

I will try out couchsurfing from the other side now – the surfing part. Not beeing a hostes πŸ™‚ Will also meet a former colleague of mine. Hmm what else? Hmm…well Wednesday I’m off to Sydney!

Let’s start with a Coin laundry

This is my first time doing my laundry just like the movies. No, I did not hook up with any hunk. This time πŸ˜‰

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Two days ago I called my 86 year old grandmother. She is so cute and somehow by just hearing her voice it filled me with energy. I’m glad there still are normal phones!

And yesterday dad called and updated me that my niece’s first tooth is loose!! Already, and keeps growing!

Mog’s Creek last weekend was amasing. It is a spectacular old house with a nice old fire place. Located on the Great Ocean Road.

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When I first entered the living room upstairs a smell hit me in the face. It was a familiar smell which I recognized immediately. Though it was probably 8 or more years ago last time. It smells just like my grandparents house in Greece. Both of them have passed away and nobody lives in the house today as it’s old and made of mud. Obviously my eyes started to tear up but they were dry pretty quick aswell.

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We went to Lorne which is the next village along the way and visited a beautiful waterfall which looked like it was in a fairy tale with so much green surroundings.

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And I need to show you the pink birds! After I spotted the first one I keep seeing them in groups of 4-5. So I guess they are also common around here then.

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We enjoyed it and it was a very relaxing atmosphere. I hope you enjoy me sharing some of the views around here.

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There are people surfing all over! Though here you might see one.

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Just a small lake.

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And we had Japanese that day

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Tomorrow it’s mother’s day here and it is huge! Sending all my love to my precious mum!

Pub night!

ImageImageImageImageWow…L knows what I’m saying when I say I’m listening to Heartless while uploading pics. We’ve been to Elsternwick and Elwood. Met wonderful people and won chocolate at a pool game and became chocalate fairys at the train home!

Well this is part of life – sorry mum! Filia!

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Enjoying the view at Eureka Tower

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88th floor 300m up and why the outer walls on the top are covored in gold…I just don’t know!

Rainy days are effective days!

Apparently it has not rain this much for 20 years. 20 years ago one could buy post cards where the koalas held umbrellas in their hands! Well that’s nothing you find today and people are careful of how they spend their water since it’s such a dry country.

Arriving in Mel again on Saturday, after Grampians National Park I stayed my last night in Willie and now moved in with kindest M in Ormond. I know am staying all across the other side from Willie. It’s wonderful to spend time with my dearest M! Oh I also visited the Victoria Market on Saturday.

Have had a look at 6 vans so far and one more tomorrow. I don’t mind the rain but the temperature is dropping and sorry dear Melbourne but I’m not staying!

Was in a suburb of Mel called Footscray, close to my old hoods Willie, and one could call it Rosengard, Rinkeby or like I said even more laid back and cosy then the center of Mel!

I’m now here 3 weeks but still amazed by all these colorful birds! Even though I’m alreday a little annoyed by the cockatoos “singing” I’ve seen a pink and grey cockatoo which just amazes me! The white ones are the most common ones, the black ones are rare and then didn’t know about the one I saw, pink and grey, Β in a tree just half a meter above my head.

Might go to a theatre today. If there are cheap tickets! :p
Love to you all!

Ps not raining at the moment! Woho!