Into the Wild

As we cruise out of Sydney Olympic City and onto the motorway the echo of thousands cheering rings in my imagination.
Pity we’re 11 years late.

The day started at 7:30 after the longest and deepest sleep I have had in well over 2 weeks.
A simple meal of muesli and plenty of suncream later me and the others pile into the bus  that is to take us on a tour of the famous Blue Mountains.

Sydney is a huge city. There may be a mere 4.5 million inhabitants but the city is bigger than the country of Luxembourg.
Driving through it’s over 600 suburbs takes almost an hour. By the time we arrive at the Sydney 2000 Olympic City and our guide Jim informs us that we are halfway through Sydney, were an hour into our trip already.

A brief tourists stop at the Olympic City’s most visited building the Olympic Toilets we head off again. Oh those golden Olympic moments.

Myst

The Blue Mountains get their name from the vapor that comes from the many Eucalyptus trees. When the sun shines through the vapor it produces a bluish light known to make the trees appear blue.

Rainforest Spidey

On this particular day we didn’t get to see much of the mountains as they were for the most part covered by mist and clouds.
We had lunch at a little town in the mist called Blackheath. It reminded me very much of the town the vampires live in in the movie Twilight. We then went on a tour of an old coal mine where we walked down over a 1000 steps to get to the foot of the mountain before taking a 52 degree incline railway up the mountainside.

As we cruise out of Sydney Olympic City and onto the motorway the echo of thousands cheering rings in my imagination. Pity we're 11 years late. The day started at 7:30 after the longest and deepest sleep I have had in well over 2 weeks. A simple meal of muesli and plenty of suncream later me and the others pile into the bus that is to take us on a tour of the famous Blue Mountains. Sydney is a huge city. There may be a mere 4.5 million inhabitants but the city is bigger than the country of Luxembourg. Driving through it's over 600 suburbs takes almost an hour. By the time we arrive at the Sydney 2000 Olympic City and our guide Jim informs us that we are halfway through Sydney, were an hour into our trip already. A brief tourists stop at the Olympic City's most visited building the Olympic Toilets we head off again. Oh those golden Olympic moments. The Blue Mountains get their name from the vapor that comes from the many Eucalyptus trees. When the sun shines through the vapor it produces a bluish light known to make the trees appear blue. On this particular day we didn't get to see much of the mountains as they were for the most part covered by mist and clouds. We had lunch at a little town in the mist called Blackheath. It reminded me very much of the town the vampires live in in the movie Twilight. We then went on a tour of an old coal mine where we walked down over a 1000 steps to get to the foot of the mountain before taking a 52 degree incline railway up the mountainside. In the evening me Kasper, Øyvind and Ørsnes went looking for a internet cafe. After that we were so tired we just crashed at the hotel.

In the evening me Kasper, Øyvind and Ørsnes went looking for a internet cafe.
After that we were so tired we just crashed at the hotel.

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