Month: January 2017

Katoomba, Australia: The Jenolan Caves

Katoomba, Australia: The Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves in Katoomba, Australia. Save your time and don’t go.

Hiking Around the Blue Mountains in Katoomba, Australia

Hiking Around the Blue Mountains in Katoomba, Australia

From Katoomba Station it is roughly a 30-minute walk to the Blue Mountains.  Once you get there, it’s all mountains, hiking trails and tourists.  There’s several buses and tour buses that will get you there but we opted for the walk.  

From Sydney to Katoomba by Train

From Sydney to Katoomba by Train

To get to Katoomba from Sydney, you’ll need to start your journey at Central Station.  There, you’ll find the Katoomba line that will get you there in about two hours for $5.60 AUD.  This is a great deal considering the distance.  The seats were clean/comfortable and the trains cars were air conditioned.  You’ll also find that there are several train cars that are classified as “Quiet Carriages.”  These are great because you are supposed to keep your voice down and stay quiet.  Excellent for the traveler looking for a restful journey. (more…)

Sydney: Boxing Day 2016

Sydney: Boxing Day 2016

They close down the streets in the main shopping area in Sydney on December 26 for Boxing Day.  This is the biggest shopping day of the year (on par with Black Friday in the U.S.) with the biggest sales.

Sydney: A Broken Phone and a Replacement

Sydney: A Broken Phone and a Replacement

While on the way to Katoomba, my Nexus phone died.  This was day 4 of my 4-week vacation.  Damn.  I am completely dependent on my phone for maps, directions, finding good places to eat and taking pictures quickly.  I have a real camera to take higher […]

Sydney Opera House: Circus 1903

Sydney Opera House: Circus 1903

Sydney – 12/27/16 Circus 1903 Performance at the Opera House

While staying in Sydney, we had to catch a show at the famous opera house.  There were two options while we were there; a Beatles cover band or a circus.  We went with the circus option since that would be more entertaining. (more…)

Walking Around Sydney

Walking Around Sydney

Sydney – 12/25 – Day 1 Smoothly got out of the plane, through immigration and we were ready to get to the metro.  They use a very easy to understand system.