The schedule for the students in Australia is packed full of interesting things to do. This is one student’s recollection of one full day’s journey.
Today’s plan is to go to the Blue Mountains where it is an all day trip. Our driver just pointed out the local fish market where you can get seafood fresh and cheaper than any of the restaurants. Sounds like I have dinner plans for tonight. The first stop was to see the three sisters where the weather was the not the best but the view was amazing. I also bought a boomerang which was made by the aborigines. Next we took the scenic cableway down through the Blue Mountain rainforest that was almost straight down. When we got to the bottom we took a path down to the rainforest room which gave you a great view of the whole rainforest. On the way back up the mountain we took the railway up which is the steepest railway in the world. We just finished eating lunch at the Katoomba Country Club and I meet the head golf pro who was very nice, he let me putt on the practice green and took a picture of us with beautiful background of the golf course. The best place so far had to be the waterfall in the Blue Mountains. We took a trail that was 225 steps down and 225 steps back up. It was quite a calf burning walk but it was well worth it. I thought that there was no way to beat the waterfall but I was wrong. The zoo was amazing, as soon as we walked in there were kangaroos running around everywhere. They were as friendly as dogs, and if you had food for them then you would have a new best friend. Next we came upon the koala’s just sitting in there tree’s living the good life. The whole time at the zoo I was thinking of how could I sneak a kangaroo out of here and take it back to the states with me. Right now it’s only 4:45 and it’s already getting dark which is quite weird because at home right now it doesn’t get dark until 9:00 in the evening. Winding down the trip to the Blue Mountains we went to see the Olympic Park where they held the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. There were so many different complexes where events were held, it was quite amazing. Right now we are taking a boat ride to Darling Harbor to watch the light show. The light show is held for 2 weeks every year. Afterwards we ate at an amazing restaurant right on the water and had the best food so far on the trip. I got some fresh fish and it was the best fish that I have ever eaten in my life. The thing I love most about Australia is how nice the people are, they are so friendly and they go out of their way to help you out. Overall I had an amazing day and I look forward to trying to top today.
Thank you to Travis Sheets for sharing an exciting day’s worth of experiences.