Snow, Hot Springs & Wilderness – Blue Mountains Getaway

21st July 2015

Dear Chibi,

This past weekend Hubby and I spent 2 days and 1 night up near the Blue Mountains for a little winter getaway :) A few days earlier, we heard there were several road closures due to ice and snow(!), but luckily it didn’t affect us at all. In fact, there was basically no traffic, woo! We made a short stop at Maccas for breakfast, before heading up towards Katoomba. The higher we went, the lower the temperature. This was way exciting!

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We stopped by Black Heath where we finally saw snow! YAAAAY! It was around 4 degrees here.

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After our snow fun, we did some sight seeing and bush walking down Govetts Leap. We only saw 1 person along the way, so it was a really peaceful walk :D It started off very misty, but the more we descended, the clearer everything became.

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felt like months!

9th December 2006

No, it wasn’t boring, trust me.
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Dear Chibi,

Long time no see! hehee..well actually it has only been roughly 2 weeks, but I feel like I was on a holiday for ages! haha. Well, after 8 hours on the plane, I’m back- in one piece (ignore the aching neck and broken bones) Boy, I’ve caught the plane 6 times in 2 weeks!
Australia –> HK —> South Korea (Seoul) —> South Korea (Jeju) —> South Korea (Seoul) —> HK —> Home Sweet Home! lol.

Plane rides are a bit too lengthy- I was happily playing Mah Jong against the computers, winning 8/8 rounds- and then they HAD to just die..and leave me nothing to do except watch TV (which wasn’t too bad, but I want to play Mah Jong- I was winning! :p)

During the first plane ride to HK, I realised:
1) I can’t unscramble words
2) I know nothing about music. history. geography. sport. Trivia totally killed me. XD

“How many players in a BasketBall Team?” < — o.o?

LOL…I have no clue!! Don’t kill me.

Now, I should keep this short since I don’t wanna bore you to tears about how much fun it was for me (while you were at home =p)- BUT, lemme just..say some stuff. yeh? thanks ^_^ Okies, lemme continue typing.

Some weird (and annoying) stuff happened during the second day in HK…

Firstly, Mum’s ring went missing after I (randomly) put it on my finger. Why did I do that? It was sitting on the desk and I just happened to be there so I just did. After I tried it on, I took it off and put it back there. It was NO WHERE to be found…

Next, outside on the streets of HK; a Taxi driver literally tried to run us over without hesitation. We stood on the path since a taxi was driving through. He stopped there, indicated to us to walk across- and guess what? The moment we stepped on the road, he drove straight ahead! baka. People were hit by it, and he continued driving. I dodged it, it slightly hit Kaz on the leg. Good thing we had a somewhat fast reaction.

Thirdly, within 10 minutes of walking, Dad’s wallet was pinched.

Did you enjoy those stories? =p I told you I wouldnt just brag about how good my trip was. Oh, and these stories are true by the way, incase you were having doubts.

Time for quick stuff about South Korea =D
1) FREEZING. I thought the Snow Trip earlier in the year was cold..this was MINUS 5 degrees!! It even started snowing time to time. (pretty factor)
2) BEAUTIFUL. South Korea looked really nice. Its also very clean.
3) EXPENSIVE. I bought a cup of instant noodles for 800 WON. Currency was confusing. Stuff in Korea was very expensive; Dad happened to have bought a jacket in HK for 300 HKD, he saw the exact same jacket in Korea for what was worth equivalent to 1000 HKD. *cough*

oh oh, I gotta add that Sunny (one of the Tour guys) look and behave soooo much like Herbert!! So much similarities I keep thinking he’s Herbert instead. XD He was one funny man.
I have so much more to say, but i guess I’ll leave the rest for me to actually say, hehee. Some photos to share:

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Is a kangaroo sitting on my head really necessary…? I did say it was freezing ^^;

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Everland (Amusement Park in Seoul)

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