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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Autumn in Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains is the one of the popular tourist destinations in New South Wales and it is only about one and a half hour drive from Sydney. After researching it on the net, I just realized that there is more to Blue Mountains than the  famous Three Sisters. Most people will only visit the Echo Point to get a glimpse of the Three Sisters but since I've seen it before, we tried to do something a bit different this time.

Mount Tomah Botanic Garden
We purposely waited until this time of the year to visit the Blue Mountains, just in time for the autumn foliage.

Panoramic view of the Botanical Garden

After the Botanic Garden we travelled south to Blackheath for Govett's Leap Lookout. The lookout provides a spectacular view of Grose Valley.

Grose Valley

From Blackheath, it is only a short drive to Echo Point, the most popular lookout of the Blue Mountains.

The Three Sisters vista from the Echo Point

Mommy, I can't find the Three Sisters. Where is it???

Actually there are many trekking routes around the area that would make this trip more exciting. But since we travelled with a small kid, it was kind of a hassle or even dangerous. Well, next time then!

Monday, May 05, 2014

Milsons Point, our very fine neighborhood

After moving around for two months, it was a relief that we finally found a place. Our new apartment is in Milsons Point, an absolutely stunning suburb at the edge of Sydney Harbour. I didn't know that this area is so happening before we signed the lease, so it was really a happy surprise!! Staying here feels like we are having a very long holiday. :D

Besides Milsons Point, the neighbouring suburbs have great views too. Exploring the area is so exciting because every now and then I would discover a new vantage point of the harbour. What a great place to live!

This picnic ground is just a short walk from our apartment

Lavender Bay

Lavender Bay

Blues Point

North Sydney Olympic Pool - the best pool ever!!

Berrys Bay

Naval Base at Balls Head Bay

Harbour Bridge Walk
My 3-year old was game enough to walk with me the entire bridge starting from Milsons Point to Circular Quay which is about 1.3 km. The view from up here is awesome, and it's free!

Morning traffic at the bridge