Monday, May 28, 2007

Sydney to Blue mountains


Haven't been doing anything really exciting of late other than gulping beer and wine, so four of us here in Sydney decided to head for the "Blue mountains". The last time I went there was by car to see some cool cave formations. This time we decided to take a train early morning to Katoomba, and figure our way out on our own.

It turned out to be much more fun this time. After a good english breakfast at Katoomba , we took the so called "Explorer bus" which allowed us to hop in/out of the bus whenever we wanted, and took us to a lot of vista points around the mountains. The day being nice and sunny, we were greeted with great views of the mountain range, especially the popular "Three sisters". The cable car rides across the valley were mind blowing as well. The best part was actually a small railway carriage ride, which is considered to be among the steepest in the world. We also managed a couple of bush & cliff walks which led us to lot of great look out points.

Towards the evening we retired into a small motel, where we played cards whole night , ending with talking about Life, the Universe and everything ! The next lazy morning we woke up late and took a train back to Sydney, playing cards again for 2 hrs ! In all , a nice weekend getaway !

Sunday, May 13, 2007

"I say chaps..."

We bought a silly new dvd player today, and inaugurated it with the old classic, Fauji . It reminded me of those old school days, way back in 1988 (whew!) , when it was a great topic of discussion in school. It was also nice to watch it with Irfan, who had also seen it when it was first aired.

Fauji is really a classic, and if you want to catch a glimpse of the good old Doordarshan classic , do look here . (Needless to say that Shah Rukh Khan looks great in it. )