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Bathurst Regional

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  • Day170

    Blue Mountains

    March 17, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Eigentlich wollten wir heute die Blue Mountains besichtigen und dort eine kleine Wanderung machen. Aber wir sahen weder etwas Blaues noch etwas Bergiges, eigentlich sahen wir Nichts. Der Nebel war so dicht und hing so weit unten, dass wir an allen Aussichtspunkten knapp die eigene Hand vor den Augen sehen konnten. Richtige Wanderlust kam auch keine auf, denn es war nur ca. 13 Grad warm, alles feucht vom Nebel und die Wege rutschig, matschig bis überschwemmt, von den starken Regenfällen der letzten Tage.
    Da wir genügend Zeit mitgebracht hatten, entschieden wir uns, erst einmal einen Kaffee zu nehmen, die kleinen herzigen Dörfchen bei den Blue Mountains etwas anzuschauen und abzuwarten, ob das Wetter vielleicht doch noch besser wird.
    Und wir hatten Glück. Kurz bevor wir schon aufgeben wollten, klarte es auf und der Nebel verzog sich grösstenteils. So erhielten wir doch noch einen Eindruck davon, wie schön die Blue Mountains eigentlich wären. Vom Aussichtspunkt beim Echo Point sieht man kilometerweit ins Tal hinaus und alles ist voll von Eukalyptusbäumen. Ein wirklich toller Anblick.
    Am Ende des Tages fuhren wir bis nach Bathurst, im Westen der Blue Mountains. Keine Sehenswürdigkeit oder tolle Unterkunft führte uns hierhin, sondern wir hatten mit Lucia abgemacht, mit welcher Annika in Zürich zusammengearbeitet hat. Sie ist hier an der Uni tätig und arbeitet an ihrer Doktorarbeit im Bereich Kommunikation.
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  • Day6

    Hangzahu to Shanghai

    May 4 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    We started the day at the premier tea farm in China - they were very proud of a 25 year old photo of Queen Elizabeth drinking their tea. At $A550 a kg, Matt decided he would stick to Twinings English Breakfast! The tea plantions climbing the hills were beautiful with the early morning sun shining on them.

    We then headed to a UNESCO heritage lake and garden for a peaceful cruise before jumping back on the bus and heading for Shanghai. We arrived at our next hotel at 4pm and were given the option of chilling, or taking the bus in to town to see an acrobat show. Most of the bus chose to chill - and so did we.

    We walked around a garden park and watched an old lady catching small fish for her tea and then met an even older man who was very excited to see us and insisted on getting his photo with us. He rolled up his pants leg and took off his artificial leg to show us, and when we showed interest in this, he lifted his shirt to show us bullet holes and stab scars. A very interesting afternoon with the locals.

    After a Tequilla Sunrise (or three) we walked around the local supermarket taking photos (bloody tourists) and then headed to bed for a big sleep before a very long day tomorrow.
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  • Day8

    Our Last Day

    May 6 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    As our flight didn't leave until 8pm, Jacky, our guide, had a few last things for us to do - starting with a trip to the top of the 3rd tallest building in China. It was the smoothest and fastest elevator we had ever been in and the views were amazing; back over the Bund where we had walked the day before.

    Next, it was a visit to the knock-off markets, the largest of its kind in the world. We were given a brief lesson on the art of the negotiation before we were let loose to browse Gucci, Rayban and Chanel, just to name a few.

    To the cries of "What you want, lady? I get for you", we set off to try our luck. We were taken down back alleys, and led through secret doors in the pursuit of Gucci shoes and Louis Vuitton bags - which we got for a "steal" due to some expert haggling on my behalf from a fellow Tripadealer. I tried it for myself with Calvin Klein undies and Rayban sunnies, but I don't think I did very well as they agreed on my price very quickly.

    Matt went looking for an Omega watch and was led to a small handbag shop and taken out the back, where a secret draw was open. He was asked, "How much you pay?" and when he named his price the drawer was quickly closed with the words "You dreaming". No watch for Matt.

    Last trip was a ride on the magnetic fast train. With a top speed of 431km/h, it is the fastest train in the world. Matt and Mat were very excited; Di and I, not so much!

    Then it was off to Shanghai International Airport for our 8pm flight home.
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  • Day12

    Bathurst

    July 18, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    A long day today. A four hour drive took us from Coona to Bathurst via Mudgee (annoyingly pronounced like 'budgie'). The early morning roads were sadly littered with dead kangaroos once again, and we were told later that some of this was a consequence of the two-year drought meaning they come to the roadside to take advantage of any water. This aside, the drive was a pleasant jaunt through tiny townships and up and down the rolling vineyards.

    We hadn't planned to stop in Mudgee but on passing through we saw a crowd and stopped to see what was going on. As it turned out, there was a film crew recording a scene from Doctor Doctor and we were able to watch them take a scene with horses bolting through the town.

    On to Bathurst - after a brief concern that our petrol was running quite low - we checked into the hotel before popped into the Fossil and Mineral Museum for a glimpse at an amazing collection of minerals and Australia's only complete T-Rex skeleton. The amber collection was particularly impressive and included a tiny gecko fossilised within one piece.

    After a trip back to the hotel, we planned to drive out to the Bathurst Harness Racing Club...however we got sidetracked en route by the opportunity to drive the Mount Panorama racing circuit (albeit at 60kmph). The views it affords over Bathurst are wonderful, and even at low speeds, the chicanes feel a little hairy!

    At the Racing Club, we watched jockeys on tiny horse-drawn carts (harnesses?!) compete whilst we placed 50 cent bets...and won not a single penny! However, I did get to bet on 'Dinosaurus Rex' which was some recompense. A pleasant trackside dinner and five races later we headed into Bathurst for the Winter Festival and mainly to take in the illuminated buildings, and we saw a possum to boot. The winter night really was biting however so we stopped for a coffee on a heated balcony overlooking the festival before heading home to plan for tomorrow's drive to Wagga Wagga.
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  • Day41

    Bathurst

    December 7, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    We were parking at the RV Rest Area when a middle aged man approached. He said that we could park in the paddock across the road if we preferred to. When I told him that I had read not to on Wikicamps, he said that he is the Deputy Mayor of Bathurst and if he says it's okay, then it's okay. So we parked in the paddock, instead of the carpark. Heap more space, room to put the awning out, surrounded by grass instead of bitumen, and no time limit. Much more pleasant.Read more

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