Hiking in the Blue Mountains

Lots of pictures and not too many words for this post. This week I had the awesome opportunity to go hiking in the Blue Mountains which is about 2 hours drive outside the city. The University of Sydney has  “midsemester break” this week and my amazing boss gave me off on Wednesday so I could go hiking with them! We left at the ripe hour of 7am and hiked from 9am to 4pm. Definitely one of the highlights of my trip so far.

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The rest of the week flew by. Thursday I had lunch with the office down at the famous Opera house bar (pictured above) because it was my bosses last day in Sydney. Friday was a friends birthday so we went to a rooftop bar after work. Saturday I spent the day relaxing and then went out for Mexican food at night. Now its Sunday and I am catching up on some homework assignments. Tomorrow is an Australian holiday so I have off work again (rough life I know) and I hope to go to the beach or do some more hiking.

Next weekend I will be flying to Brisbane on Saturday to celebrate Oktoberfest with an old friend I meet in Sri Lanka before heading down to the Gold coast for Sunday and Monday. Another perk of my job is a get both Australian and American holidays off which means two long weekends in a row for me :).

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