Peace, perfect peace....

Trip Start Sep 01, 2010
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Trip End Jun 18, 2011


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Thursday, October 28, 2010

We didn't end up doing anything very interesting today, just went for a walk around town but it ended up raining on us so our day was cut short because of the weather yet again! However I thought I would write a blog entry anyway just to tell you again about the little gem which we have found at this hostel in Katoomba. It is so peaceful here I don't ever want to leave! Because there is no TV or radio in the hostel the only noises you ever hear are the gentle padding of people's feet on the floorboards, the kettle being boiled for another cup of tea and people softly chatting amongst themselves. This isn't really a hostel, it is more of a house-share in the perfectly peaceful location overlooking the mountains. I don't know how but this hostel seems to draw really like-minded people to it; we meet some sweet and kind people here, everyone would help each other with cooking each others meals and cleaning the kitchen down. We even got given a big plate of chips off one guy because he had made too much for himself and wanted to share them around. We got chatting to one group of people in particular who were lovely and we ended up going to the cinema together in the evening. Once we had got back from town I even got to indulge in my biggest luxery of the trip so far... a bubble bath! Time just seemed to slow down while we were here and it was so easy to talk to people. I think that from all the places we have been so far on this trip this is the first place where we have fully relaxed and felt calm and serence, I could happily stay here curled up on the sofa in front of the fireplace for a few weeks.  I started reading a new book whilst we were here which I had picked up from a campsite in New Zealand before we left... the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I've never really been one for fantasy books but I have become a Lord of the Rings nutcase over the last few days and Tom is even thinking of reading it once I have finished; considering the weight of the bloody thing it will be great if we can both read it and then I'll have someone to talk books with! At the moment I am 98 pages into it... only 1040 to go! Come of Frodo, I'm rooting for you!  
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