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Sydney's Blue Mountains

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November 2007 when I first set foot here in Sydney, Australia. We were attending the wedding of my wife’s nephew. We had a quick tour to some of Sydney’s landmarks including the famous Three Sisters at Blue Mountains (photo above taken November 2007). 
  
Why was it called Three Sisters?

The Aboriginal dream-time legend has it that three sisters, ‘Meehni’, ‘Wimlah’ and Gunnedoo’ lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the Katoomba tribe. 
These beautiful young ladies had fallen in love with three brothers from the Nepean tribe, yet tribal law forbade them to marry.
The brothers were not happy to accept this law and so decided to use force to capture the three sisters causing a major tribal battle.
As the lives of the three sisters were seriously in danger, a witchdoctor from the Katoomba tribe took it upon himself to turn the three sisters into stone to protect them from any harm. While he had intended to reverse the spell when the battle was over, the witchdoctor himself was killed. As only he could reverse the spell to  return the ladies to their former beauty, the sisters remain in their magnificent rock formation as a reminder of this battle for generations to come. (source:bluemountainsaustralia.com)

Blue Mountains is a great place to visit especially for families. It offers various adventures, activities, and scenic sites. It is very accessible and one can have the option to go by car, or simply by catching a bus or train. I will be uploading more photos on my next blog entry about this tourist attraction.

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