Some Sights on Blue Mountains Day Tour

Glow Worms

The Glow worms in the Tomah/Berambing region are a lesser known attraction in the Blue Mountains. This is largely due to the inaccessibility of the site.


Thousands of spectacular glow worms have creates a colony in the Tomah/Berambing region. They are fascinating creatures in their own right, but even without any understanding of their lifecycle or the chemical processes that produce the light the sight of a colony of glow worms are quite poetic. Some have compared the sight of glow worms to illuminated undersea coral, others to the night sky. Really, all natural phenomena are unique.



Not for everybody, but those who do like this find they like it a lot. Katoomba is the home of Australian School of Mountaineering. As abseiling and mountaineering require considerable skill and substantial equipment the use of an instructor is mandatory.



Today’s world is the result of a long and ongoing historical process. Capture some of that history in one of many museums.

  • Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
  • Norman Lindsay gallery and Museum
  • Valley Heights Locomotive Depot
  • Waradah Aboriginal Centre.
  • Leuralla Toy and railway Museum
  • Hawksbury regional Museum
  • Kurrajong Radio Museum
  • Ferry Artists Gallery

And many others.


No Blue Mountains Day Tour can cover all the points of interest in such a large area. The Mountains are worth a few visits. There’s always more to see.

Choosing a Marital Arts School



This is a factor in every aspect of life. Few of us have unlimited resources. Sometimes spending money is an investment, so we can justify spending more. Other times we spend because we should be enjoying life at least some of the time.


Cost is only loosely related to quality. It is quality that has to be prioritised, though admittedly this is a complex matter. There are many average priced martial arts, schools; some are quite good, some are mediocre. If you find a good school, don’t hesitate if it costs a little more. If you learn more rapidly, it is worth it. If the results are better, it is worth it. If your life is improved even slightly, you are probably getting your money’s worth.



All things being equal, closer Martial Arts training is preferable. But no two schools are really the same. Find the better school and train there. Really, you should think of convenience rather than location. 15 minutes travel is hardly different to 5 minutes. And if you can catch a train a moderate travel time hardly seems to matter.


What is being taught in the Martial Arts Training?

Sometime the schools are just turning out coloured belts, and giving you a little exercise. Others emphasis competition rules. The competition schools tend to be serious and high quality, but if you’re not looking to compete they are the wrong school for you. Do you want discipline, fitness or just some solid self-defence? Choose accordingly.


Read Fine Print.

Don’t lock into long term deals. Pay per 3 to 6 months is good; this may encourage you to get past the initial adjustment period, and when you see some benefits you can make an informed decision. Children often change their minds, so avoid locking them into long term deals. Avoid anything that might lock you into compulsory camps or competitions.

Psoriasis Clinic Sydney

Psoriasis Treatment Sydney

Psoriasis is a complex issue. We know psoriasis entails red, scaly skin. We also know it is an autoimmune disease. Matters become a little vague when we try to understand the connection it has with Obesity, Crohn’s disease, and the increased risk of developing diabetes and some cancers. There are various treatments that effectively reduce psoriasis symptom, but our present limited understanding has not found a cure.


Psoriasis Cure Sydney

There is presently no cure for psoriasis, only various different treatments that have been demonstrated as effective. But even the reason for the effectiveness of the treatments is still not fully understood. Some of these include:

  • Ultraviolet Light, including sunlight, can reduce the red scaly skin. This has to be limited as over exposure causes sunburn and increases skin cancer risk.
  • Topical agents applied to the affected skin can reduce the severity of the red, scaly outbreaks, and reduce the itching.
  • Ixekizumab is a drug recently approved (2016) for psoriasis. It initial result look impressive, though it hinders the patient’s immune system.
  • People with food allergies find that removing the specific food benefits the psoriasis as well as the symptoms of the allergy. Undiagnosed allergies may be aggravating some psoriasis sufferers.
  • Acupuncture – As acupuncture can benefit the immune system so it can help autoimmune problems like psoriasis.


Psoriasis Clinic Sydney

Acupuncture is something of an adaptogen treatment – it helps the body deal with whatever health problems it encounters. It does this by optimizing the immune system. And as psoriasis is directly linked to the operating of the immune system (unlike other problems that are dealt with by the immune system) so psoriasis benefits from any improvement in the immune system functioning.


There is no reason why acupuncture treatment need by done in isolation. Indeed, combining with other treatments may be the best approach. The drug Ixekizumab has been show to significantly reduce psoriasis symptoms, but it does so while compromising the patient’s immune system, leaving them prone to flues and infections, including infections form the Ixekizumab injection!  Acupuncture can both reduce the psoriasis issues and reduce the side-effects of the Ixekizumab treatment. Ultraviolet light treatment might also be included here as UV lights are quite inexpensive.