The Ghan and Uluru, Part Four

For three days we were shuffled backwards and forwards between Alice Springs and Uluru so that we could see a sunset and a sunrise on this magnificent and incredible sight.  Uluru really does change many different colours, and is also a very different shape depending upon which side you are on. Four months before setting…

The Ghan, The Olgas, and Kings Canyon, Part Three

For the next three days we toured the surrounding area and discovered that squashing such a big trip into a short timetable has a few disadvantages, namely, coach travel.  No offence, but this really is not the best way to see some of these incredible sights, and we got peevish very early on with old…

The Ghan and the folding up/down loo, Part Two

Following yesterday’s post I’m concerned that some of you may have doubted the folding loo story, and that’s a fair call as I am very hard to take seriously, but………behold! That my friends is NOT a holiday, we were travelling on The Ghan not The Calcutta Express remember.  And no, I’m not posting a photo…

Travel on The Ghan, a train not a camel, Part One

I’m being ultra lazy as all good students are and posting fragments from a letter I sent my Mum after our 2009 trip up the middle of Australia on The Ghan.  Yes really.  Question: Is it plagiarism if you are re-hashing your own work that your Mother has already seen fit to copy and disseminate…