Andrea’s Adventures in the Land Down Under (2014) – Road Trip

I spent Sunday, the 2nd of November 2014 on the Firefly coach from Adelaide, South Australia to Melbourne, Victoria.  The 725 kilometres takes approximately 8 hours or longer depending on how many stops you make and how long your breaks are.  For those in a hurry, there are 19 flights daily that take about an hour … Continue reading

Andrea’s Adventures in the Land Down Under (2014) – Adelaide

31 October 2014 – Adelaide was sort of the ‘wild card’ for this trip because I didn’t know anything about this city in the state of South Australia. I only decided to go to Adelaide because that is the terminus for the Ghan; if the train ran from Alice Springs to Melbourne, I would never … Continue reading

Andrea’s Adventures in the Land Down Under (2014) – The Ghan

As I was walking, trailing my suitcase, from the Desert Rose Inn to the Alice Springs train station on the 30th of October, 2014, a young woman approached me and asked if I was looking for the Ghan, which I was.  I had seen its distinctive, red locomotives from the top of Anzac Hill, so … Continue reading

Andrea’s Adventures in the Land Down Under (2014) – Alice Springs

Exactly half way between Adelaide and Darwin lies Alice Springs, Northern Territory.  It is, without a doubt, a desert town. Lots of aborigines can be seen on the streets and there are loads of birds. I also saw a pool cleaning robot – no kidding!  When it would surface, its wheels made a squeaking noise … Continue reading