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Taking The Ghan

Sunday morning was uneventful. For some reason, I woke up at 3 a.m. and started packing for my train trip to Darwin. After that was completed, I went to sleep and dozed until it was time to go. By the time 11 a.m. came around, I was prepared and unhurried. I briefly entertained the notion of going to Uluru by stopping in Alice Springs, but then I realized I wouldn't have enough time to make it to the airport in Darwin because The Ghan train line only leaves from Alice Springs once a week in the summer. Sad face again.

This time on the train, I managed to buy lots of food the night before. Last time, I barely managed to scrape together some crackers and cheese and honey and nuts. I suffered. This time, I was stocked up with FruChocs, a delicious fruit chocolate snack native to South Australia and a bunch of hummus and pitas, which I cannot hope to find in China at all. Dan also gave me a pile of hot dogs he cooked the night before on the barbecue.

I sat beside a retired Canadian man and he proceeded to try and set me up with every single person on the train that looked about my age. Annoying.

Fru Chocs

Fru Chocs

Lots of leg room

Lots of leg room

Posted by baixing 17:00 Archived in Australia

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