We watched the "Ghan" train pull out of Alice Springs Station heading for Adelaide, having left Darwin yesterday. The trip takes 3 days and at this time of year is once a week in each direction. There are two engines at the front; it is 800m long and the last carriage carries all the passengers cars.
The Mighty Ghan September 25th 2014 I was coughing a lot during the night and the pain is still sharp every time so Barry bullied me into making an appointment for the doctor. Unfortunately, there are none for today and I can’t make one for tomorrow until 8.15 am tomorrow. Odd system.
Barry booked us in for a couple more nights and I noticed the “Ghan” timetable on the counter. The receptionist told me that it was in the stat ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Alice Springs Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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