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Travel Blogs from Alice Springs
... former roommate, dive master and marathon maniac, and previous Aussie backpacker) recommended I do a three day tour of the Red Center. The main attraction is Uluru also known as Ayers rock. It’s a very large rock in the middle of the Australian outback (in relation, it would be approximately where Kansas is in the United States) that appears red due to iron minerals in the rock. The next famous site on the tour is Kata Tjuta. The last stop on the ...
... this happiness? Let's start from the beginning. I flew to Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory of Australia. Already at the arrival I got the feeling: "You just landed in the real outback girl!" You look around and everything you see, ok, you don't see anything right? Got it? It's almost like a desert but still there is life here. Immediately, at the hostel I booked, I met Marie and then Marlis and Alexandra, this amazing German girls, a bit younger than I am, but ...
... dog (raisin bread) cooked in a pot over hot coals. You have watch out for the affects of the castor oil, though. Outback aboriginal peoples We spent the morning before leaving the Outback visiting an aboriginal settlement. We learned more about their culture, artwork, and how they survived in the desert. That is where I bought the art piece. They generally don't like getting their picture taken, but will make an exception when holding up their ...
... the toilet isn't particularly great, and when you finally did get into the bathroom it took a while to figure out where to put your clothes whilst you showered, so that they would pick up the smallest amount of dirt and scum. Shoes most definitely stayed on your feet at all times when showering to avoid skin coming into contact with that carpet or the shower tray. There were other blocks that at some point had been bathrooms, but they were completely smashed up and full of twigs ...
... crushed them with shoes. Day 2 - We were being picked up at 5.50am to start our three day camping trip to Uluru and Kings Canyon. There were 21 of us on our trip, most of them were couples in there early 60s, but everyone was really nice. It's a 6 hour drive to Uluru so on the way we stopped at a farm type thing with camels, kangaroos and emus, and an aboriginal art gallery. We also saw a wild emu and it's two babies running about on the side of the road. We ...
Other places to stay in Alice Springs
41 Gap Road, Alice Springs | 3 star hostelfrom $40
Cnr Parsons Street and Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs | Hostelfrom $32
3 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs | 3 star hostelfrom $43
6 Khalick St, Alice Springs | Hostelfrom $41
Traeger Avenue, Alice Springs | Hostelfrom $31
4 Mueller Street, Alice Springs | Hostelfrom $29