Darwin - On the Origin of jpdownunder

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Flag of Australia  , Northern Territory,
Saturday, August 25, 2012

 Friday 24/8/2012
 We are here in hot sunny Darwin after long but very straightforward flights.  The first flight from Heathrow to Singapore was seriously empty and we had a row of 3 seats each to sleep on!!  The only problems we encountered were a missing flight engineer at Singapore, which held us up for forty minutes, and a seemingly non-existent shuttle bus at Darwin airport at 3am, which we solved by getting a taxi with a very chatty driver.  Even had time for a shower at Singapore airport  - actually we had time for a lot more but never mind, we were in travelling mode and not to be downhearted!The hostel is good –a bit heavy on young German men tonight, but generally a good introduction to hostels for me.  John thinks it’s 5* compared with India. We have fridge and kettle in our room, the bathrooms are very clean and the kitchen is OK.  And it’s quiet.I’ve been a bit jet lagged – more so than John – so we have had an easy couple of days.  Sorted banks and phones and been to look for vehicles.  Thursday evening we went to a beach market which had a huge selection of, mostly Asian, food stalls (we had Paella!) and craft stalls.  Also street entertainers and musicians.  Great fun on a balmy evening.  (bastards!)John has been strangely quiet with his camera but we will have some photos soon I’m sure.
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Judith on

Well, it was amazingly easy to access this so I'll be with you all the way! We had temperatures in the upper 30s all last week, presumably even hotter with you? bring on the Mancehester drizzle. have a great time. Love from us both.x

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