The Ghan train
Trip Start Dec 06, 2009
59Trip End Apr 24, 2010
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Good trip, only 1 or 2 toilets for 120 people! Met a swiss guy from Bern, Manuel and some people from Holland who had a bad experience with the Ghan
We were able to see the sunset, and I wokr up for the sunrise as now I am use to wake up at 5am! But the train was stopped and a tree was right in front of it so could see anthing! Grrr! Back to sleep for me. The day/nighter seats were comfortable as you could turn around the two infront of you, so you could stretch your legs. Actually I was suppose to be in another wagon but I wanted a window seat and this wagon was empty so they let people choose their seat. Good bunch in the train, fun ride. Read, played my ipod, and slept.
There was some information passed along on what we would see out the window which was nice.
I think its something to do once in your life to take the Ghan train, but I dont think its something that you MUST do
Manuel and I thought maybe some swiss engineers should come and put a TGV or some swiss train in place, it would only then take 6hrs from Adelaide to ALice and not 24hrs. Oh and I put my watch ahead so its 9h30 difference with Swizerland!
Got in Adelaide, shared a cab to the hostel. Went out to find some food, went to the supermarket which was closed, kind of got on my nerves but I was hungry, hadnt eaten in 8hrs or so! So a little grumpy. Went to the central market, a lot of food there, mom dad we gotta go there, you will like it. I found a little place and had a smoothie (super healthy one with a energy booster in it) then I went to Coles to do some grocery shopping. On the menu: tonight its pasta and tomato sauce (first time that I will actually cook a warm meal - apart from the tours) and cereal for breaky!
Tomorrow, I will upload pictures and go to the beach...my tan is fading! ;-)