Category: "Australia Northern, Western and South"

61. The Great Australian Swindle

April 17th, 2011
(Written: 28th March 2011) As the plane touched down in Darwin I pressed stop on my stopwatch.  58 minutes 37 seconds.  It was the most depressing flight ever with the walk up the stairs onto the aircraft feeling like the "walk of shame" from the w… more »

62. The Pain and The Curse of Backpacking

April 20th, 2011
(Written: 30th March 2011) When the truck turned up it was clear that it had seen better days and wasn't the clinically clean and shiny truck you get with the other tour companies.  This was highlighted with almost comedy timing when just 15 minutes… more »

63. The Invisible Man

April 23rd, 2011
(Written: 1st April 2011) I was stuck in Darwin for almost another week after returning from the trip.  The road to Broome was still closed which gave me more than enough time to soak up the Darwin atmosphere....  Or lack of it.  Darwin has always… more »

64. The Nuances' of the Ancient Aboriginal Language

April 27th, 2011
(Written: 3rd April 2011) The greyhound coach was remarkably uncomfortable and at $270 (Darwin to Broome) it was bizarrely $80 more expensive than it would have been to fly.   The bus was also full of aborigines and I was the token westerner.  It appe… more »

65. Gloom in Broome

April 29th, 2011
(Written: 5th April 2011) Ever since arriving in Australia I'd been dreading backpacking hostels as unlike other parts of the world, and from my experience of being here before, they are usually full of kids usually having conversations I just get un… more »