Day 4 - Australia - Arrival in Alice Springs
After a very relaxing day yesterday in Sydney, I started my first step of my Australia in the Red Center to Alice Springs.
After a good breakfast made freshly from Tom, he baked a america breakfast cake today, the xi pickend me up at 8:15 o'clock to the Airport where my flight from Sydney to Alice Springs started at 09:50 o'clock.
I have been very excited to go there. I don't know exactly why, may I was a little bit anxious of the heat in the desert or something else. But i recognized it i n my stomach.
The flight took 2 hours and 40 min over a distance from around 2000 km. And it was very interesting how the surface of the earth was changing from green covered landscape like fields and mountain after the start in Sydney to a rusty shades of brown plain as we were landing in Alice Springs.
The climate was very hot and dry. Around 32 degrees and only 5% humidity in the air. I had the feeling that whilst i was breathing my mouth was running dry because the air took all the humidity from my moth mucosa.
After i have received my baggage a airport shuttle took me the my hostel Alice Secrets Travellers in.
There Seb was welcoming me very warm. After a small misunderstanding related to my bookings he showed my the Alice Secrets. The Hostel is a very unconventional facilities. The rooms are sometimes in barracks
or like my room in a disused camper.
But it doesn't disturb me, because i knew what i have booked before. Then the hotel prices in Alice Springs not the cheapest ones.
After i had organized myself I felt to go shopping some food an especially something to drink in one of. So walked through the dry hot climate through the dried-out river bed at noon the shopping center. And it was really hot. During my walk I was watching all the aboriginal people who are sitting under the trees of the dried-out Todd River not really taken part on the social life of Alice Springs.
Before Sunset I decided to mysef to go to as small hill called Anzac Hill from which you should have a good view across Alice Springs. And it was it worth it.
So I was waiting here for the sunset of the day and enjoyed the play of colors on the sky until the twilight came.