Its Easter Day and DH and I are in Adelaide. Just after lunch we board the Ghan train and head off on a journey from the southern part of this continent, to the north; right through the centre of Australia. This train is named in honour of those wonderful immigrants who came here in the 1800s (with camels) to build the Overland Telegraph Communciations system which linked Australia with countries in the northern hemisphere. These Afghani men were able to handle working in the desert conditions so well...but it was a hard life. Many descendants of these men still live in Australia, very proud of their heritage too, I imagine. And Australia has lots of descendants of those early camels too! 😊
I will eventually write all about our adventures in blogposts. We've done a fair bit of sightseeing here in Adelaide and will also do the same at our destination, Darwin.
We've watched a few YouTube videos of the Ghan train journey and it looks like we will be seeing lots of different countryside...but in very comfortable conditions.
See you soon, with lots of photos! 😆