DARWIN, AUSTRALIA: On the search for further sights around Darwin I drove to the East Point. East Point is a bit north of Darwin and is a long beach. The beach was completely empty despite high temperatures in water and air, which raised some questions why. I knew about the dangers of crocodiles but nevertheless it seemed quite strange to me. Later I met a woman who explained to me that nobody actually goes into the water there, because the danger from crocodiles and especially from nettle jellyfish (stingers) is too great. Unfortunately there is an excellent beach with best equipment but no possibility to swim, although the water has almost bath tub temperature.
DARWIN, AUSTRALIA: This video is about a visit to the Botanical Garden Darwin/Northern Territory Australia in October 2019. I noticed the botanical garden while searching for some sights in and around Darwin. The garden is directly in the city of Darwin and easy to reach by car. I visited the garden in the afternoon on a weekday. During this time I met almost no people, which was probably due to the high temperatures at this time of day. At the beginning of the visit I thought that the garden only covered the part for the native Australian plants. I had only seen this part of the map and thought it was the whole botanical garden. Later I saw my mistake and found out that the garden is really big and diverse. For example there is a part for rainforest but also a community garden.
Actually this trip had been planned differently, but R. jumped in to briefly explore Egypt. The flight to Cairo departed around 0100 from Berlin Tempelhof airport, where we had parked the car somewhere nearby. That was of course quite a stupid time for a flight to get somewhere. The flight lasted about 4 hours and went over Eastern Europe and then always along the Nile. Although it was dark, it looked quite interesting from above with all the lights and roads. The entry procedure consisted of some fee, the delivery of a photo and something that was attached to the perso. Outside we were picked up by someone and taken to the hotel. On the drive through the whole of Cairo one saw again and again entrenched guards on the streets and at the corners.Continue reading “🇪🇬 2009 Egypt – Day 1 – Cairo”
At some point we decided to make a detour to Alexandria. The only option is the train, which is why we started early on our way to the station. Coming from Gizah we took the bus which brought us directly to the station. In the station there was a ticket counter and somehow we could make ourselves understandable and got two tickets for the next train to Alexandria. The train waited already at the track so that we could get on after a cigarette break immediately. Sometime the train departed and went forever through Cairo and the suburbs of Cairo along the Nile delta to the north to the coast.Continue reading “🇪🇬 2009 Egypt – Day 2 – Alexandria”
We got up again pretty early to see something. Somehow we had the idea to drive to Al Fayum, but I don’t know if we decided to do it in the evening or spontaneously after leaving the hotel when we saw the minibuses at one corner. In retrospect it seems to me that we had done this quite spontaneously. Not far from our hotel in direction south was a big roundabout in which many such small buses stopped. At the roundabout there was of course also again such a MG contactor position.Continue reading “🇪🇬 2009 Egypt – Day 3 – El Fayoum”