First stop, we flew from Singapore to Perth on Jetstar. Pretty straight forward flight that took us there at about 2300h. We decided not to check into a hotel to save money, so we slept at the airport itself as our next morning flight is at about 1100h. So off we flew again for 2.5 hours to Alice Springs!
The Melbourne gang from Singapore!
Our personal inflight entertainment!
My first meal in Perth, together with my favourite NesTea Lemon Lime!
With the Everest wannabe at Perth International Airport!
Our breakfast at Dome before our flight to Alice Springs!
We were immediately greeted by the outback scenery around us as well as the Aborigine arts at the airport. We took a cab which costs us $30 for a 15 minute ride. I can't actually blame them as I think that is one of the very few sources of incomes for the taxi drivers. We reached Alice in the Territories, a very decent hotel. The reception staff is very friendly and made sure we know our way in and out of the place. Our room is very spacious and very affordable. $110/night for the entire room that can sleep maybe 4-5 people! So each of us ended up paying only about $50 for 2 nights of stay, even cheaper than staying in a dormitory! We ventured into the city area and for food and also to await the rest of the Melbourne gang to meet us up tomorrow morning.
Arrived at Alice Springs Airport!
The Aborigine carpet
Alice in the Territories! Highly recommended!
Really happy to see them!
The Melbourne gang from Melbourne!
First cuppuccino! Camera and coffee are always a good match!
The Aborigines we see quite frequently in town. They're very friendly people!
Playing a fool...
Our accommodation and travel partner for the next few days!
All the food and water we need for the next few days! Mainly junk food!
The boss at Apollo went on to bring our his tools and began to repair whatever was causing the problem. Within 30 minutes, he told us that the leak was done. We were soon on our way towards Erldunda where we will be turning right into Lasseter Highway (State Route 4). No GPS was needed as the route is very straight forward. The trip is about 475km (roughly about 7 hours drive). We stop en route to re-fuel as well as take a break.
Usual pastime in the campervan...
At Erldunda stop
*To be continued in Part II