Certainly for the forseeable future. Darwin airport has entered the 21st century and also now provides free wireless. This will seriously help me stay awake until my flight boards at 2:45am.
I tried to use up all the credit on my Australian Vodafone SIM before I left, but unless I start waking people up, it isn’t going to happen. I have almost $60 left and nobody to harass with it! Still, I didn’t “pay” for it as such – for $50 you get $230 worth of credit so it’s not technically money wasted.
So I’ve waved byebye to two Czechs, an Irish girl and a Franco-German at the hostel, a Netherlander at the Vic and a French girl at Gate 2 around 10 minutes ago. It’s all “goodbye”s right now! Happily, two friends in Singapore are expecting me tomorrow/today which will help to offset the balance.
Well, that’s it for Australia. A pleasant, relaxed, inexpensive few days to round off what must be approaching 5 months in total over three visits. It’s been a blast and I will definitely be back. There are so many things I still want to do:
Perth to Darwin or vice versa
Adelaide to Alice or vice versa
Diving on the Ningaloo Reef at Exmouth
Diving off Darwin
Townsville / Magnetic Island
More surfing at Byron Bay
Everywhere north of Cairns
I’m sure there are more!
Thanks, Oz. See you around…