Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
You're always told to drink lots of water when travelling, but what if you can't find a toilet?
Well, on the way to Newcastle, I found this.
Have I mentioned the view from my hotel room?
Now I just need some food. Ordered room service but it hasn't arrive yet and it's already 8.48pm. Not happy!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
"One of those credit card applications again", I was thinking to myself.
When I opened it, ooh...there was a platinum card inside. Now when did I apply for one? I don't think I even qualify for a platinum. Upon closer inspection, it said "sample only".
Ha! Nearly tricked. Now, we don't really need a sample PLASTIC to entice us to apply for a credit card. That is such a waste of PLASTIC and only goes to deteriorate our environment even further.
Where did my "sample only" plantinum card ended up? In the bin.....
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Did a bit of the tourist thing while I was there. It's amazing to visit the town that was the centre of all the agriculture and cotton trading in the early 18th century where the only mode of transport was via the Darling River. I was lucky enough to be shown around by an agronomist at one of the farms that the client owns.
We were driven around to see the first lock and weir in Bourke as well as parts of the Darling river. Apparently, when the Darling river was all dried up a year ago, you could even see carcasses of large fishes. Hmmm.....
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
My job sees me going to unconventional places at times. For the next two weeks, I have been posted at Bourke.
Apparently, Bourke is the quintessential outback of Australia. "If you've never been to Bourke, you've not been to Australia", was what my colleague told me. This place was where all the farming and agriculture started for those voyagers who came to settle here centuries ago.
Travelling here on the first day was quite eventful to say the least! Waking up at 4.30am was definitely not pleasant just to catch a 6.30am flight. As this is a regional area, I ended up on a regional plane (propeller planes).
Anyway, we finally were on our way at 10 past 8 in the morning. All those lost precious hours could have been used for sleeping. sigh~
This was the size of my 2nd and 3rd airplane rides. Propeller again and the size is even smaller than the first one I took.
Finally arrived at Bourke after taking 3 airplane rides and changing in between. Hello to the insects and sting beetles in Bourke as they are just everywhere here.
Yikes..where is my insect repellent!