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Ayres' Rock - Australia

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The Rock

Indeed, it's a rock. A big, huge rock in the middle of the desert. It's supposed to be famous for it's changing colours during the day, especially during sunrise and sunset. So, of course we wanted to see this magic place. Especially to the aboriginals it has a mystical meaning.

Did you know that in the desert it could rain? Well, it does. Not very often but when we were there, it rained for two days... making our sunrise tour not very interesting. The rock did not change colour. There was no wildlife to be seen, no aboriginals to be seen and accomodation was horrible. The resort has a monopoly so prices are high, very high, and quality low. If you ever to go to Ayres' Rock, don't stay in the outback pioneer cause you will share your showers and toilet with lots of bugs.

So Ayers' Rock was a bit disappointing for us because of the bad weather and the bad accomodation. Bad luck I guess?

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Posted by ansaevy 28.12.2008 23:13 Archived in Australia Tagged backpacking

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