Who the **** is Alice?
Alice, Alice, who the **** is Alice? Hmmm...probably the most appropriate way that I can try and
describe this town for you. Firstly, everyone in the town is here to make money out of the tourists
and in turn, for putting up with the extreme heat, it gets to 50 degreees celcius during the summer months,
these people are paid by the government to live here. The reported bounty is 15,000 australian dollars!
Maybe the scottish executive should look into that one for attracting people back into the innner city of
New Lanark. Alice Springs came about when the scorish explorer, John McDouall Stuart stopped here on his
first attempt to cross the continent! It eventually took him 3 attempts to complete the task. Other
than that exciting tit bit, the bars were abit sad, most nights we ended up at this country bar that
had peanut shells everywhere and a snake in a fish tank in the corner...the local nightclub was abit
sad with the most pathetic bouncers...and thats about it!
The issues that the Aboriginal people are having are very evident in Alice, siting under trees
drinking alcohol, or the methalated spirits that I believe is there drink of choice!! Not much to add
although I did hear great things about the Flinders Ranges, the mountains that surround Alice, out
in the bush, great scenery, classic red sand and enough stars to light up Times Square! So I guess,
Alice wasn't at all exciting, by the time I got on the bus to Darwin, I was really up for the 1700km to civilisation!