Wednesday, January 9, 2008

DATELINE: Coober Pedy, Australia                                                    

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Author: Nick

Made it in one piece without running out of gas (we did need to shut off

the AC and only do 110k/ph for the last 100km...) Road Trains are pretty

bad ass (and over 200 feet long) Check out the pix to see what I'm

talking about. I saw one that was 5 tanker cars long!

This town is right out of a Mad Max movie (Beyond Thunderdome was filmed

here...) Coober Pedy is an opal mining town, and most houses and shops

are dug into the hill sides to help keep them cool (it's 113 degrees

outside now...) Which is why I'm writing from a cave. We took a mine

tour and are about to go get some dinner at the local Italian joint.

Tomorrow, we're off to Ayer's Rock/ Yulara!

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