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Goodbye Darwin

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I don't know if I'll ever have enough time to write down everything I'd like to share with you...

Two months in Darwin and I've hardly written at all, too busy living I guess. I've adapted to the Aussie lifestyle by now, life is pretty crusie..

It's hard to have left Darwin and sit back and think of everything I've done. There's so much, Christmas, New year, catching up with old friends, making new...

Christmas was very different. Worked dayshift and almost forgot that it was Christmas eve cause no-one here celebrates it. So that evening I ended up watching dvds at a Simon's place. He's a real good friend of mine that I've had so much fun with. I once told him that he looks like the little pet monkey I was glued to as a kid until I lost it on a bus in Greece when I was about five. (I guess I wasn't glued to it after all..) So what does he get me for Christmas? Yup, his pet monkey that he's had since he was a kid. How nice was that?!
Christmas day I had lunch at the pub with all the regulars.. Very, very nice actually. Great food! I can't believe Mark threw out all the leftovers!! I wanted those spuds for brekky!!!!

New years eve I was working again, and the following morning as well, so Gary and I took it easy. Went to Dinah beach for a few drinks and a laugh. Saw Penguinman and bellydancing girls. Counted down the end of the year, welcomed the new and went to bed. Pretty much..

I never got the chance to go pig-hunting. Not really sure if I wanted to anyway.. Didn't go Barra fishin either, but you've gotta save somthing for next time, hey?
Went fishin one day though, didn't catch anything, so it was mostly a chill and sunbake day. Very, very nice. Went for a swim and ate chicken wings. :)

My ear seems to dislike any other water but what comes out of the shower, but luckily my friend the fisherman has got heaps of creams an shit that worked miracles. I'm forever grateful for his care.

I owe a lot of thanks to many people in Darwin actually, time went so quickly, and it wouldn't have unless I had so much fun.
And I must remember to thank my stars as well for keeping me out of trouble.

I was riding a push bike home one night after visiting a mate, when the chain hopped off.. Right outside Bagot community. It is a black fella community where you, as a female especially, don't want to hang around by yourself at night. So I turned around to go back to my friend's to get help with the chain when the whole back wheel fell off as well!! I was flabbergasted and had no idea what to do. Then a cop car came by and offered me and the bike a lift back to Winnellie. I couldn't think of a safer way to get home. How lucky was that?

Aussies in general are real friendly people. I'm amazed...

Posted by corro 21:38 Archived in Australia

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