Has to be done in the blue donger in the photo. Yepp, that is the laundry room (or spider room would probably be better suitable name). Since I wasn’t clever enough to put the washing on before 5pm I was unable to collect the washing. I tried to find my way out there at 7pm but it was impossible to see anything. That means I have to play todays basketball game in semi-dry clothes. New on my shopping list; a torch.
Welcome to Humpty Doo, a small town 40 minutes drive outside Darwin. From life in the city to life in the bush. Yeh, why not live in a “box” for a few days?
Main entrance leading to the only two areas where you can inclose yourself at night; the dongers (or containers if you so will call them). A life of luxury.
How Australian is the ad below found here where two “Aussies blokes” on gumtree (similar to the Swedish site Blocket) are are looking to rent out a room for free (preferable for backpacking girls ha ha)
Backpacking free accommodation!!!
Two 26 year old Aussie blokes living on 850 acres of land one hour from Kakadu and one and a half hours from Darwin city. We have a pool and plenty of land to park up the van for a short or possibly long stay it just depends on the people that rock up I guess. Obviously ladies preferred but a group with a couple of good lads is also welcome. Good tap water available and solar power with Internet available while we are home after work. We work 5 days a week but weekends more than happy to show good people life in Australia including drinking sessions loud music or hunting trips or fishing and just chilling out in the Aussie bush.
They really do love their festivals up in Darwin. Think there has been an event on every weekend since we got up here. Saturday night the city was filled with italian food stalls with hundreds of people lining up. If there is a festival in Darwin, all the locals are going. With all I mean ALL. After fifteen minutes of walking around we therefore decided that the insane wait for a glass of wine wasn’t for us. Instead we joined the backpackers on the main street. Didn’t really enjoy that either so we ended up going home quite early for a Saturday. So please, can someone open up a decent bar in Darwin?
We been looking to buy a new car since we came up to Darwin. Our current car doesn’t have Air Con so it feels like driving around in a sauna. We stopped at a place that had a big sales event on where you also could take the challenge of “catching cash”.
It was really hard but I manage to catch a few 🙂
And we did find a car so the dollars I won quickly disappeared…..
Tonight I’m playing my second basketball game up here in Darwin. We are playing against the top team so it won’t be easy.
I’m pretty excited about tomorrow. Car shopping (since our car doesn’t have air con and that is equal to suicide. Well, for me it is) and this festival.
The only photo I have from Friday’s game. We lost 😦 Several players was off sick so I had to start! After 3 minutes I almost fainted. First of all I am old, second I am not well trained at the moment and third I am not used to play in 35 degrees. Well, I recoverd and managed to play the whole game through. Pretty cool that your body reacts on instinct when you play. Even if I have not played a game in 6 years my body seems to know what to do. The only thing I really need to work on now is my shooting and my fitness because that was not very impressive at all…..
Since there is not much to do on your spare time in Darwin I decided to start playing basketball again. I love the sport itself and that it gives you the opportunity to meet so many great people (and hopefully it will help me to get fit again….). So, I contacted Darwin Basketball Club and just a few days later I was part of a team! Feels great to be back again and fingers crossed; if all the paper from Sweden goes through, I will be able to play my first game tomorrow! Go Eagles!