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November 20th - After a horrible flight for Neil (because of his Bali belly) spending most of it on the toilet, we landed about 7am. Once Neil decided he was ok to get a 30min taxi we went to check into our hostel Alfred Park where we had stayed before. We were checked in and in bed by 10am as we were very tired. Emma popped to the chemist first for Neil who told her Neil had Bali belly and if he got no better had to go to the doctors later that day. She then went to bed as well. We slept for most of that day just getting up to get some food from the supermarket.
November 21st - Neil felt a bit better today, so after a lie in we went for a wander round the shops and to use the internet. Neil managed to eat more today so luckily we didn't need to go to the doctors as they're expensive! That night we stayed in and watched a film in the room as we had a tv which was a luxury for a hostel dorm.
November 22nd - We checked out at 9am and then went to the cinema to watch Rocknrolla, it was really good. We then had some time to lose so we just walked around and went on the internet. We caught out flight to Darwin at 7pm and arrived their at 1am where is was 34 degrees!
November 23rd - We had a lay in this morning as we arrived late to the hostel last night. The hostel was really good (although lots of cockroaches) and there seemed to be a lot of people staying there that were working. There was a big outside bar that was so busy which we both liked the look of. The first thing we noticed when we got up was the heat...so hot, so we were straight into the pool to cool down.
November 24th - We had another lay in and a lazy day today. We walked around the town a bit more but then went back to the hostel for swim and to sit around the pool. Today we booked a couple of trips for us to do aorund Darwin.
November 25th - We had our first trip today which was to Lichfield national Park. The bus picked us up at 7.20am and firstly dropped some people off at a jumping crocodile cruise (we didn't do this as a bit circusy!) and dropped us off at 'the window to the wetlands' which was a sort of museum about the wetlands and a look out over them which was good.
November 26th - We had a bit of a lay in as the man in our dorm snored and kept Emma awake, but luckily he left early each day to go to work so Emma could sleep then! We booked our return flights home today...a sad moment but felt we'd better before all the seats went. Emma also booked a flight to go up to Teeside once landed in Heathrow so she won't leave the airport. That will be very strange when we leave each other at the airport! After booking our flights we walked to 'Aquascene' which is where you feed fish when the shore comes in. It was really good, you had hundreds of wild fish swimming round your feet (not sure what type) and you hand fed them bread.
November 27th - We were picked up at 6.10am for our day trip to Kakadu National Park. We had to check out of our room before that as well as well as we were leaving that night. The first stop on the trip after a drive out to the national park for a couple of hours was to look out over the vast plains and mountains from a viewpoint which meant a 10 minute hike. The weather was so hout, it reached 46 degrees that day, but it was well worth the effort for the views, although there were a lot of fliess which did get very annoying by the end of the day. We then visited a site where we were able to look at various aboriginal rock paintings and artwork, it was fascinating looking at pictures drawn thousands of years ago.