SXSW 2007

This is my travel blog. It started as a way for people to keep up with my trip to Australia to watch the 2006/7 Ashes series, and continued with my trip to SXSW 2007 in Austin, Texas, and Las Vegas in March '07.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The good news is that our luggage has almost entirely arrived at our hotel in Darwin. All that we are missing is one or two items of clothing that were in a cupboard in our cabin. More importantly our passports etc have arrived safely.
We were supposed to fly to Perth today, but were unable to do so due to the lack of documentation. We have provisionally booked flights out on Friday as tomorrow was completely booked out. So we will miss days 1 & 2 of the Perth test, but at least we will get there eventually. So we have a day to spare in Darwin. Which seems like a nice place but it's VERY muggy. Just walking out of the hotel makes my glasses steam up and walking around for a bit covers you in sweat. So we have spent the day just chilling out in the hotel, playing a bit of roulette in the casino ( I was up but now am about $30 down) and watching Australian one day cricket on the big screen in the casino. Life is good, in fact just having one seems pretty OK at the moment.
Small update on the crash - the lady who was taken ill was airlifted to hospital, and it seems she actually hit her head worse than was thought. She is described in the paper (we made pages 1-5 of the Darwin daily) as having a serious head injury but in a stable condition. We have also heard the driver of the truck has been arrested.
On a lighter note I would like to point out that the lady in the picture with Moz holding "The Ashes" on the Ghan was in fact the Gold Kangaroo Cabin manager who was the one who organised our game of lounge car cricket, and provided said cricketing momento, not some passing Australian Mata Hari type bent on seducing passing English cricket fans. Sorry to all involved for any confusion caused.


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