Posted by: travelrat | March 19, 2012

The ‘Old Ghan’ and other stories

I was going to put up the last part of my Rainbow Beach podcast today, but I’m having issues with Podbean, my podcast host; I just can’t get into it at the moment. What I’m considering doing, when I get back from Australia, is maybe buy some space upgrade, so I can upload MP3 files straight into the blog.

As I’ve repeatedly said before, the main highlight of the coming trip is a ride on the Ghan railway. Therefore, I thought I might post a link to this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wzWzk1a6g. I remember when the BBC first screened this show, and I was really pleased to find it on YouTube the other day. I’m sorry I couldn’t edit out the disagreeable old trout and her intrusive … nay, invasive … questioning and patronising of the Aboriginal lady. I was cringing with embarrassment … even though the clip was filmed over thirty years ago, and was in Wales at the time!

But, the story about the pregnant lady is a real keeper!

The countdown is down to single figures now, and most of the items on my ‘stuff to do’ list crossed off … I only have to have a haircut and pick up some Australian currency from the bank, and I can close the list and start on the Packing Checklist.

And, here’s my latest article at http://www.travelthruhistory.com/html/art50.html … we’ll be going to Maastricht again in June, so let’s see what else we can discover there.

 

 

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  1. Hi Keith,
    Not long to go now, it is always exciting when you are about to embark on a holiday, especially one that is so far away. 😀

    I had a look at your “A Romantic Tale of The Musketeers” very nice and well written, I did enjoy it very much.

    I found a more recent video of the Ghan, and if you click onto it there are some more along the side as well. Seems a few people are complaining it wasn’t very comfortable, I assume though you got a sleeper?
    Anyway here is the link.
    The Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs year I think is 2010


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