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Ayers Rock, Australia

August 18, 2009

Day 98

We flew from Cairns to Uluru (Ayers Rock) this morning. It’s been said in every guide book ever written, but Ayers Rock is insanely expensive. Everything is marked up an incredible amount. We decided the best way to see everything that we wanted to see would be to rent a car and drive around. After we picked up the car, we had time to make it to the Ayers Rock viewing area for sunset. When there is a good sunset, the rock changes colors as the sun goes down:

Day 99

Drove about 3 hours this morning to Kings Canyon, where we did a 3 hour walk around the rim of the canyon. Here are the pictures:

Day 100

Went to the sunrise viewing area and then did the circuit walk of Uluru:

In the afternoon, we drove to the Olgas, another rock formation in the area. It is quite impressive as well. We did a short walk among the rocks:

When we got back to our hotel, we decided to go to the Aussie BBQ restaurant at the resort, since after all, today is the 4th of July! So, although we didn’t have fireworks, at least we got to grill out. We both took the Aussie sampler platter, which was Crocodile skewers, Emu sausages, beef sausages, and chicken, and cooked it all ourselves on a gas grill.

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