November 1, 2010 Comments Off on The Rock
A rip-off! Scandalous quality! Theft! Only a sample of what you hear from some people staying in the Ayers Rock Resort, a conglomerate of differently rated hotels all owned by one and the same company. Then again, no surprise. More than 500000 visitors per year, and no alternatives 🙂 That’s what you call a captive audience.
We knew that upfront, thanks to Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor, so we tried not get too upset about it. But what we came here for, was the Rock, better known as Uluru. As, exceptionally, it’s rained, on Friday, we came here in a desert that was as lush as a desert can be. Every possible plant was in flower, the trees looked really green, so the contrast with that red piece of rock couldn’t be bigger.
There was no wi-fi, so I haven’t uploaded any shots from either sunset or sunrise. Tethering and large files: bad idea ! Later, later… Stunning colours on photo will follow shortly. We’re on our way to King’s Canyon, and as soon as we have a connection, this goes online!