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Alice, who the f*** is Alice

I know, I was very quiet for a while - sorry for that!

But back to life, back to reality! (I hear some of you moaning, even online she's quoting songs...) After 1 1/2 month in Fremantle/ Perth i had to accept that there won't be a posistion as a Landsape Architect for me. The scene over there is really different to Sydney. In WA it's mainly small businesses that can't afford another person that's only allowed to stay for 3 month.

So every now and then I had one of those little jobs from the hostel when someone needed a hand in his garden. But at all I grew really lazy - my activities were pretty much moving from my bed to the swing at the hostel courtyard, to the cappucino strip, to the beach, to the weekend markets or the pub. At least I found the indoor climbing after a while and even a buddy. Twice I hired a bike and once a car with some girls from the hostel. But that's it.

Slowly running out of money and tired of doing nothing I got a job on a wheat farm 3 hrs north east of Perth. I was supposed to drive a tractor. But because it wasn't raining yet I couldn't start seeding. So I did pretty much everything there on the farm. I really liked doing some physical (and outdoor) stuff again but the farmer and me had one big problem: I didn't want to hit his 400 cattle and 6000 sheep with big plastic pipes to get them moving through all the gates or onto the scale or to get their hormon (!) injection or whatever. So I lasted 8 days having the same discussion again and again and went back to Freo at the end.

Now I needed a new plan. But what? I only knew where I don't want to go - back to the east coast because i've been there long enough, down south because it's too cold now, to Darwin or up the west coast because I was sick of backpacker life. And I didn't want to stay where I was. Even that it might have been easy to get a waitressing job in Freo.

So what's left? Alice Springs! Everyone told me I'm crazy - too boring and too dangerous. I arrived last Saturday, so it's 8 days now and I really love it! On day #4 I started waitressing in a nice (and a bit pricy) restaurant and I might get a daytime job in an opal shop as well. Have a second interview tomorrow.

The only unsolved problem so far is where to live. I'm looking for a share house again. There are a few around but you need to find them. It's not like walking along King Street in Newtown (SYD) and reading all the offers at the traffic lights. But I'm working on this. Yesterday i changed from a tourist-milking-mashine-backpackers to a really cute one with only 30 beds. It's operated by an aussie/german couple that seems to love it.

Today's task (despite of working from 4:30pm) was finding a bike. Solved! A bit out of Alice was a lawn sale and I walked there and rode back. Found a racing bike for amazing $10! Because it was a cancer fund raising and they gave me a pump and a helmet (that's for granny!) and helped fixing it, I gave them all my coins and happily I cycled "home".

These are all the news from me. I hope all of you are fine and as happy as I am! Love yours Antje.

p.s. And because Alice is such a small place I already bumped into an old Hobart house mate as a guest at my restaurant.
21.5.06 08:42

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(21.5.06 14:17)
Gut und schön.
Gebe zu, ich hatte schon Angst, dass du da unten gerade ein wenig versumpfst.
Mittlerweile bin ich ja ein bisschen cleverer mich zu informieren, wo du so steckst.
Mittendrin statt nur dabei, was?


wir denken nächste Woche ganz doll an dich, wenn Familie Weyh, Familie Geyer-Wollweber und Katrinchen und ich uns an der Müritz tummeln!
Du fehlst...!

Liebe Grüsse deine jule

Isabel (21.5.06 20:52)
naja zu mindest hast du mal wieder was geschrieben, was drinn steht ist ne andere geschichte. ich glaub du willst mich von deiner seite verkraulen, die snak grinnst mich ja auch immer beharlich an. liebste grüsse aus leipzig!

aussie (22.5.06 01:06)
@ isabel

ok, ok, dann mach ich jetzt wirklich die schlange weg. aber uebersetzen muss es jemandand anders! ich muss auch ab und an mal was fuer die aussies schreiben. das wird sonst fuer die wieder extrem langweilig. xoxo

Marsi (22.5.06 05:37)
hey sweetie,
congratulations to your second job! it's great, thatt you love alice. i'm heading off on wedensday or thursday. i'm sooo excited. met taht french couple and thtat german guy and randomly talked to them - and got a lift :-). i'll let you know what's going on along the coast. take care and have fun. hugs and kisse!

Marsi (22.5.06 05:39)
sorry fuer die rechtschreibfehler. kann an diesem f**** pc in der firestaion ueberhaupt nicht lesen was isch schreibe :-(

Agathe / Website (22.5.06 11:49)
ich hatte auch diese 'versumpfungsängste' um dich...aber nun bist du ja wieder aufgetaucht :-)
respekt übrigens für die weigerung die tiere zu schlagen! keep it up!

aussie (24.5.06 05:37)
@ agathe
cheers darlin'! ich bin mir ziemlich sicher, die meisten von 'uns' haetten das gemacht. ich denke jedendfalls, ich haette's auch als fleischesser nicht machen wollen.

@ marsi
dann mal richtig viel spass! elke muesste heute auch zurueck in perth sein. scheint, sie hat die perlentaucherin nochmal getroffen!

yudy (29.5.06 22:28)
Hey Antje

interessant dass du nun in Alice bist aber habe mit sowas schon gerechnet da du ja immer mal von deinem Aufenthalt dort vorher erzählt hast.
Wie war deine Zeit denn in Freo noch so? Bin nun schon seit fast 3 Wochen zuhause.
mach so dies und das, arbeite in nem Nightclub bei uns und letzte Woche hab ich 4 Tage auf der reifenmesse in Essen gearbeitet und heute mich zb eingeschrieben fürs Studium zumindest schon mal in BO aber trotzdem fehlt mir zz der SINN !

In Australien wäre ich nun einfach weiter gereist aber irgendwie geht das ja net. Aber bald bekomm ich besuch aus england mit dem ich auch für ne Weile durch germany traveln will! Bin echt neidisch auf die, die noch down Under sind aber was will man machen..

Enjoy it as much as u can und liebe grüsse nach Alice auch wenn das wirklich ein Kaff ist aber ist ja auch mal was anderes so mitten im Outback!

Gruss und kuss

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