Today we are going to have a look around Alice Springs, and I think we will come back again to the city and sleep here at night, or maybe we drive further, we do not know yet. we will find it out.
we leave the Camping place and decide to have breakfast on the way. It is around 8:30 that we reach a parking place with a nice view around on the top of a small hill,so we stop here and have our breakfast.
some minutes after another car drives to the parking place, a couple around 50 get out of the car. We great each other. The man asks us where we are from. and we answer, Switzerland and Iran, but we live in Germany. They say that they are living in Sydney and they are in a one week holiday in Alice Spring, Then the man asks me if my family is in Iran, and if they are safe there. and I answer yes, Iran is a safe place to live. I get up to go taking some pictures. some minutes after he gets close to me.
-I am sorry young man, I did not want to offend you, he said.
-why? you did not do that, I answered.
-The western mind thinks that everything around that area is not safe, so I just did not think when I asked about safety in iran. But later i thought with me and told myself that there is no war there, but in other countries around, he said.
-No worries, I am used to this kind of questions. most of people in west do not really know that area, so I am familiar with what you said. that is all good, i said.
-yes , actually we have a neighbor who is from Iran…… and he continued talking about the neighbor , and his son who is studying in London.
we are done with breakfast and the conversation is almost to the end. we say good bye, but we know that we will meet them again on the way,since they are going to drive the same way as we want to do.
The first stop after breakfast is Ellery Creek big hole, where we can have a look at the shallow water in this time of the year.maybe in rain season there is much more water here.The next stop is Serpentine Gorge, where I almost see no water, but there we have the chance to go to an outlook on the top of a big hill to have a look at Desert Sanctuaries.It is really hot here and to go for this kind of walk means the body needs much water or you can easily collapse and die because of dehydration. But probably you can survive if you are a small Lizard which is not really small.