Alice Springs

Alice Springs is the literal red heart of Australia. Originally we didn’t plan to come here at all but plans (fortunately) changed πŸ™‚

Alice Springs je opravdove rude srdce Australskeho kontinentu. Puvodne sme se do tohoto mestecka nemeli vubec podivat, ale plany se (nastesti) casto meni πŸ™‚




For regular tourist, Alice is mostly a stop over or a supply depot. Most people rush through here to go see the mighty Uluru and they ignore everything else. What a shame!
Alice is really unique for its historical background, architecture and the whole surrounding area. The most awesome feature are definitely MacDonnel ranges – they stretch from west to east and it’s just a pleasure to observe them from sunrise till sunset.

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Houses are built strong to endure the harsh weather not like in other Oz cities πŸ™

Alice had a “small” present for us: in the past few years it has become the capital of mountain bike riding. There are approximately 400 kays of trails. Holy cr*p! You heard me! And the big advantage is that almost all trails start very close to the town. No need to drive for half a day or so.
So if you belong to the pedalling crowd, pack your bag, start your engine and go fooor Aliiiiceeee πŸ™‚

New trails are built every day and we even had the pleasure to meet the main builder. Respect to you man for building those trails! That’s just an incredible effort and dedication.

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Another pleasant surprise was Aboriginal population which was well controlled. We haven’t encountered any problems with the natives which was nice because all travellers have been warning us about Alice for being the “worst”. We suspect that one of the main reasons for this is the almost complete absence of cask wine in Alice. Yep, Aboriginals love cask wine and we have seen them drink it like water all the time πŸ™

Well, back to the good news everybody! Alice has great supply opportunities, unique surroundings, incredible web of bike trails and impressive ANZAC hill.

We fell in love with Outback and Alice <3

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Pro vetsinu turistu je Alice jenom zastavka na doplneni zasob a prolitnou toto male mestecko jenom aby uz se mohli vyfotit s Uluru.
Alice ma celkem unikatni architekturu, bohatou historii a hlavne cele misto, kde se mesto nachazi je nadherne. Nejvetsim tahounem je rozhodne pohori MacDonnel Ranges, ktere se rozpina od zapadu k vychodu a cele to vytvari panoramata, ktera se daji pozorovat od rana do vecera. Bomba la tomba!

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Domy jsou zde staveny bytelne na rozdil od zbytku Australie

Alice navic mela ve svem rudem zaprasenem rukavu poradne eso. S obrovskym prekvapenim (hlavne teda Tom mel celist az na podlaze) sme zjistili, ze po celem okoli se rozlejza cca 400 km cyklistickych stezek. PECKA! Jednou z nejvetsich vyhod je, ze stezky zacinaj temer u mesta a clovek nemusi jet pul dne autem a pak skladat/rozkladat kolo blablabla πŸ™‚ Proste muzete vyjet rovnou z mesta a za chvili ste v divocine, uaaaa!
Takze pokud se jako my radite k slapajcim fanouskum a umite ve 2 rano poslepu zalepit defekt tak balte bagly, startujte faro a huraaaa do Alice πŸ™‚

Nove stezky jsou budovany kazdy den a my jsme dokonce meli to stesti, ze jsme potkali pana hlavniho stavitele. Clovek do ktereho bychom nikdy nerekli, ze kazdy den bere lopatu a jde drit do nehostine pouste. Nase hluboka poklona a respekt chlape, tohle je fakt oddanost, sila a vytrvalost pro zivotni konicek.

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Dalsim prijemnym prekvapenim bylo setkani s Aboridzinskou populaci, ktera se zdala byt klidna a nestekali sme se s temer zadnymi vytrzniky. Vetsina cestovatelu nas prave pred Alice varovala a proto bylo toto velmi prijemne. Mame podezreni, ze jeden z duvodu proc to v Alice funguje je temer uplny zakaz prodeje krabicoveho vina, ktere Aboridzinci piji jako nahradu bezneho pitneho rezimu takze to pak taky vypada πŸ™

Zpatky k dobrym zpravam: Alice ma perfektni zasoby, unikatni okoli, hustou sit cyklo stezek a pusobivy ANZAC hill(kopec na vzdani pamatce padlych a pozorovani vychodu a zapadu slunce).

Proste jsme si Alice a cely Outback zamilovali <3

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