Disconnected in Australia….(the month+ pause)

Michelle Lunicke Australia bush

When I arrived in Australia, I got a phone plan that would give me the most coverage around the country (HA!) and tried really hard to find internet in at least a half a dozen locations I stayed in. Unfortunately, the minute you leave a big city, and especially when you head into the Australian outback, you’ll have hours and hours in a dead zone. No phone signal, no 3G, nothing…not even a power line in sight sometimes. What few places do have internet offerings are a joke. (Not enough for me to upload one teeny tiny photo.) Oh, and libraries in the bush are open for a few scant hours each week too, so you can forget about that.

Here's a gas station where the cashier has to climb that ladder and hold her card reading machine up in the air for the amount for time it takes to transmit a signal with the bank.

Here’s a gas station where the cashier has to climb that ladder and hold her card reading machine up in the air for the amount for time it takes to transmit a signal with the bank.

I knew writing on the road would be hard, but I didn’t anticipate just how long the stretch would be before I could post again. I had a little bit of time with internet, but it was short-lived.

past preset futureEveryone expects blogs to list things a bit after they’ve happened. The one good thing I have to say about this situation is that I still had my computer, my camera, and lots of ideas the whole time, so I have blog posts cued up and waiting to post!

The outback part of my trip is over for now and I am once again connected to the fast and modern world. In the coming weeks I will be posting (with some editing) my blog entries preserved as time capsules of my amazing and excellent adventures, opportunities, miracles, challenges, and woes along the way. Do not fear though…I have already made it out alive. Now there is a new dragon to conquer, and lots and lots of reflection happening on my part to pull together these experiences (along with the current ones) into my coming play I’m from Up Over.

I also notice I am changing, which is a sign of travel success. It creeps up on you with each additional day of growth and exposure to an ever-changing and new environment. I would love to tell you more…but you’ll just have to read the blog!

See you soon!

loves.

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