David Lamb

David Lamb

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Australia Darwin, Australia


May 2009

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  • +2 rating

    Going to Darwin - doing tours to Kakadu, Katherine, Litchfield. what else should we do?

    Fogg Dam is also a nice visit, and is only an hour or so outside of Darwin. You typically get to see 90% of what's in the Territory Wildlife Park for free. If you are doing a tour of Kakadu spend more than a day as Kakadu is huge. Litchfield should be a couple of days as well. Katherine River gorge is beautiful and so is Edith Falls. Try and camp near the gorge at the campground, because there usually a lot of wallabies around in the early morning. I don't know if trying to cram all 3 into one trip is worth it, instead of really exploring Kakadu and Litchfield. It really depends on how long you're in the area for. In Darwin, a dinner on the wharf is nice and the food is pretty good. Mitchell street is good for a drink at one of the pubs. The noodle house on Mitchell, and Moorish Cafe on Knuckey are nice places to eat in the downtown area. If you can, try to get out to fannie bay at the trailer boat club or sailing club (next door), because they offer nice views of the sunset along with dinner. The #4 bus takes you there or a taxi. Mindil Beach market also offers nice views of the sunset on Thurs and Sun, with a number of food stalls (the food itself is hit or miss, but the woodfire pizza is pretty good). The NT Museum and Art Gallery is worth a visit if only for the cyclone tracy exhibit. As you've probably already heard, spend most of your trip at one of the parks rather than in Darwin itself. over 10 years ago

  • +1 rating

    Advise on travel in Cambodia

    Definitely visit angkor wat as has already been mentioned (there are several temples in the area). I wish I had a chance to spend more time in Phnom Penh. As has already been mentioned Tuol Sleng is definitely a requirement, and will provide a good background on the genocide under Pol Pot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuol_Sleng_Genocide_Museum). Choeung Ek is a memorial on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Very sobering, but still an important place to visit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choeung_Ek). I also visited sihanoukville which i didn't enjoy. It is a resort town, but a big tourist trap. I would have preferred an extra day in Phnom Penh. over 10 years ago

  • 0 rating

    What injections should I get when traveling Cambodia?

    We didn't get any shots for our trip as nothing is required, only recommended. Some people we were traveling with had malaria tablets. Insect repellent is important. Preferably only drink bottled water. over 10 years ago