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Now in Perth......

Posted by Caroline Smith Sep 13, 2010

So I've arrived in Perth safely after an uneventful flight from Singapore.  Temperature has gone from a humid 32C to quite a fresh 17C, glad I've bought some jumpers!  So.............  I never got my laptop working on the hotel internet in Singapore and the internet in the hotel in Perth is mega expensive so I am sitting in an internet cafe - something I've never done before!


I spoke to Geoff from the Western Australian Museum when I arrived and we'll be meeting up tomorrow to get some paperwork done - it's always refreshing to know that it isn't only the NHM that runs on paperwork and forms and more paperwork and more forms....................


Just like in Singapore I've ben struck already at how expensive things are since I was here last in 2006.  I suppose that is a reflection of the weak(er) pound and inflation.


So I've got six minutes left and I have a few more documents I need to print out etc so I had better go.  Sorry that this blog is a bit dry so far but there's not much to report.  Erica and Marlene from the NHM should be arriving on Weds and also Kath from University of Munster in Germany.  I've got some pictures and will try and think of a way to upload them.


Anyway, if you have any questions or general abuse please feel free to send!!








I'm on my way!

Posted by Caroline Smith Sep 10, 2010

Hello Everyone!!


Well here I am in the Studio M Hotel in Singapore, listening to the singers in the bar singing various old songs - they're actually quite good.  Unfortunately my laptop is struggling to connect to the hotel's internet so I will try and sort that out tomorrow.  I'm posting this using one of the hotel's computers.  I will be arriving in Perth on Monday and as soon as I get there it is full steam ahead with preparing for the fieldwork.  I really do think it's a good thing to break the journey in Singapore (or wherever!) as it is a long way to go in one go.  I do want to stress that this couple of days break in Singapore is NOT A SHOPPING BREAK - as certain, nameless colleagues suggested!  I've actually got various documents I need to prepare before I arrive in Perth and also I want to visit the very large (and apparently amazing) science and technology museum here in Singapore but I haven't decided if I will do that tomorrow or Sunday.


Anyway as this is not a particularly exciting post I will stop there.  Hopefully I'll get the laptop working tomorrow and I can upload some piccies etc.





Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith

Member since: Apr 9, 2010

This blog describes the adventures of NHM staff searching for meteorites in the Nullarbor Desert, Western Australia. Check out the blog to find out what they are up to and to see if they find any meteorites!

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