I'm so used to seeing the sherry brand "Dry Sack", that it didn't register as a testicular disorder or whatever. It is getting to the time of year where I feel like drinking that sort of thing. Sherry, I mean.
I've always been mildly amused by "Calpis Water". I finally tried some, at Mikasa, an Asian supermarket in Colonia Roma Norte, México, D.F.. It was pretty innocuous stuff but not very appealing. It looks like milk of magnesia.
Questa, that does seem rather cool for almost summer in Oz. I imagine you are among the coolest parts, except for Tasmania (apples, wines etc) but that is still enviably warm. It is 4°C here, but that is normal in Montréal in almost winter.
Lagatta Good thinking, but the areas for wine growing are relatively small and irrigated.
South Australia is known as 'the driest state of the driest inhabited continent' and is very hot in summer. Adelaide has about 6 weeks a year when the daytime temp is over 38C and night time 29C. It is the hottest capital city
The dry winds come from the vast deserts north of the populated area, bringing temps of 45C and dust storms at times.
Travel! Set out and head for pastures new[br] Life tastes the richer when you’ve road worn feet.[br]Ibn Battuta[br]
You are talking about one of the world's best railway journeys. The train is called "The Ghan" short for the Afghan camel drivers who carried all the goods from the inland to the coasts and back in the days of early exploring and settling.
It used to only go from Adelaide to Alice Springs but in the last few years the link to Darwin was built and the train is booked out for months ahead by tourists and lovers of train travel.
Today it is a luxury trip, but I rode it back in 1964 when I was doing a solo drive around Oz. My plan had been to drive south from Alice but the police there forbade it as they had just finished a desert search for a family who perished in the area.
We compromised that I only had to train through the main desert and I could drive from about half way. I loaded my Morris onto a freight car and climbed aboard.
Then the old Ghan was a rickety, un-air-conditioned workhorse that mainly carried freight and intrepid passengers. It had a habit of breaking down. It was 3 days from Alice to Adelaide, but many of the areas get flash floods and it was common for the train to be stuck for 3-4 days waiting for the tracks to settle.
Now, of course, they re-routed the lines, built bridges and the sleek silver train that curves through fantastic scenery and serves 5 star cuisine is nothing like the old one, but it is still a bit of an honour to say "I travelled the OLD Ghan."