Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country (Bryson Book 6)

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Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country (Bryson Book 6)

Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country (Bryson Book 6)

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If he had bravely reversed his percentages, perhaps the public - surely not as idiotic as he suggests - might have been more likely to follow suit. In the same period, for purposes of comparison, the Times ran 120 articles on Peru, 150 or so on Albania and a similar number on Cambodia, more than 300 on each of the Koreas, and well over 500 on Israel. The author describes his experiences on the train, the places the train passes through on its way to Perth such as the Blue Mountains and White Cliffs.

Leaving no Vegemite unsavored, listeners will accompany Bryson as he dodges jellyfish while learning to surf at Bondi Beach, discovers a fish that can climb trees, dehydrates in deserts where temperatures leap to 140 degrees F, and tells the true story of the rejected Danish architect who designed the Sydney Opera House. He reserves his funniest writing for those occasions when he encounters total frustration and annoyance. The shock was consistent with a large meteorite strike, but the impact would have blown a crater hundreds of feet in circumference, and no such crater could be found. My nonfiction books 'Paranormal Warwickshire', 'Illustrated Tales of Warwickshire' and 'A-Z of Warwick' are published by Amberley Publishing. From ancient fossils on the West coast that can be found there living in small colonies, to the gold rush of 1849, the same time frame as the ones in the USA and Canada.His bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods and Down Under.

However, when Bryson switches his attention to our Antipodean cousins, all of that angst immediately dissipates, and you can sit back and enjoy his particular talent for finding nuanced little stories in among the detritus of life and bringing them to life with his sparkling and witty prose.

Having visited several of the Australian locations in this book – Sydney, Canberra, Alice Springs, Uluru, Darwin, and the Great Barrier Reef, among several others - I loved reading about Bill Bryson’s experiences. These are interspersed with occasional excursions into the history, geography, politics or scientific facts and curiosities about particular places.

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