…to South & Central, Australia

Posts include days 316-351 in reverse chronological order. Click to read each short story.

The Nullarbor Plain

Driving the Nullarbor Plain is like driving through Kansas. It’s more remote than driving to Alaska through the Yukon in Canada. I went hours between roadhouses. There no towns in sight.

Am I Being Lured Into a Bad Situation?

I ended up in the corner of the yard in an old indoor/outdoor shed full of random tools. Dust and rust covered most of the items. There was a dummy dressed in old clothes that was hunched over in a strange position. It looked like something out of a horror movie. I started to freak out a little bit as Allan continued to follow me around the isolated corner.

Chance Encounters

Solo traveling gives you the opportunity to meet people from all sorts of backgrounds. One evening in Australia, I met someone at a high level in politics.

Standing Up For Yourself In A Helpful Way

I bought a used car in Adelaide and within less two weeks, one tire had a slow leak. I was also told that I needed four new tires. I decided to go back to the dealer and ask for the money.

Wine Tasting in South Australia

Clare in South Australia offers many wineries that are easily accessible by riding a bike on a beautiful dirt path. I recommend using e-bikes.

Candy Lady – The Taste of Alice Springs

Alice Springs is a remote desert town. We checked out the desert park and explored downtown. Then we came across a strange candy lady.

Australia’s Red Center

Australia’s “red center” offers a true outback experience. From hiking Uluru, camping, riding a camel into the sunset, and hiking Valley Of The Winds.

Getting Sick In A Vast Desert

As we drove hundreds of miles in the red center of Australia, Brittany felt worse by the minute. What do you do when you’re sick in the middle of nowhere?

Adventures In An Underground Town

Coober Pedy has a lot to see – from underground homes, an underground church, old mine shafts, and a vast desert. It’s truly a unique town.

Australian Outback Serial Killers

There are 2,000 unsolved missing persons, 500 unidentified remains. The majority of Australia is a vast desert, making it the perfect place to kill.

Buying a Car in a Foreign Country

It’s complicated buying a car in Australia when you’re American, but it’s the best way to drive into the outback. There are a lot of options to chose from, which can be difficult.

Just Keep Living

Sometimes it’s forced at first, but in order to live and find happiness again, you have to live. You may not feel like it. You may want to wallow in your emotions. But you have to keep going. You have to pick yourself up and force yourself to be part of this world. Eventually, it won’t be a chore.

You’re Going to Get Into a Stranger’s Car?

Two years earlier, I met a guy named Matt at a bar in Los Angeles. We stayed in touch and he is from Adelaide. He picked me up and showed me around the city. We stopped for sushi and I was happy to have him around.

Life in Adelaide

I went wine tasting, watched the sunset on the ocean, learned about hailing busses and relaxed during many rain storms.

Don’t Get a Speeding Ticket in Australia

Australia has speed cameras all over the place. I was pulled over by an officer, issued a ticket and the fine was $438! I highly recommend you pay it.

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