…to South & Central, Australia
Posts include days 316-351 in chronological order. Click to read each short story.
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.
Experiencing the Australian Outback on the Oodnadatta Track
The Oodnadatta Track in Australia’s outback is a corrugated road in the desert, and offers amazing sunsets. You’ll also find abandoned ruins to explore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Throughout her wild 3-week journey backpacking 220+ miles in the California Sierra Mountains, Christy encountered freezing temperatures, pelting hail storms, and losing her way, but found trail family, incredible views, and experiences that would change her life forever. Hiking up and over ten different mountain passes gave Christy a lot of time to think about why her nine-year marriage was falling apart, gave her the chance to truly embody her individualism, time to make new friends, and the strength she would need on and off the trail. Her life could never again be the same.
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