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The narrator had a heavy Aussie accent and spoke a bit quickly and used some strange Aussie slang in the beginning,but after some time I adapted to this.There were some great introductions to things like the drovers,who were the cowboys of Australia and led very austere lives while being free in the vast emptiness of the desert.The opal miners in Coober Pedy that were in search of get rich quick schemes that didn't always pan out.The Grey Nomads,who are basically pensioners that wander Australia after retirement.My favorite part was where Sue takes some boxing training for a mere two weeks and then competes in a Tough Man contest,where she doesn't fare so badly.She takes on a lot of challenging,adventurous things in this book and at an advanced age.Things that many men would hesitate to try.She does this with a self-deprecating humor that gives the book a kind of charm.Having been to Australia for a short time two years back I was introduced to things I hadn't even considered doing.It is hard to really experience a place in a short time,yet that is the promise of short term travel everywhere.
Enjoyed the adventures and observations of the author as she traveled throughout the Outback, meeting various persons along the way and experiencing a host of careers or jobs as she went.