Learn from the Travel Experiences of Others
You jump in, content to be moving at last. You soon pass another hiker at the side of the road, and then the driver challenges a Ferrari on the straight.
The red sports car moves over; your driver kicks the pedal, and hits 160 km/h.
There are some oil paintings in the back of the car that the couple hope to sell around the pubs. They are not artists; it's just another way to earn a buck.
The ground outside is dry, yet the driver still flicks his cigarette out of the window. His wife scowls at him.
He tells her about the early settlers in Elizabeth, made for your benefit:
The woman was adopted by a Geordie couple, and challenges the driver again.
Australia is the
size of Europe, with barely any towns;
The vastness of the island/continent keeps many of the natives to their own patch, and so they brag and joke about their superiority, and the failings of others.
You can see it at first hand when you travel on the land. You learn to appreciate its size, and your encounters are among the colourful local characters, not just with travellers going the same way.
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