Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Book: One For The Road by Tony Horwitz
In the mid 1980s the author moved to his wife's native Australia. His curiosity and with a travel itch that needed satisfying, Horwitz decides to hitch hike the country (a small part) of Australia to learn more about the country and the people. Along the way he finds that distances in the outback are calculated in the amount of beer drunk.
As with any good travel book, the author focuses on the people he meets along the way. The author makes additional comments about hitch hiking and a profile of both parties involved in the temporary riding along the roads of Australia.
I always enjoy reading about travelers in Australia and Horwitz has supplied this most recent read. Arm chair travel is still my style. I certainly will not hitch hike with the prospect of turning to a mummy at the side of the road waiting for a ride.