A review of Bill Bryson’s “Down Under”. A funny, factual and entertaining look at Australia and all it’s unique quirks.
The story follows a young shepherd from Andalusia (that’s the Southernmost region of Spain including Gibraltar on the tip that almost touches Morocco). Like most travellers, he spends most of his youth dreaming of seeing the world but finds himself faced with a decision – buy more sheep, become a man and settle down or risk it all and follow his dreams.
The story of a young woman who finds herself emotionally lost after the death of her beloved mother and with no idea how to carry on living her life, she stumbles upon a book about the Pacific Crest Trail that runs from Mexico to Canada along the west coast of the USA and decides to undertake an epic 1100 mile (1770 Km) journey.