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Old 06-09-2009, 06:41 AM   #1
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Several of you have said how you'd love to come and visit Australia one day, and I wondered if any of you had read "Down Under" by Bill Bryson? It's the story of his travels around the country, and is full of anecdotes and witty humour. Give it a go!
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Several of you have said how you'd love to come and visit Australia one day, and I wondered if any of you had read "Down Under" by Bill Bryson? It's the story of his travels around the country, and is full of anecdotes and witty humour. Give it a go!
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Thanks, Sandy. I've wanted to see Australia all my life. It will be a fun read, I'm sure.
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I have read it. It is great. His books are fantastic. I will get to Australia in a few years. My first big trip will be a photo safari in Africa. I have been to NZ and loved it. Brought back a border collie.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:21 AM   #5
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I have read it. It is great. His books are fantastic. I will get to Australia in a few years. My first big trip will be a photo safari in Africa. I have been to NZ and loved it. Brought back a border collie.
I went to South Africa several years ago and it was magnificent! I was so excited when I saw a herd of elephants with a couple of babies crossing the road right in front of us - what a sight. We stayed at a private game lodge where giraffes came in to beg from the kitchen, sticking their long necks through the door and down the length of the room,zebras wandered around, and monkeys came down from the trees and stole things off the tables. What a place. I'm sure you'll love it there.

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I'll keep an eye out for it!
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:16 AM   #7
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K9 - a couple of my African photos. It's paradise for animal lovers.
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Great photos, Sandy.

I'm going on a trip to Cameroon (West central Africa) in January and hoping to see some of the animals. Going with a church group to put a steel roof on a church built in a very rural village called Madingrig. We'll be roughing it and staying in the poor village without amenities that we're used to, but I'm getting very excited.
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:31 PM   #9
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Sounds like a perfect book for me! I'll definitely look it up in the library catalogue and see if they have it! Thanks for sharing with us Sandy
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Elsasmom, love the sound of your trip to Cameroon - doing some good work too by the sound of things. Hope you get to see the animals - they are magnificent.

Steven - I hope you can get the book locally - I think you should as Bill Bryson is American (from Iowa I think???) though lived in England for a while. All his books are humourous and easy to read, and on a great variety of topics. Hope you enjoy "Down Under" anyway.
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