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Travels With Bertha

Travels With Bertha

Paul Martin

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Two Years Exploring Australia in a 1978 Ford Station Wagon

In August 2011 The Irish Times reported that the number of Irish people who received working holiday visas for Australia increased by nearly 50 per cent compared to the previous year. In the current economic climate, Australia seems to be the destination of choice for the many recently emigrated Irish.

With their tendency to stay in main cities, particularly Sydney, how much of Australia do they really see? Travels with Bertha is the story of the real Australia. Martin extended a one-year working holiday visa into thirty months, and lived the colourful, precarious and occasionally solitary life of a 'backpacker' in various locations throughout Australia. Paul travelled extensively, visiting every State and Territory in Australia including a trip across the Bass Straits to Tasmania. In this and two other journeys across the continent, he travelled (and slept) in Bertha, encountering many fascinating characters and much of Australia's hidden history and landscape.

He also picked up fellow travellers of various nationalities: Australian, American, Canadian, Dutch, English, Finnish, Lebanese, Indonesian, German, Irish, Israeli and Swedish. Travels With Bertha is the perfect book for not only those planning on or dreaming about visiting Australia, but also those who have returned and want to relive their years Down Under.

A light-hearted travel book with strong historical content, Travels With Bertha details Paul Martin's two years spent travelling through Australia in a 1978 Ford Falcon station wagon. Guaranteed to give you itchy feet!

Additional Information

Author Paul Martin
Publisher Liberties Press
Publication date 9 Nov 2012
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781907593420

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