Thursday, May 25, 2006
Australia 101 - lesson 2a
Simpson Desert was named after a man who manufactures washing machines.
Bill Bryson says that it's difficult to determine exactly where the Australian outback begins. "To Australians anything vaguely rural is "the bush." At some indeterminate point "the bush" becomes "the outback." Push on for another two thousand miles or so and eventually you come to bush again, and then a city, and then the sea. And that's Australia."