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There’s Alice

The Other Australia

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Many travelers to Australia know the big cities–Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth. Every American that does a work holiday Down Under will undoubtedly take away memories from Australia’s pristine beaches and well known urban spots, but few take the intrepid journey to its famous Outback.

We did.

If you want to know what the middle of nowhere looks like, look no further. Of course we mean this in a good way; there’s really no other place on Earth like the Outback. And in this far away place, right in the middle of the country, is a town called Alice Springs. A world within itself, Alice offers stunning views and outdoor treks through rugged terrain. Plus you’re literally in the middle of nowhere. How many people can say that?!

There’s also the wildlife–wild kangaroos, wallabies, giant lizards, and one of the deadliest snakes in the world. No worries, as the locals say. If you’re looking for a break from Australia’s urban scene, give this place a try. Our only regret is not staying longer.

Oh yeah, we got to ride camels, too.

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