On the Wallaby Track: Essential Australian Words and Phrases
Think Aussies speak English? Think again! Between the strong accent, Aussie slang, Aboriginal words that have become a common part of speech, and words garnered from their United Kingdom-based history, understanding Australian English can be a challenge. After Laine Cunningham spent six months camping alone in the Outback, she wrote this book to help other travelers make the most of their vacations.
On the Wallaby Track contains most of what you’ll need to eat, sleep, and survive in the beautiful and astonishing country. And you won’t have to spend six months figuring it out! Many words and phrases are used in quotes from award-winning novels and nonfiction books by the same author. Enjoy this book, and you will enjoy more of your time Down Under.
Readers who enjoy The Secret, A Course in Miracles, and Paul Coelho's works will be drawn to this unique blend of Aboriginal folktales paired with inspiring and incisive award-winning essays.
According to Australia's ancient cultures, all creatures and things emerged from the Dreamtime. The Dreaming is not just a collection of lore or a long-ago time; it is a living energy that flows constantly through the universe. Our modern perspectives on love and friendship, illness and joy, life and the afterlife can be enriched with this ancient knowledge.
Open this book and take your own journey through the eternal Dreamtime. Along the way, you will discover that the ancient connection to god/goddess/the divine still resonates in your soul. You will discover your own truth.
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At twenty-seven, Laine Cunningham seemed to have it all: tons of friends, a college degree, plenty of all-night parties, and a secure job. Yet every morning she dragged herself through a life that was corporatized and overly industrialized, a life that falsely glamorized everything she was supposed to want. Guided only by a map pulled from an old copy of National Geographic, she camped in the Australian Outback for six months…and she did it alone.
Told with wry humor and sparked with suspense and warmth, Woman Alone conveys a desperate search that became a journey of comedy and compassion in a landscape that brought her peace.