WHEN I FIRST HEARD that I would be traveling to the Outback, my mind ran through just about every cliche imaginable. I had visions of sitting in a sweltering bar, flies buzzing around my head, drinking a cold stubby, only to have the bar door thrown open as Mick Dundee burst through wrestling a crocodile.
Corny? Of course. Tourist ignorance? Clearly. A travel fantasy of mine? Most definitely. The Outback that I experienced over the next two weeks was quite the contrary of my preconceptions. I learned a lot about so many different things: the land, the people, the grub, the wildlife, and the rich history that makes the Outback so special.
I hit the ground running the second I landed in Alice Springs. Here are some of the highlights from my itinerary.
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