In a Sunburned Country
It's time for a little geo pop quiz. Eighty percent of all that lives here exists nowhere else on the planet. It is home to over 100,000 species of insects, one third of which have yet to even be discovered, and water goes down the drain backwards. If you guessed Nuku Hiva, the economic center of the Marquesas Islands in the South Pacific, you're absolutely... wrong.
The answer is Australia. Renowned world traveler and writer Bill Bryson has
written a new book about our fascinating, and often ignored, neighbor
down under. I recently sat down with Bill to discuss what he discovered
during his latest adventure south of the equator, and I asked him where
the title of his book In a Sunburned Country came from.
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