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July 2017 began at the tip of the desert of South Australia. We stayed with an adventurous spry 73-year-old woman in the quirky mining town of Coober Pedy, where a majority of the homes are actually built into caves. I truly have never experienced a deeper sleep than we did in our bedroom down under, literally.
From there, we cruised up to the Red Centre, where service stations and cell service was few and far between, but there was no shortage of unique characters and landscapes. Experiencing the harsh climate boggled my mind how Aboriginal people managed to thrive for 50,000 years, making them perhaps the oldest living culture (of course, there is much variation within Aboriginal communities).
We did a Help Exchange at a coffee roaster in Alice Springs with a lovely couple while we lived on a converted school bus in addition to a camel farm just outside of town where we generally took care of tasks around the house as well as edit an autobiography of an Aboriginal woman,
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Just north of Alice Springs, we hit our first car problem with a flat tire. We had a spare and were prepared to fix it ourselves, but two kind gentlemen pulled over and ended up doing it all themselves, explaining that they have all been there and it is never a fun ride to be stuck in the middle of Australia.
Eventually, we worked our way to more tropical landscapes – water is life! We did another Help Exchange with Stephen at his plants nursery. I created his website by day and slept in the cozy caravan by night.