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Episode Info: If you plan on going on a serious backpacking trip to Australia, this episode is for you. About this episode Oliver and I met in 2016 whilst we were backpacking up the East Coast of Australia. We quickly became good friends when we were learning to surf during a bootcamp-style week of riding the waves. After traveling in a group all the way up to Brisbane, we went our separate ways. Oliver has the best stories of that little era, as he went into the desert to work on a melon farm. The outback is filled with colorful characters, and the hilarious stories shared in this episode reflect just that. After traveling through the Whitsundays and all the way up to Cairns, Oliver moved down to South Australia to work on an orange farm, which was a different, but equally interesting experience. After that, he went West to work at a dolphin sanctuary. All in all, there are many good travel tales in this episode with one of my favorite people from the United Kingdom. The show Episode contents 00:04:20 – A wild arrival in Australia & the drinking culture 00:18:10 – Surfing bootcamp 00:31:50 – Melon-picking in the middle of the desert 00:40:50 – People losing their minds in the desert & getting into trouble with the law 00:55:45 – Orange picking in South Australia 01:09:05 – Dolphins and crocodiles on the West Coast 01:21:00 – Ways to travel 01:50:18 – Working on a dog farm and hunting wild boars 02:05:25 – Australia is fantastic 02:14:00 – Beauty of nature in New Zealand and Australia Clips & links Mentioned videos Mentioned locations Recording details Recorded on April 21, 2019; in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Polarizer Podcast is brought to you by… ONNIT Onnit is a health & fitness juggernaut dedicated to delivering total human optimization to its vast customer base of athletes, thinkers, fitness gurus and entrepreneurs. Through a wide array of products and supplements, Onnit combines cutting-edge science, Earth Grown Nutrients and time-tested strategies to help people reach peak performance. Get up to 10% off your entire order by using this link or by using the promo-code POLARIZER. ALLERT, The ultimate iPhone app for travelers with food allergies. Allert helps you warn people about your food allergies in 44 different languages with no data connection required. Amazon Use this link to give the show a kick-back with every purchase you make. It costs you nothing and comes out of Amazon’s end. The post #20: Living out of a backpack in Australia for a year appeared first on The Polarizer.
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