Bonza Voyage

John Watters

ISBN 10: 1409206300 / ISBN 13: 9781409206309
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Sinopsis: Life seemed quite straight forward for John Watters; finish school, do a degree and get a job. Then, one day, he read about a country with so much space that nuclear explosions occasionally take place in the middle of it and nobody really notices. Immediately, his adventurous soul had been released.

Obtaining a job deep in the isolated Australian Bush, John attempts to explore the country from the inside out: first as a native, then as a tourist. From this perspective he is able to portray the real Australia with truly hilarious consequences before joining his fellow backpackers on a bus journey pilgrimage along the country's eastern coast.

With a heart-stopping skydive over The Great Barrier Reef, a close encounter with a crocodile, a humorous day out in the bizarre world of Aussie Rules football, and some of the most extravagantly exuberant characters on the planet providing a magnificent stage, Bonza Voyage truly captures the enchanting spirit of the long distant traveller.

From the Author: I have been reliably informed by my parents that back in their day there was no such thing as a 'gap year'. But then, back in their day there was no such thing as the internet, inflatable furniture or rotating washing lines. Do we really want to go back to such a primitive age? In fact, when they were growing up smoking was bring promoted as 'good for your health' and doctors actively encouraged parents to feed their new-born children whiskey in order to help them sleep.

Of course though, the damage caused by this is laughable compared to the sinful delaying tactics used by gap year students in order to try and avoid the inevitable, harsh realities posed by the working world. Perhaps they are right - after all, as a very wise man once said "the youth of today now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. They now are tyrants." And who was this wise man? The great Socrates in 400BC.

My point is that the youth generation have always been criticized for the changes they make to society and gap years are merely the latest victim. Unfortunately, the term is used so loosely that its merits will always be up for debate and I doubt whether a universal conclusion will ever be reached.

Are they a waste of time or do they provide an essential tool in young adult development? For me it was definitely the latter as I did not see it as an excuse to avoid work but instead a rare opportunity to experience a diverse culture, enjoy a proud heritage and search for acceptance. But I am not here to preach - I am here to tell you about my adventure and then hopefully you can make your own mind up. This is Bonza Voyage - the story of my gap year in Australia.

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