My first trip to Australia was a bit strange. The hotel I was in for 3 months was next to the nursing university in South Australia. It had the closest bar to the campus. I saw students exit the bar and take a squat to empty their bladder just outside the Bar/hotel, sex on the public transportation bench 100 foot away, and the female students when they realized I was American start buying me drinks with hopes of being invited up to my room while I was twice their age. Life was good.The second trip was to Alice Springs. That place is a shit hole with nothing around for miles. Life sucked.
I always thought I'd make it to Australia. Perhaps it's as well I haven't made it after all.
Curtis,I was fortunate enough to hit Sydney on R&R from DaNang in Spring of '68 well before Western Civilization began committing slow-mo suicide. T'was a WONDERFULL experience!!!