Half a World Away: Living the Dream in a Land Down Under

By Alistair McGuinness

Travel | Paperback, eBook


The shark circled, Alistair swam frantically towards safety and his family waved excitedly from the shore, oblivious to the danger. While scrambling onto the beach, he realised that Australia was proving to be an exciting country. Months earlier, the migration seminars had promised endless summers, balmy evenings and a laid back lifestyle. But what is it really like? Thirteen years after arriving Down Under, Alistair has written a collection of short stories about living, working and travelling in Australia. During This time he has been on Walkabout with Aboriginals, kayaked alongside dolphins and learnt to catch his supper from the Indian Ocean. From the dizzy heights of Sydney Harbour Bridge to the scorched Outback, the stories capture the unique way of life that has made Australia a must-see destination.



Alistair grew up in suburban Luton (a large cosmopolitan town 30 miles north of London) where childhood adventures required a vivid imagination and often involved garden hopping, knock up ginger or scrumping. Family holidays were spent in Donegal, staying with his Grandmother in their large family home where she had once raised fifteen children. It was these annual trips that first made him realise that his Great Uncles were Seanachaís (Irish story tellers). After a few pints of Guinness, twin brothers Great Uncle Barney and Francis would enthral visitors with their recitations of life in the North West of Ireland. Alistair has never forgotten those magical evenings and now enjoys telling his own stories. 48 countries and four decades later, Alistair now calls Australia home. He lives between the beach and the forest with his wife, 2 young boys and a fun puppy called Peppi.


Less...

Alistair grew up in suburban Luton (a large cosmopolitan town 30 miles north of London) where childhood adventures required a vivid imagination and often involved garden hopping, knock up ginger or scrumping. Family holidays were spent in Donegal, staying with his Grandmother in their large family home where she had once raised fifteen children. It was these annual trips that first made him re...


More...


Login
admin

iAuthor

Just now

Make your presence felt. Be the first to post!

    1463861044 social-instagram-new-square1 Io6eZONw-01 Add to footer
Sitemap | Terms & Conditions
Privacy & Data

© 2018 iAuthor Ltd
Design: Splash | Web: MWW
partner-member BAI logo smaller