Australia feels small for a continent, but vast for a country. It feels more like a collection of city states, each with its own rough backyard. Caught between seemingly unlimited mineral resources and a limited water supply, the cities prosper while the rest of the country is spread very thin. I heard the word remote a lot.
I like museums that make the concept of alternative realities tangible.
… there lives a penguin.
A cartoon character is the reason why I want to go there. The first train takes more than a day and only has one stopover in the early morning hours, just in time to get a good view of the sun rising in the Outback.