Australian Memories

Discover Aussie Land and the Mysterious Red Center

Non-Fiction - Travel
83 Pages
Reviewed on 09/13/2016
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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

Australian Memories: Discover Aussie Land and the Mysterious Red Center by Ndeye Labadens is the first installment in a series featuring the author’s adventures through Australia. From the natural beauty of its lovely locales to fun activities like outdoor concerts, from the exquisite and gorgeous cafés of laid back cities to the glitz of high rise establishments, from the song of birds to the buzz of busy cities, the author reserves surprises for readers, unveiling hidden and somewhat not-so-noticeable gems of Australia. Here is a book that allows readers to get a feel of the culture, a glimpse of social interaction, and a good idea of Australian hospitality.

Told in an exciting and ebullient voice, this book combines elements of a great memoir with adventure to inform and entertain readers, opening their eyes to the wonders of Australia. Although the prose isn’t exceptional, it is friendly and the reader can feel the excitement as the author leads them on her adventures from Sydney to Tasmania, to Alice Springs, to Kakadu, to Darwin and to Melbourne. The narrative is punctuated with breathtaking images of touristic moments, fascinating sites, and landscapes. The author offers a feel of the Australian culture that tourists and visitors to Australia will find interesting and helpful. Australian Memories: Discover Aussie Land and the Mysterious Red Center by Ndeye Labadens can be read as an adventure of a tourist or an outsider’s view of the country. I found it engaging and surprisingly entertaining. This is one of the books to read if you are looking for fun ideas and information about Australia.

Louise A.

This was a really nice read about the Authors experience going to Australia for the first time. Both ups and downs are taken into account. And there are detailed descriptions of how the trip takes place. I have never been to Australia myself but this book made me put Australia on my travel list. The pictures made the book lively and fun to read.

T Allan


I was anxious to read the author's recommendations, given that I've always wanted to see Australia. I was not disappointed. There were great photos and useful information on places to stay, places to go, and places to avoid. I really want to try the hot chocolate in New Norfolk! This is a quick read with some great insights, especially if you have a trip to Australia in your future.

Jessy

It was fun reading the book. The description was great and made it lively. I always wanted to visit the place- This book made me know about the place better and I have now included it in my wishlist to travel to this place for sure. I really loved the pics which the author took while her travel which really made it more colorful. I would highly recommend this book for all the travel lovers, I'm sure they'll love it.

Robin Russel

I enjoyed learning about the places Ms. Labadens visited during her trip to Australia. Being one of the places on my travel bucket list, I have a much better idea of where I want to spend my time! I am anxious to learn more about the Aboriginal practice of "dreaming", thanks to the author's introduction. Thank you Ms. Labadens for the glimpse into the cities, "down under" and "on top"!

Susan

This quote is from the author at the end but explains the book so well. The author is a traveler and has learned to travel well. The book provides brief but fascinating introductions to lots of areas and it's clear:
"The constant moving taught her a valuable lesson: how to adapt to new environments and how to quickly find the best fare, accommodations, and local hot spots in a new city."

Wang


This book contains good tips on where to stay, eat and places to visit in Australia. Reading her book, make me want to visit this country soon. I know if I'll ever visit the place I have this book to refer to experience the best of Australia.

Amazon Customer

I live in the land down under and enjoyed reading the perspective of a visitor. Come back soon Ndeye and next time come visit the whales on the Fraser coast!