Tom Parry spent nearly two years travelling in Australia. After trying to establish himself as a drummer in a rock band, he is now a journalist with The Daily Mirror and has written travel articles for magazines such as Traveller and Wanderlust. He lives in North London with his wife Katia.
"A very readable and enjoyable tour of Oz that will only inspire the adventurous traveller to get off the well-trodden path and explore the wilderness that is one of this country's greatest assets. And if you're planning on a spot of hitchhiking, then the advice given here is not to be missed." Ian Waller, editor of Real Travel "Thumbs-Up Australia is Tom Parry's gripping, funny and enlightening account of an 8,000-mile hitchhike around Oz. In tow is his reluctant French girlfriend Katia, who would much rather be travelling in a 'Jagwar' than an endless assortment of road-trains, camper vans and Landcruisers. However, the people they meet provide a fascinating and highly colourful insight into the harsh Outback." Daily Mirror