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Secret Confessions of a Backpacker: My Adventure Down Under. [Kindle Edition]

L.K. Watts
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Laura is about to embark on a once in a life time opportunity. Granted a twelve month working holiday visa to travel Australia, Laura wants to make the most of every experience that comes her way. Based on a real life account, these stories highlight what can happen on a remarkable year away. Laura invites you to read these candid stories, tales of adventure and excitement, and she also shares with you everything she didn't mention in her weekly telephone conversations back home.
With more twists than a corkscrew, this book won't be what you expect.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1172 KB
  • Print Length: 157 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492188220
  • Publisher: Smashwords (21 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YLNU94
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #213,165 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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L.K. Watts writes an eclectic range of books. Her first two stem from her worldly adventures in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Often described as hilarious these books are fresh and funky and reflect L.K.'s personality perfectly. She's travelled the Trans Siberian Express in Russia and Mongolia and has done a ten week stint of conservation volunteering in Ireland.

When she isn't out making the most of life and living it to the max, she writes women's fiction. Her debut chick lit novel is her third book to be released.

But do not be fooled. L.K. is currently writing something that will make the most unshockable person gasp.

At the moment L.K. lives in the U.K with her partner and two adorable dogs.
She can be found most days swimming in her local pool and having coffee with her friends.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The spirit of adventure lives! 21 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Laura Watts tells it like it is, warts and all, in this candid account of her adventurous year down under. With so much of the world now explored, adventure has taken on a new flavour with the young people of today, but it nevertheless takes courage to fly to the other side of the globe without on the ground support and get stuck in. That approach, of course, is what made Australia the country it is and Laura fitted right in, although not without a few tense moments along the way.
Her candid descriptions take away a lot of the myth about young people travelling yet she makes clear the risks and problems that may need to be faced and dealt with. At times laugh-out-loud funny, her descriptions of life in backpacker hostels are vivid and entertaining. One feels the people she met come to life as she shares events with them, describing many of these and the variety of jobs she takes in intimate detail.
To some her approach to life might seem slightly shocking, even frivolous; others will say "I would never dare do that," but her vitality shines through and she truly demonstrates what having the spirit of adventure means when you are just twenty something in the modern world.
Written in a easy to read style, Laura's openness about her life and attitudes is both and encouragement for those who would follow in her footsteps and an intimate sharing of her own excitement and enjoyment of life. Whilst recounting many of the pitfalls that can beset a backpacker in a foreign land, her story is also uplifting and hopeful.
This is a book all young adventurers should read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me turning those pages! 27 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book really did keep me fascinated - I read it cover to cover over two long nights, struggling to believe all the antics the author got up to!
She certainly isn't afraid of her sexuality, and it oozes out of the pages of the book - it's a racy, risque memoir, and not for the faint-hearted!
As she travelled around Australia and New Zealand, Laura tried a bit of everything, from rafting to paragliding to outback adventuring - and it was always fascinating to see what happened as a result. She met and interacted with so many people on the trip - to read the book is to get a great insight into the often friendly, sometimes weird, always thrilling and occasionally downright scary world of the backpacker! I'd done a little of this myself, and can vouch for how bizarre the experiences can be - from stalkers to passionate romances, adventures to accidents of serendipity - it's all here, and told in such a way that you can't doubt for one second that this is The Truth. The whole truth - and the no-holds-barred truth!
A very entertaining read.
Tony
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read to get you psyched up for backpacking 15 Jan 2012
By Eziz
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Read this on my Kindle on the lonnnng plane journey from UK to Oz a couple of days ago. Interesting to read about Laura's exploits. Looking forward to my own adventure over the next year. Bring it on!!!
P.S. This is SO cheap on Amazon - if you're interested in Australia, New Zealand, backpacking, hostel-life, the freedom of travel, relationships etc you'd be mad not to buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book, a MUST read!!!!! 8 Jan 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I absolutely LOVED this book!! Laura's adventures certainly have made me much more aware, i myself am a bit of a home bird but this book has made me realise there is so much more out there, so much to see and do! Her journey is amazing! The way it is written is just perfect i felt like i was with her living it myself and couldnt wait to turn each page to see what happened next! I would highly reccommend this book to anyone, it is exciting, sexy and thoroughly enjoyable to read- she had me laughing along all the way through!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok.....could have been better 14 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this to gain a bit of an insight of the backpacker experience in Australia. While it did keep me entertained, it should be noted that the author has written this in a format of a diary and she is in her late teens. While her adventures can be entertaining and funny at times, there is an equal amount of complaining when things don't go her way, particularly with her boyfriend. I can't blame the author for not having developed a great style of writing as this appears to be her first effort.... but sometimes I found myself cringing at how badly written some parts were.

Overall a good effort. If you can look past the shortcomings above you'll have an entertaining read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great adventure and a great read! 17 July 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
A great read. entertaining, funny, and honest. I've never been to Australia, But L.K. Watts wrote weaved her tales in such a way that now I, at least, feel like I've been there, sharing a wonderful adventure with the author.
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