Australia (March 2002)
The barren Outback, as I discovered, is a land of
ingenious adaptations. In Alice Springs, I visited the "School of the
Air" where students in remote areas are taught via two-way radio, and the
Royal Flying Doctor's Service, which provides aerial medical service to
Outback residents. Another adaptation is the Road Train,
some of which are over 200 feet long. You need at least a mile of open
highway to pass these things.