Australia (March 2002)
Ayers Rock is one of the most famous icons of
Australia, and rightfully so. Out of respect for Aborigine wishes, and
unlike lots of other tourists, I decided not to hike to the top of it.
Instead, I hiked around it -- a much more challenging task. In the
100-degree heat, it took me about two hours to circumnavigate "the rock,"
and what better way to celebrate a successful hike than having a kangaroo burger?