Tim Richards is a freelance travel writer whose work has appeared in publications around the world, including Lonely Planet's guidebooks. He fell into travel writing after living and teaching in Egypt and Poland, and is especially drawn to the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. He's a light-packing obsessive, and loves chasing down a story with a historical angle. He lives in Melbourne's lively central business district with his novelist wife, Narrelle M. Harris.
Braving crocodiles, Yellow Fever (a Vietnamese-run cafe, not the disease) and rail replacement buses, Tim takes us on an epic 7,000-kilometre voyage across Australia by train. Tim's engaging portrait of Australia's people, places, history and great trains is guaranteed to give you itchy feet ... --Mark Smith, The Man in Seat 61