Red Earth Diaries, Jason Rebello

A one-way ticket to Australia…two months of travel…and a shoestring budget.

In Red Earth Diaries we meet Jason and Ambika, a newlywed couple who migrated to Australia with the hope of a fresh start. However, unlike most migrants, they made a bold decision to postpone their settlement plans, throw caution to the wind and backpack in Australia on a shoestring budget. Their intention was to learn about the country and its people first-hand … a land they would someday call home. Swimming with sharks, cuddling cute koalas, chartering private helicopters, venturing deep into ancient rainforests, and getting to know plenty of locals – the couple had incredible experiences in this stunning country.

Their travel story is interwoven with snippets of history and provides the reader with a glimpse of Australia as viewed through the eyes of newly arrived migrants. Join Jason and Ambika on their spectacular journey of discovery. Red Earth Diaries is founded on four primary pillars: a migrant’s journal, a travelogue, a delve into Australian history, and an inspirational tale.

The central message of the book is for everyone to chase their dreams – however distant and impossible they may seem. Moving to Australia has been one seemingly impossible goal the author had set decades ago, and he likewise urges the reader to shed all reservations and to dream the wildest dreams possible. The Preface of Red Earth Diaries is called Dreamtime, and in it, the author describes the evolution of his journey to this strange and peculiar wonderland.

As a travelogue, the book harkens to all travellers as well as migrants who are already in Australia or who are thinking of making the move to this beautiful country. The book also contains stories of local Australians the couple met along the way. In it you will meet, amongst others – Helen, a 10-Pound-pom; Rowland Mosbergen, a sprightly man in his eighties who survived the horrors of WWII in a remote jungle in Bahau; Rafael and Nadia and their three kids based in Research, Victoria; Ranjit, a practising surgeon and his wife who are based in Kew, Melbourne. The travelogue aims to deliver an essential message to all migrants in Australia – to not take this country for granted and to try to understand and embrace its culture first.

Red Earth Diaries is an incredible memoir, travel guide, and history book rolled into one that will take its readers on a moving and memorable journey across the vast expanse of Australia! The author of the book, Jason Rebello, shares his story of how he and his wife Ambika migrated to Australia and it makes for an inspirational and beautiful read!

I adore travel books and have read many before and I have to say Red Earth Diaries is one of the most unique and endearing I have read! This is thanks to the fact that it is weaved with history and an inspirational couples story and it makes for an enchanting read that will inspire anyone to pursue their dreams, no matter how big or scary they may be! If you are a reader who adores travel memoirs or memoirs in general then Red Earth Diaries is for you as it is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of reading!

Red Earth Diaries will introduce the reader to the author and narrator of his own story, Jason Rebello. Jason in his book shares how he and his wife who were newlyweds at the time, migrated to Australia with the hope of a new beginning. Instead of settling right away, they decided they wanted to travel Australia to really learn about all it has to offer and meet the people. So together they embarked on a backpacking journey on a very tight budget and explored all the wonders of Australia before eventually settling after having fallen in love with the country and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Red Earth Diaries!

I adore memoirs because they give the reader insight into a person’s fascinating life. In particular, I love memoirs with travel themes because the reader is whisked away on a journey and if the author of such a biography is brilliantly descriptive about the places he and or she visits, the reader will feel as if they are right there experiencing every moment the author is. Red Earth Diaries written by the extraordinary Jason Rebello is just this type of read; it is an incredibly powerful travel memoir that whisks the reader away to Australia. The reader thanks to the author’s impeccable descriptions will feel as if they are right there and this was a truly stunning feeling!

The profoundness in Red Earth Diaries is sensational, and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book. Jason Rebello effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in his readers as well as compels them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading Red Earth Diaries at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as engrossing; his incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how he was able to do this. As well as Jason Rebello writing his book in an incredibly compelling way, he also is excellent at describing the settings and places in this book. His beautiful descriptive writing of Australia will make the reader feel as if you are right there, this is how I felt, and because I did, I felt as if I was with Jason and his wife Ambika on their journey and that for me was incredibly wonderful.

As Red Earth Diaries is a remarkable, memorable, and compelling piece of nonfiction I am going to award this book five stars! If you are a reader who adores travel memoirs then do read this book as the story between its pages will entertain you for many days and nights.

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers!

Amazon USAmazon UKGoodreads

Author: WebsiteKoboBookTopiaBarnes & NobleGoogle Books

Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments