Countries Less Traveled Nauru
Nauru is a Country less Travelled because it is so far away, being right on the equator, because it is bankrupt and because it is full of wrecked Land Rovers and ghostly phosphate mining machinery. Yet it''s a fascinating island republic with a coastline of just 22 km and a population of 10,000 who were the second richest nation on earth some 15 years ago. Nauru''s wealth was bird droppings: phosphate used in fertilizer production. Now it''s gone and there is nothing to replace it except for the detention centre housing refugees caught attempting to enter Australia by boat. They talk to some of the last refugees. Finally Catherine and John are mistaken for Tidy Town judges.