Travel Blogs from Canberra
... at Canberra saw us go for a bike ride around Lake Burley Griffin. It had been an overcast afternoon in Canberra and the breeze made the cycle that little bit colder than usual. I’m not sure if it’s resilience or whether kids don’t feel the cold like us adults, but the students didn’t seem to notice the cold, or so it appeared to me. Maybe I was just too busy shivering to notice.
As per usual Questacon was a humongous hit. Lots ...
Hello, once again!
Wow, what a great day!!
It started with an action packed visit to Parliament House. Mrs D'Ath and Mr Hinchcliffe were waiting out the front to greet us. Not so long ago, they were at 'our place' but today we had the opportunity to visit 'their place'!!
We were taken on a tour to both the House of Representatives and the Senate and heard some interesting facts that we weren't already aware ...
... to Canberra, that was another long drive. It took us all day, we arrived in the city in the evening and checked in a caravan park. We had a nice shower and took advantage of the kitchen to cook enough for the next few days.
This morning we went to have a look at the city, starting with Mount Ainslie overlooking the city. Canberra was originally designed with the view from this mount in mind. We had ...
... however, I was only able to listen to half of the tour before I had to leave to catch my bus. Nonetheless, I learned quite a bit about the Australian political system, which to no surprise is very similar to that of Britain. The equipment used and the government rooms are pretty much all built like those in London. There is also an original "replica" of the Magna Carta on display in the parliament. In addition to all the government spaces, the visitor ...
... They kept that quiet in the museum! When I got to
the wonderfully artistic New Zealand memorial I realised that the antipodes
don’t seem to start wars, but rather volunteer to help others out. I couldn’t
help but admire their honour and bravery, but at the same time, something about
that made me feel that these great losses of life seemed even more tragic.
I made my way to Lake Burley-Griffin for one ...