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Vandaag zijn we in Canberra geweest. Canberra is de hoofdstad van AustraliŽ en is geen 'natuurlijk' gegroeide stad. Het is allemaal gepland en ontworpen en dat is te zien ook! We zijn met de auto een berg (Mount Ainslie) op gereden om vanaf daar een goed zicht te krijgen over de stad. Daarna zijn we naar de …
The journey from Melbourne to Canberra was best described as long, bored and tiring. Taking us about 7.5 hours (and passing Mansfield!) we finally arrived in Canberra on Australia day and after checking into our motel in Queanbeyan, a suburb about 15 minutes from the centre we headed for Lake Burley-Griffin where they had been having celebrations …
Canberra was a very short, but have to say pretty intense trip too. The only people I met were either policeman or alcoholic. From the moment I got out from the bus I witnessed a fire in a cafe, got to stay with interesting alcoholic over 40 ladies (ended up to sleep on the outside sofa) and almost got hit by a kukuklokokoo bird however you call it. Apart from this, the green, the lakes, the parliament houses and some nice locals made my stay still worth ...
... school. All the children looked really smart and the teachers are really friendly and seem to love their job. I then drove Michael and I to the other school which Melanie and Xavier attend. Again a really nice school. I got to very briefly meet the children. After we went back home and Michael went to work. I had the day to myself to settle in, get to know the house and start unpacking. It was all very exciting!
Later Michael came home and drove with me to the kids schools to ...
... i was invited to lay a wreath at thier nightly last post ceremony which i did. A great honour indeed. Whilst doing this we got talking to another couple who were also laying a wreath (Peter and Elizabeth) and thier 40yr old son Christopher. They were lovely people and invited us to join them and thier friends afterwards for drink in the Hyatt hotel. How could we refuse. Apparently Liz is a splitting image of Christophers ex girlfriend so when ...
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