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Nov 29, 2004 - On to Canberra

Kevin: E & I picked up the rental car and swung by the hotel to get Liz, Bernie and the baggage. I hadn't driven on the "wrong" side of the road since my law school days in London, and it was a bit harder to get used to with E watching nervously over my shoulder (she was actually pretty good)! Nevertheless, we managed to make it out of the big city and onto the motorway, arriving in Canberra in time for lunch at the National Library. For those of you who don't know, Liz is a librarian, so she was pretty excited. I of course LOVE libraries,...

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Oct 22, 2004 - Rainy Canberra

There's not really a lot to say about Canberra and as we are severely behind on adding photos and updates to the site I won't say a lot. It's a very well planned city and very green, but it's also very quiet and quite dull and has nothing on other capital cities. The fact that it was raining pretty much the whole time we were there didn't help it's case either. We spent a night in Canberra, mainly to break the journey from Melbourne to Sydney, and visited the Parliment and war memorial which was very impressive.

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Sep 24, 2004 - Canberra

Booked into Crestview Caravan Park Queanbeyan for a week as Joy wants to see Floriade. Park not too good as we are in last site with gravel surface. Amenities a bit of a hike for someone limited as me. Very disappointed in Floriade, expected something more like Chelsea or Melbourne flower show. Wont bother again. Phoned Owen Cook and he managed to get all Class of 62 in Canberra to lunch with us - I think sole absentee was Iain Mac. Explained to all that, yes I had a traumatic time in 2003, but I have regained most of the weight lost and so...

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Aug 12, 2004 - Arrival At Canberra and ANU -Shelly

By: Shelly THURSDAY The flight was not so bad because I slept the first 10 hours! Upon my arrival in Canberra my old boss at UKY, Steve Yates and my buddy Nico met me. We all traveled to our hotels on Australian National University's (ANU) campus together. The time change is insane. It is 15 hours to Eric in South Bend. Have to think a whole day behind here! Does really feel like the bottom of the world.

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Living in Leuven

Jun 14, 2004 - Canberra

Today is free day here in Australia, her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. has her birthday today. With Andreas we decided that we will go to have a look on Canberra, Australian capital. It took us almost three hours to get there. Canberra is quite small city, it has around 300k people living there. The city almost no history, it was built in 1920s. We saw new parliament building, its totally integrated to hill on which is built. On the way back we stopped by Rob and Willie, they have lovely house close to Sydney. Willie prepared small BBQ, we...

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Jun 12, 2004 - To Canberra.

An early start for the 9am coach to Canberra, we arrived at the station early and had a cooked breakfast before we set off. The journey was ok, the coach a bit jumpy, and a stomach upset on a bumpy coach is not recommend (Garry has the bruises on his head to prove it!) We caught a taxi from the coach centre to Victor Lodge (who refunded our taxi!). Garry was very pleased as they have sky tv and will be showing the England/France game! After checking in we went for a walk around Canberra. We went to the national library and walked along the...

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Apr 25, 2004 - Canberra, ACT

We liked Canberra very much, much to the surprise of all Australian's. For those of you that don't know, Australia's capital city is very young having only being chosen as the new capital in the 1920's and construction started following a competition to design it. There are loads of things to see but the greatest attraction is the Australian War Museum and associated war memorials along Anzac Parade. The whole exhibition is free and is just superb - we highly recommend it. Lots of state of the art interactivity and real life model displays...

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Wedding bliss

Mar 7, 2004 - Canberra - the planned city

We left Bateman's Bay on Sunday morning for a short drive to Canberra on our way back to Sydney. Canberra is Aboriginal for "meeting place" and was chosen as a site for the new Capital in 1911 (diplomatically) half-way between Melbourne and Sydney. American architect Walter Burley Griffin won an international competition to design the city. Lake Burley Griffin was named after him (obviously). The lake also houses the Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet (can you spot it ?). We visited Parliament House and took a guided tour. It opened in 1988...

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Mar 2, 2004 - Melbourne/Canberra

Up really early today (though I almost slept through my alarm and, I know this will be shocking, didn't have time to take a shower) to get to the bus station by 7:00 for my trip to Canberra. The trip took 8 1/2 hours and included only one stop, for lunch in a place called Albury. Arrived in Canberra about 3:45 and headed to the hostel. This hostel (and I've found that the hostels in less travelled areas often have the nicest facilities and the most friendly staff) actually had a free shuttle that would drop off and pick up in town and...

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Colin's World Tour

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