In Canberra

Trip Start Sep 06, 2005
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Trip End Oct 16, 2005


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Flag of Australia  , Australian Capital Territory,
Friday, October 14, 2005

Well, we arrived in Canberra around 9:30 in the morning. Not much else to say really. We get our bags (they made it safely!) and head out into the taxi rank. We had never been to Canberra airport before, but thankfully it is pretty small, so we found the taxis easily enough, and I gave Vanessa a call to get directions. Ness directed us to her work (in the middle of a move today), and the taxi dropped us off there. It was really nice to be back in Australia - the trees, the roads, the cars, everything just rang of being home!

We meet Ness and she helps us get our bags into her car and over to her home. She gives us a spare key and offers to drop us off in the centre of town on her way back to work. We are exhausted (about 23 hours of travelling since we left Portland), but we don't want to lose an entire day just sitting around, so we agree and Ness drops us off.

We aren't sure where to go, but we see signs for Floriad - it is still on in Canberra, so we follow the signs to the annual flower show. Very nice displays, and we take quite a few pictures here - aiming for some interesting floral shots. We walk along the edge of the lake. Neither of us feel like going to any of the museums, but we wander around Civic for quite awhile looking at shops and such. We eventually meet up with Ness for the evening, and we go back to her place and order Turkish takeaway for dinner, which is different. Lavinia and I are exhausted from the 23 hours of travelling, and walking around in the hot Canberra sun all day - we are falling asleep during dinner! We meet Carl (Ness' boyfriend), before falling asleep for the evening.
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