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Australia War Museum in Canberra

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Canberra is a very beautiful city. The parliament buildings are in the center, to one side of the man-made lake Burley Griffin. Across the water from Parliament Buildings is the Anzac parade and the Australian War Museum. The War Museum is a beautiful building in itself. It has a massive amount of Australian war history in all the exhibits, ranging from World War 1 right up to current peace-keeping missions. I found the World War 2 information and Vietnam displays the most interesting. The photo above was just outside and displayed…read more

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Crazy backroads

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Made the trip down from Goulburn to Queanbeyan yesterday. The trip was in two sections. A very mild mannered drive from Goulburn to Bungendore along some beautiful “backroads”. The roads are nice but 2 lanes and quite narrow and the speed limit is 100, so it’s technically a highway. They could have made the roads straight but as usual they made it very windy. It’s doesn’t move back and forth as much as the mountains but consistently has long sweeping curves.  Bungendore is a sleepy little town with a bunch…read more

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Chillin in Goulburn, NSW

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Sooo, I suck at updating my blog? Recap: I flew into Sydney, took a train to Circular Quay, met up with a friend named Imogen and took the ferry over to Manly. Done. I was at Manly Backpackers for a few days.  I went to the Commonwealth bank as soon as I could to make sure all my money was in order. 0 dollars? Damn. My money is not in good order. After activating the account, the money was actually transferred into the account and I was ready to roll….read more

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