Rather the opposite sides of the spectrum.
19.01.2008 25 °C
Howdy!! It is I, again, but I bet you're not bored of me yet! Ahahaha... anyways. We are in Canberra! We arrived yesterday from Sydney, and it actually only took about three hours to drive here. It looked a lot farther on the map! The good news is I have a USB port, and therefore you get photos! Huzzah! The bad news is the meanies are charging me $8 an hour to use the internet. Poo. They only do it because they know we have no other internet cafe to go to... Ah well. Where shall I start?
Scooting back a couple of days, to Sydney! Aside from the couple scorching hot hours when we were labouring with heavy backpacks, trying to find our way to the hostel, it rained. And rained and rained and rained. Our second day in the city, it was kind of spitting rain, not too heavy, but enough that we really didn't want to risk going into the city to see the sights. So we went to the Sydney Aquarium instead! Very cool... here's a little fishy fishy:
It was still raining when we left the aquarium, so we went to a cafe for dinner, and then right back to our hostel to chill out before bed! The next morning we woke up, and much to our chagrin, it was raining harder. Since it was our last day in Sydney, we couldn't just sit out on the touristy stuff! So once again we braved the transit system, and found our way down to the harbor. Here is Cailan, right before we set out on our wet adventure:
Here's a shot from the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge, before we had been out in the rain for too long...
And here we are, after about a ten or fifteen minute walk, on the steps of the Opera House, cheerfully accepting the fact that we will never be dry again in our lives:
And yes! That was our adventure in Sydney! The next day we found our way back to the Greyhound Station (in the rain) and hopped a bus out here to Canberra. This is the capital city of Australia, though I don't think most people know that. It's very pretty here, lots of trees! Unfortunately, that's about it's only saving grace, hahaha! We can elect to go to the War Memorials, or, if we feel like a real adventure, the Bicycle Museum. Wow... it's not that there's not a lot to do I suppose, it's just that... yeah, there's not a lot to do. We probably should have picked up on this hint when we were the only backpackers on the Greyhound out here. That never, ever happens. The bus is always at least half full with other backpackers.
Ah well, it's a learning experience! One of many! We're going to head out in the next couple of days, probably to Melbourne, but perhaps we'll pick one more spot to stop along the way. The fun part about backpacking is how free you are to decide stuff! One or two days in advance is plenty! I suppose that's all I have to say for now, I'll update you again soon!!!!