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2013/01/27 Re-visiting Canberra, Australia
π 2013-01-27 01:01 in Australia, Trips
It had been 8 years since my first trip in Canberra, and thanks to Linux.conf.au 2013, I got to go back.

This time, I was able to score a much nicer flight in 1st class, which definitely made the long flight more bearable:


Straight off the plane in sydney, I actually took a bus to Canberra, which with 3H door to door, was simpler and just as fast, if not faster, than a plane while being faster. I dropped my stuff at the Uni accomodations and took my skateboard to Questacon to visit a few hours before they closed on that sunday afternoon:



Questacon
Questacon



They had a really good robot playing air hockey:



Next, I just quickly stopped by the Parliament for a later visit, and went by a few ambassies:




Tuesday, I had a day off from the conference, so I went to revisit the National Museum of Australia, which quite frankly I had somewhat forgotten about:




Rabbits spread out... like rabbits
Rabbits spread out... like rabbits




Next, I went to see the sculpture garden and the National Gallery of Australia







From there, I went to the Old Parliament House:



seeing the old equipment used up to 40 years ago was fun :)
seeing the old equipment used up to 40 years ago was fun :)

After the old house, which is now a museum, I went to the current/new parliament:

it has a nice view on the old one and the war museum all the way down
it has a nice view on the old one and the war museum all the way down



Kangaroo and Emu, nice emblem
Kangaroo and Emu, nice emblem

cute
cute



And that was it for Canberra. There was a little more to see, like the war museum, but I had seen it years ago, and didn't have the time to go back with the conference schedule.

Right after the conference was over, I went back to Sydney with Linus and Dirk for a flight to Lord Howe Island.

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