Countdown to Australia Trip: 19 days to go.


Whenever I think of Australia, Canberra is not the first city that comes to mind. I wasn't really aware of it's existence until I found out I had family there and talked to them. I knew  Brisbane and Sydney were big cities in Australia but I wasn't sure what Canberra was.As I've been doing a lot recently, you can find out a bit more about the city itself here at their website. They've got a neat little flipbook for things to do. As a side note, once you start using the flip book you realize that it's completely impractical for finding information :S It does take away from the monotony of staring at wordpress blogs though!

Things to do in Canberra

Forest bobsledding

I had no idea what this actually was until I found a youtube video on it. Defintely have to give it a try though. I'm not sure how fast you go or how to stop but the guy in the video goes down the track with a 3 year old while taping the ride on his phone. It can't be that crazy!

Parliament House

I found a few photos in Google Earth of the Parliament house. It's definitely a touristy thing to do but the building looks pretty interesting. . In going to to other countries, I would like to at least learn a little bit about their culture, history, politics and not just spend the whole time running and hiking! Very close to the Parliament house is this crazy looking tower on Black Mountain. Seems like the mountain offers a pretty good view of the capital region so I may check that one out. If there is a mountain, I feel obligated to run it.


On the outskirts of Canberra lies a little town called Queanbeyan. I've got family here and will try and meet up with them for a bit of a visit and a tour around the town.


I mentioned Mount Kosciuszko in my last post but it's actually south of Canberra and very close to Jindabyne, a smaller town outside of the capital. Hopefully they don't get much snow and I'll be able to make it to the top!I don't plan on spending too much time in Canberra so I won't put anything more in this post but I'll update it as I come across more interesting things to do!~Ross