6.27.2014

Winter Road-trip: Wagga Wagga and Canberra

Being from Canada, I don't normally associate winter with road-trips. However, when you're living in a country where snow isn't a factor (unless you're going "to the snow" - more on that in a future post), road-trips can take place year-round. The first road-trip in a new country is always memorable as you adjust to different rules of the road, driving styles, spatial layouts and miscellaneous hazards (kangaroos, etc!). These days many places will have both manual and automatic transmission options allowing you to rent a vehicle that you're comfortable and giving you one less thing to worry about.



"Stay Left"

Driving on the left side of the road takes some getting used to (easier the second time around even if it has been 3 years) and isn't recommended until you've had a few days of moving about the city as a pedestrian. This allows you to get familiar with how the traffic lights work and which direction to look for for oncoming traffic. You may still need to repeat "stay left" to yourself a few times when you do your first drive, especially when exiting driveways or making right-hand turns. There may even be moments where you gasp when you think you see cars driving by without drivers.

Stay Left!
       
 Highlights:

Sharing the experience with a dear friend I haven't seen in months.

Nine degrees!













Making new friends. They say Aussies are very friendly.
Hello Emu! 


The only time you can forgive yourself for eating all these goodies.

How did those almonds get in there?


























Going to places with names that you can't stop repeating.

"The place of many crows" according to wikipedia

























Exploring the capital. (No, it's not Sydney or Melbourne).























Parliament House in Canberra

























Walking on water at the National Gallery

Three days of nice driving weather and no roadkill on our behalf.

Road-trip skies

'Til we meet again

Wishing you safe and memorable summer road-trips back home!

*S*


9 comments:

  1. You always eat those goodies!

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    1. But not at the same time!

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    2. SG: I have a feeling you had more goodies in the car than just that!? Don't be so modest.. :P

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    3. Only ones you were trying to unload haha

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  2. Love the walking on water pic!

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  3. SG: Pretty lucky to've scored some lovely Aussie winter weather ;)

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    1. Definitely! Only felt like winter in Canberra at night.

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