Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fact of the Day: Canberra

While Sydney and Melbourne are more famous, Canberra is the capital city of Australia. The city was chosen as a compromise between the two main rival cities. 

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  1. Yes Adam, something like that...and it's cold as charity in the winter is Canberra.

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  2. Had to go with the middle, hey diddle diddle

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  3. That's interesting Adam!

    Love,
    Dascha

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  4. That's news to me! I know disturbingly little about Australia, apart from kangaroos, surfing and Crocodile Dundee.

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  5. I learned this the hard way by losing a bet.

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  6. Canberra is a totally planned city and as Margaret writes at the top
    as cold as buggery in winter and as hot as hell in summer.
    You can drive around Canberra in RINGS - it is a ringed city.
    If you don't follow signs carefully you will get dizzy and never get to your destination!!!
    The Embassy precinct is one of the tour areas............some of the Embassy buildings are mind boggling. Very little protection to be
    seen.
    It really is a wonderful place to visit with the various museums.
    Eateries are first class........public servants, politicans and diplomats like good FOOD.
    If you visit Australia, Canberra should be on your'bucket list".
    Best way to get there is by train from Sydney.............the day trip to see our wonderful countryside. Takes about 5 hours or a bit more.
    Oh by the way - TURNIP TOP still has not appointed an Ambassador, well not one who has been accepted......golfing buddies are NOT WANTED here, but I am pleased to report that the Chargee d'Affairs or
    Chief of Mission is doing a very good job. He is a professional diplomat from the State Department. Hopefully your Secretary of State will upgrade him to Ambassadorial rank. ???????? Please Secretary Rex.W Tillerson before Turnip Top sacks you also.
    Cheers
    Colin
    Ps: For readers who couldn't work out that quote I gave
    the answers tomorrow...........you will be surprised.

    Pps: Re visiting Australia..........Texans need not apply as residents of any of your Springfields for Visas.

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  7. I don't know enough about Australia. But I do know that I'd love to visit it!

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    1. Well Martha as you are a Canadian you are more than welcome.
      However, don't come in February unless you love SAUNA conditions
      and I suppose being a Canadian the cold is no real problem but if it is avoid AUGUST !!
      It is the month of cold winds from the South Pole and for reasons unknown and certainly annoying - the month of the common cold and the flu !!!
      Cheers and welcome
      Colin

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  8. I taught third grade, and we studied Australia and Europe. Given my love for geology, my kiddos could probably find Uluru (Ayers Rock) faster than Canberra. Our third grade team used to share the teaching of the continent Europe, so the members could each teach about their favorite countries. I aways picked Iceland because it was not continental in formation, and it had such fascinating geology. It was fun to contrast Australia with Iceland, because Australia is tectonically pretty quiet and Iceland is actively splitting apart and spewing lava!

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