Cotsi wrote:Another excellent trip report, mate - really enjoyed it particularly the video. Why did the woman next to you have an attitude to the crew? I worked at Ansett Australia when I was studying at university - 99% of people are great but there are always one or 2 dickheads who have an attitude and want to cause trouble over the most minute "issues". The 717 is a great airplane - reminds me of the 727 which was my favourite to fly....love the way it used to "sink" onto the runway when it was landing.
Canberra is an excellent place to spend a few days. Being a federally funded city/territory, it has quite good facilities and infrastructure. When I was an attorney, I used to go there and to the neighbouring NSW town of Queanbeyan for court - in winter, you have to fly down the night before as the airport often gets fogged in and the courts won't allow you to be late. When ever I go down now it is usually to see friends or if there is an exhibition at the Australian Art Gallery. The War Memorial is a very moving place - you could spend an entire day there and still not see anything: it makes one appreciate the efforts that our soldiers did for us all including my grandfather who fought in Europe in World War 1.
I quite like the new Parliament House - the last time I was there, Parliament was sitting so we were able to watch it in the House of Representatives (green chamber) - I love that you can park you car under the building and then walk up and only go through security when you actually enter the building.....typically Aussie attitude to things.
Look forward to you next instalment.
VapourTrails wrote:Hi - thank you for putting up this trip report. T3 at SYD is awesome. It's good you made some time to wander around before your flight. Be interesting to see how being at SYD compares with that atmosphere once the new airport at Western Sydney opens. I am really glad you liked your first experience of Canberra. You definitely made the most of the time and saw a lot of sights. I am glad you got the opportunity to get up close to the roos! Did you use the walking track to the summit of Mount Ainslie? I've done it once, and am planning on doing it again this winter. Not as fit now, but I like the reasonable challenge! Mount Pleasant near Mount Ainslie is also a worthy mention for a Canberra visit. Not as high, but I think the view is better, a different angle. You picked a good time of year to visit too by the way. Look forward to the next trip instalment!
RyanairGuru wrote:Thank you for this trip report, and I am really glad that you enjoyed your stay in Canberra! It really is incredibly underated, and living here you do get used to being asked "why?" when you tell someone from anywhere else in Australia that you live in Canberra. Glad you enjoyed your 717 flight too. I really like them.
MedFlyerArg85 wrote:didn't know about the new airport!
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