Lunch at 4pm at the Australian capital? Easy! That’s what you get from days of exhausting activities. We planned to leave at 8am, but we woke up very late so we were only able to depart at past 9am. Our friends drove us down to Canberra for over 3 hours, arriving at past 12pm. We chose to forgo of lunch, and went directly to check out the Parliament House of Australia.
Everyone finds it so peculiar why Australia’s capital is not Sydney nor Melbourne. Instead, it’s in a very quiet, and somehow, small city. Almost like a ghost town actually. But for whatever reasons, I guess they made the right choice.
Anyway, it was raining that morning so it was very cold. But thinking the sun would just come out later on, I went with wearing shorts and brought just a light jacket. Long story short, I was freezing the whole time in Canberra. Lesson learned!
After the Parliament House, we then proceeded to the Royal Australian Mint, lunch at Canberra Centre, and then the Australian War Memorial.
Parliament House of Australia
Royal Australian Mint
Where Australia’s coins are made.
4pm peri-peri chicken lunch at Nando’s, at the Canberra Centre.
War Memorial of Australia
Incredible works of art everywhere. The walls are made of mosaic tiles.
Great to have witnessed a Last Post Ceremony at the War Memorial (read more). My hair raised when the piper started to play!