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Exploring Canberra

Posted by Anne Marie Serrano on April 1, 2008

This week has been about exploring our surroundings by foot and taxi. The apartment is in a very nice suburb – Kingston. Across the street is a cricket stadium (?) or field. Every day there are guys out there playing. It looks very odd. CricketWithin three to four blocks there are two shop areas with restaurants and food stores, bakeries, and small grocery stores. It seems hard to believe that all the restaurants can stay in business but they all seem to be busy.


fyshwick-markets.jpgOn Saturday we went to the Fyshwick Fresh Food Market- not unlike our farmers markets. There were some strange fish I’d never seen before a a really creeping looking thing called a “bug” – looked like a giant (fist size) flea – reddish like a cooked lobster and not anything I would want to try very soon.


From there we walked back to the apartment, dropped off some purchases and grabbed a taxi to go back to the Woden Center – the shopping mall we went to on our first official day in Canberra. After getting our Australian cell phone numbers, (see the Contact button for the number) we wandered and got familiar with the shops in the mall. There wasn’t anything really unusual there.  We called it a day and went back to the apartment for dinner.

Sunday was an interesting shopping experience. There is a great Sunday Market with crafts, food, music, and great people watching opportunities. They have jewelry and ugg boots, antiques and roasted peanuts, fresh baked breads and sauces, honeys and teas. They also had lots of free samples – I felt like one of the old folks who go to Sam’s Club or Price Club for their lunch. we found some really nice treats there. We walked to Manuka (pronounced Monica). This a really upscale yuppie kind of neighborhood, very chic. There is a restaurant that serves authentic Australian food – kangaroo, emu, and crocodile. We might be brave and try that one night. I’ll let you know how that goes.


One Response to “Exploring Canberra”

  1. Siobhan said

    Ew! Bugs!!

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