Tuesday 22 February 2011

Day 11: Canberra

To start, I'd just like to say thank you to everyone reading this blog of mine. I hope you're enjoying reading it as much as I'm enjoying writing it!

So, yesterday I set off on the bike to the Indian High Commission. It was about a 10 kilometre trip, pleasant though, and when I arrived I found a little notice saying I had to go to the other side of the city for visa applications. Typical. Really, I suppose I should have checked online first.

Anyway, I was in the area of parliament, so I went up there to have a look around. Went on a tour, and it really is a lovely building. Very modern and very pretty. Nice views too. I've put pictures and my first video online for y'all to have a look at.

After Parliament, I headed for the Indian Visa office. Useless people. Honestly, they guy said I needed to go away, print off an application form from the website, and then bring it back. He said he didn't have any Visa application forms  in the Visa application office. I was not amused.

Proceeded to find an internet cafe, where I tried to do the form online and it told me I had to be an Australian Citizen to apply there. After some searching, I gave up and returned to the office and explained at which point he went out back and brought out the forms. So basically, he made me waste an hour because he couldn't be arsed to stand up and walk 5 metres.

Filled out the forms, he charged me $110, and told me it could take up to a week, so I need to find things to do here in Canberra. It's a nice place though, I'm sure I can remain amused for a while.

After the Indian visa thing, I proceeded to the War Memorial Museum. It was really nice to actually see the wars from the Australian point of view. The memorial here mainly focused on the war with Japan in WW2 and that was quite interesting.

So, today I'm off to Questacon, which is an interactive museum kind of thing I've been told I need to visit. Will take plenty of pictures as usual!

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Hope everyone is well,


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