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10 things that will surprise you when visiting Canberra

Canberra has never been on my travel bucket list, but I know that sooner or later I’d pay a visit. The occasion has been this last Easter long weekend. We didn’t have time to plan in advance and having visited most of what you can reach by car from Melbourne at a reasonable distance, well, it was time for Canberra. A couple of suggested stops on the way to&from Canberra: – Shepparton, for a quick bite on the way – Wagga Wagga, if you don’t want to do the trip all in one go, it’s a good place to stop – a laid back town, with a river bank to explore and a cool sunset to watch if you’re lucky and a couple dinner options, but being bank holiday not many were open and we went to G Thai and had a decent Pad Thai – Albury, a good stop for lunch on the way back to Melbourne, or Beechworth, if you want to go and try the delicacies where the renowned (in Victoria) Beechworth Bakery …