On my first day in Canberra my friends brought me to The Cupping Room for brunch. Such a great brunch place I love it!

You have no idea how excited I was to be on a merry-go-round. It's pretty cool how most of the horses have names. The wooden horses and elephants were specially imported from Germany, twisted brass poles from Scotland. There'll be free gelatos and merry-go-round ride in Garema Place Civic on the last Friday of every month! Do take note if you want a free ride! 

Tea and scones at A. BAKER. Check out the cafe's dramatic backdrop of charred walls, courtesy of the fire that ripped through the area in 2011. 

The Aviary at Westside Acton Park is the perfect place to wind down and catch up with your friends over dinks! I'm loving this shipping container concept and its ecological feel. This rooftop bar is also Canberra's first sky high saloon! Cheers!  
#Canberra #ACT #visitcanberra — at Aviary Rooftop.

NewActon Nishi

My two favorite words, NOW EAT! If you want to discover authentic Canberra, do check out this national award winning indoor markets, Old Bus Depot Markets, on Sundays. 

Delish brunch at Penny University

New Parliament House

Lake Burley Griffin

Australian War Memorial

View from Mount Ainslie
Before my trip to Canberra I asked my flatmate if there's anything worth trying there and he recommended that I try Brodburger, a famous and widely raved burger joint. Brodburger has become a stable in Canberra's diverse culture. Whilst the wait my seem kinda forever, the burgers are definitely well worth the wait! Yum! 

Australian War Memorial

Sunset view from Mt Pleasant 

Home to the Australian story, there is an endless choice of great things to see and do in Australia's capital city. Before I visited Canberra, I got the impression that the city is boring and there’s nothing much to do there. When I told my friends that I’ll be going there for the weekend, I would get that bewildered look from them and they would say “There’s NOTHING to do there! It’s so BORING!”
I got a little worried during my bus ride to Canberra. It takes about 3 hours to get to Canberra from Sydney. When I arrived, my dearest friends and hosts, Shayne and Dave, welcomed me with open arms and they took me around for the next three days. They showed me so many sides of Canberra and I’m just amazed by how beautiful this Australian capital is! It’s all about having a perspective. During my time there the remarks from my friends did not match what I had experienced at all. So here’s why I think Canberra is one of the coolest cities in Australia:
Canberra has its popular markets for everything from fresh produce to designer pieces. The multi award-winning Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston is a weekend institution for Canberrans and visitors alike.
Coffee Scene and Cafes
The World’s Best Barista and 2015 Champion is from Canberra. Locals are raising standards and cups to enjoy coffee across the city. I visited a couple of cafes during my time there but there’s more I’d like to check out!
Canberra has its hot and new dining precincts like Braddon, NewAction and the Kingston Foreshore. So many you’ll be spoiled for choices!
Enjoy the views of Canberra
Shayne and Dave took me up a few mountain ranges to view the layout of Canberra and its many attractions surrounding the city. The National Arboretum Canberra offers great views across Lake Burley Griffin. On my last day in Canberra, we drove up to Mount Ainslie to get a magnificent perspective of how architect Walter Burley Griffin’s plan for Canberra has come to life through its buildings and monuments.
There’s so much more to do in Canberra and I’d love to come by and visit my friends again.

It’s not that bad after all! 

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Fierce and Love, 

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